Pair George III silver salt cellars

Pair George III silver salt cellars

£320

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Reference

7035

Classic pair of George III period cauldron-style salt cellars with typical rope pattern rims and hoof and fan flute supports. The interiors are gilded to protect the silver from the salt.

Since early Greek and Roman times and during the Middle Ages, salt was expensive and silver salt cellars evolved and placed on the table as a sign of status and prosperity. Usually made of silver, they were often decorated in motifs of the sea.

Dimensions:

Height 35 mm / 1 34"
Diameter 60 mm / 2 12"
Weight 112 g (3.60 troy ozs)
Year

1764

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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