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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1797-1798 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised, embossed and pierced

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 65, The Whiteley Galleries, case 19

A caster is a small container with a pierced cover and is used for sprinkling sugar, salt, ground pepper and spices or dry mustard powder over food. They were a popular item of tableware in both silver and Sheffield plate.

Physical description

Cylindrical body on waisted spreading base, projecting collar with gadrooning, domed pierced cover surmounted by knob.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1797-1798 (made)


Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised, embossed and pierced

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1797-8

Mark of Peter and Ann Bateman


Height: 9.5 cm, Diameter: 5.75 cm, Weight: 107.7 g

Object history note

Bequest - Arthur Hurst
Acquisition RF: 40 / 434

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1797-8, mark of Peter and Ann Bateman




Raising; Embossing; Piercing

Subjects depicted



Food vessels & Tableware; Metalwork


Metalwork Collection

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