A Pair of Silver Pepperettes by E H Stockwell


in the form of poppy seed heads, a pierced grill beneath the crown.

Stamped: EHS

London, 1874

9 cm in length

Presented in their original tooled leather and blue velvet lined display case, retailed by ‘C Sewell, Jeweller and Silversmith, 4 Davies Street, Berkeley Square.”

Shaking poppy seeds across the garden to sew more flowers for the following year is a highly evocative, redolent of the summertime and childhood.

These pepperettes ingeniously mimic this action as they are shaken by the stem to release pepper from beneath the crown.