Eight (8) English sterling and plated silver. 1st item: George III Irish sterling silver soup ladle with oval bowl and lion and serpent crest, marks on back for Richard Garde of Cork. Circa 1830. 9.33 oz troy, 13 1/4"L. 2nd item: Assembled George III 5-piece silver cruet set, the sterling silver stand of Chinese fretwork band with tripod ball and claw feet, twist stem and loop handle with marks on base for Edward Aldridge I of London, 1764, 5 glass cruets by various makers, 2 cruets with sterling bands marked for Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I of London, c. 1800, one jam jar with sterling top marked for Henry Manton, Birmingham, 1866 and two casters with newer sterling silver tops (not marked but tested as sterling), 7" H x 4 1/2" dia., 7.89 weighable oz troy, including base and two caster tops, other tops were not removable. 3rd-4th items: Pair George II sterling salts with beaded rim, tripod pad feet, marks for London, partially worn maker's marks, possibly "M" or "W" and "E" or "B", date mark obscured. Hand-engraved initials on base of one foot on each salt, "BR*I". 1-1/2" H x 2-7/8" W overall. 4.325 oz troy/pair. Early 18th century. Provenance: East Tennessee collection, by descent from Col. Edwin V. Hill, M.D. CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered surface scratches. 3 shallow dents to bowl, largest is 3/8" W. 2nd item: Glass bottles in overall good condition with some interior grime. One stopper possibly not original. Stand in good condition with scratches on base. 3rd-4th items: Very good condition with few scattered fleabites.
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