Creamware Cruet Set for the German Market, Staffordshire, England, late 18th century, the molded and pierced stand with twisted handle housing two molded creamware covered jugs with red enamel inscriptions "Essig" and "Oel," ht. 7 3/4 in.
Literature: This lot, and others from the same collection, are illustrated and contextualized in Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House, by Paula Bennett (Bauer and Dean: New York, 2016). Imagining Ichabod is described as a "warm, personal account of life in an eighteenth-century house and the search for its first inhabitants... [which offers] a fascinating glimpse into [the United States'] colonial period and its years as a fledgling republic."
The handle of the tray has been repaired and one foot had a small in-the-making chip; Oel bottle has a restored knop on the lid and the handle has been repaired; Esig bottle has a broken, but present, knop and the edge of the lid may have some restoration.
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