Pair Victorian silver-gilt salt cellars

Pair Victorian silver-gilt salt cellars

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Reference

1701

This beautiful pair of antique silver-gilt salt cellars has an elegant frosted finish. The hand-engraved fern or maidenhair leaf decoration, a popular Victorian decorative motif, is cut through the gilding to expose the silver underneath giving a wonderful contrast against the gold-plated surface.

Since salt does not have a corrosive effect on gold, the benefit of the gilded interior of these salt cellars means the silver beneath is protected.

Dimensions:

Depth 32 mm / 1 14"
Diameter 70 mm / 2 "
Weight 107 g (3.44 troy ozs)
Year

1878

Place

London

Condition

Excellent

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