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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1796-1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, raised

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    M.156:1, 2-1940

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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

Silver, the body an urn shaped cup supported on a narrow stem on a square base. Domed cover with three rows of of pierced key hole pattern

Place of Origin

London (made)


1796-1797 (made)


Peter and Ann Bateman (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, raised

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1796-7

Mark of Peter and Ann Bateman

Engraved: TC / 18J B 03


Height: 16 cm, Diameter: 5.5 cm, Weight: 120.5 g

Object history note

Bequest - Arthur Hurst
Acquisition RF: 40 / 434

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1796-97, mark of Peter and Ann Bateman




Raising; Engraving (incising); Piercing


Metalwork; Drinking


Metalwork Collection

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