Object detail

Three containers linked to handle. Green transfer printed flowers on white body with silver lip, and crimped decorative borders.
DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Food and Drink Consumption cruet set
Production place
L122 x W140 x H45 mm
Media/Materials description
<stamped in blue> Victoria [crown] \ Austria \ 757
History and use
This ceramic cruet stand would have been used to hold cruets (or small flat-bottomed bottles with narrow necks). Cruets most commonly held condiments such as oil and vinegar. The combination of the stand and the cruets are known as a cruet set. The cruet set may also have held salt or pepper. The cruet set would have been placed on the table at meal times.

This object is part of the Marks collection, donated to the Queensland Museum by Dr E.N. Marks. The Marks were a prominent Brisbane family who made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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