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Baronetcy of Blackwell Cruet Set 1771

Heading : Five piece glass cruet set and pierced silver stand
Date : 1771
Period : George III
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Stand : Silver, hallmarked Richard Palmer, London 1771 with the shield of Baronetcy of Blackwell
Cruets : Five intricately cut glass cruets including a mustard with integral spoon
Pontil : Polished
Glass Type : Lead
Cruet Size : 11.5 tall and approximately 4cm in diameter
Stand Size : 16.5cm tall and 12cm in diameter
Condition : Some very minor grazing to the bottles and two of the caps have minor tears in the silver.
Restoration : None
Weight : 790 grams in total

The caps also bear the crest of the Baronecy of Blackwell except for the "dry mustard" spoon and cap. This prized heirloom was modernised in 1819, such spoons would not have been included until the late 18th century.

The silver spoon is hallmarked Joeseph Angel, London 1819


Blackwell coat of arms

This has two components, the crest and the shield. In heraldic terms it is described as follows

  “Paly of six argent and azure,on a chief gules a lion passant guard or, all within a bordure erminies. Crest- a swans head and neck erased argent ducally gorged or.”

The hand appaumy displayed on an escutcheon is the badge of a baronet. The Blackwell Baronetcy, of Sprowston in the County of Norfolk, was a title in the Baronetage of Great Britain. It was created on 16 July 1718 for Sir Lambert Blackwell, of Sprowston Hall near Norwich. Descended from the Blackwells of Surrey, he was a younger son of John Blackwell of Mortlake. He was Knight Harbinger and Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to William III by whom he was knighted in 1697.He was a director of the South Sea Company and Member of Parliament for Wilton 1708-10.

The baronetcy became extinct on the death of his grandson, the third Baronet, in 1801 and it will have been Sir Lambert Blackwell the third baronet for whom this was made. This has also been used as a silver wedding gift in 1930 with L to ML.

Sir Lambert Blackwell, 1st Baronet (died 1727)

Sir Charles Blackwell, 2nd Baronet (1700–1741)

Sir Lambert Blackwell, 3rd Baronet (1732–1801)


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  • Product Code: 2017032702
  • Availability: Sold
  • £650.00

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