Copper lustreware pepper pot, c.1840

In America, lustreware became popular in mid-19th century. During the Victorian period, a certain dinner party fad was to place lustreware pieces on a mirrored platform as a table centerpiece and watch the glow of gaslight sparkle and shimmer. This sturdy little pepper pot from England stands 4-3/4″ high.

The warm tone of the replaced carved wood base matches the copper color glaze.

This form is a copy of an 18th c. Georgian silver pepper pot.

Photo courtesy of Bryan Douglas

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