Assembled George V Silver Salt and Pepper Service
hallmarked London, 1913-1924, by Crichton Brothers, including a pair of sterling silver casters of oblong paneled baluster form, with pieced caps and vasiform finials, h. 6-1/4", and a set of six Britannia standard (.958) silver salt cellars, of concave-canted square pedestal form, with molded rim and foot, each with a conforming colorless glass liner, h. 2", w. 3".
54.45 total t. oz. (excluding liners)
An assembled set with the expected signs of age and use - surface nicks, scuffs and wear - but no
dents, breaks or repairs noted. Casters hallmarked (on the upper edge of the body) with: 1) the sterling
lion passant; 2) the London leopard's head; 3) the date letter, one "s" for 1913-1914 , the other "u" for
1915-1916; and 4) the "LAS" maker's mark of Lionel Alfred Crichton (Brothers). Cellars hallmarked (on the
rim) with: 1) the seated Britannia; 2) the London erased lion's head; 3) the date letter, four with "b" for
1917-1918, and two with "g" for 1922-1923; and 4) the "LAS" maker's mark of Lionel Alfred Crichton
(Brothers). Marks fair to excellent, some worn but legible. Glass liners good with scattered frits and
fleabites on the rim, but no cracks or large chips noted; one has a small 1/8" wheel polish mark on the side
where a chip has been polished out.