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Cruet sets like this wooden stand with blown glass bottles often appeared on nineteenth-century dining tables. Filled with oil, vinegar, pepper, sugar, dry mustard, or catsup made from mushrooms or tomatoes, the contents of these bottles added to the flavor of the foods served at the table.


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Cruet Set

date   1815-1825
height   9.0"
diameter   6.25"
process/materials   wood, glass
item type   Household Goods/Food Service Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1990.005.11

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