A Pair of Enamelled Silver Pepperettes by Hamilton and Inches

Edinburgh, 1907


in the form of a pair of playing dice, one decorated with translucent red enamelled spots, the other with opaque black enamel, each spot on the sixth face is pierced to dispense the condiment, with a discreet thumbpiece located at the side to open them for refilling.

Stamped ‘H&I’ for Hamilton and Inches

2.5cm x 2.5cm x 2.5cm


Hamilton and Inches was established by Robert Kirk inches and James Hamilton. They opened their first shop in 1866 at 90 Princes Street, Edinburgh. In 1893, the firm was awarded their first Royal Warrant by Queen Victoria. They were appointed keeper and dresser of clocks, watches, and pendulums in the Royal Palaces of Scotland by King Edward VII. In 1903, Robert Kirk Inches co-founded the Edinburgh Association of Goldsmiths, Silversmiths and Watchmakers.