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Mustard pot

Mustard pot

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1790-1791 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hester Bateman (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with glass liner

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    M.121:1 to 3-1940

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

A mustard pot is a type of small receptacle for serving prepared (wet) mustard. The usual form is drum shaped but they also came in oval, rectangular and even vase shaped in the late 18th century. The lids were usually hinged with a raised thumbpiece and indentation for the stem of the mustard spoon. In the late 18th century in both silver and Sheffield plate, pierced decoration of the body with the attendant glass liner, became popular.

Physical description

Mustard pot, silver with blue glass liner and spoon, the body oval with a domed lid, the handle at one end, cylindrical blue glass liner, the spoon with a rounded , curved end.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1790-1791 (made)


Hester Bateman (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver with glass liner

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1790-91

Mark of Hester Bateman


Height: 2.75 in, Width: 4.5 in

Object history note

Bequest - Arthur Hurst
Acquisition RF: 40 / 434

Descriptive line

Mustard pot, silver with a glass liner and spoon, London hallmarks for 1790-91, mark of Hester Bateman.


Silver; Glass


Raising; Glass blowing


Containers; Metalwork; Silver; Tableware & cutlery


Metalwork Collection

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