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George Unite sterling silver salt set in case England c

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George Unite sterling silver salt set in case England c
English Victorian sterling silver salt service. Four shell form salt dishes on dainty claw feet with four matching spoons, cased in traditional maroon leather box with fitted blue velvet interior. Made by George Unite, Birmingham, England, 1863-4. All pieces are identically marked. Case is 7" square x 1.5" high; each salt dish is 2.25" square x 1.25" high; each spoon is 2.75" long. George Unite and James Hilliard founded the business in 1825 in Birmingham. The partnership was closed before 1845 and the business was continued by George Unite until 1865.In 1854 the firm was active at 65 Caroline Street, Birmingham and in London at Thavies Inn, Holborn through its agents George Groom (1852) and J.T. Chapman (1854). This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut add 6.35% state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes,tariffs or customs that might apply. *** If you wish to see examples of similar items we have sold and/or appraised please go to our affiliate site and click the Archives / Homepage logo ***

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