A Regency Period Cruet Set

Height: 7" 17.5cm
Width: 8" 20cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1810

The five cruet bottles standing in a decorated lacquer boat with silvered handle and standing on lion’s paw feet.

The word cruet is thought to derive from the french word crue (an earthen pot) and although originally said to have ecclesiastical connotations, by the mid 17th century, Cardinal Mazarin had at his table a pair of salad cruets for dispensing vinegar and oil.