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ANTIQUE SILVER SALT CELLARS

We are pleased to offer a fine range of antique sterling silver Salt Cellars. All of our antique silver Salt Cellars can be purchased online, or from our shop in the London Silver Vaults. You can click on the image of one of the Salt Cellars to see a larger picture.

The earliest silver salts were large ceremonial pieces that graced the tables of the aristocracy. At formal dinners, the piece was passed around the landed gentry but not offered to the common serfs. Hence the expression, 'not worth his salt'. The typical sterling silver salt cellar first appeared in the early seventeen hundreds, answering to the dining needs of the growing middle class. The forms developed in these early years, the trencher salt, the cauldron salt, the capstan salt and the boat shaped salt remained the most popular designs from that day till this. These antique silver salt cellars were designed to remain in place on the table, with each diner having his own salt. Traditionally, a large silver salt spoon lay on the table in front of the salt cellar, but today most people prefer a small spoon that lies in the salt or to simply 'pinch'. Although they were never used this way originally, today people often like to use a pair of salts, one for salt, one for pepper.

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L0197: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1915

Hallmarked in London, 1915 by William Bruford & Son, this stylish pair of George V Sterling Silver Salt Cellars are in the Georgian style, standing on three hoof feet with plain bellied bodies and blue glass liners. They measure 1.5"(4cm) high with a diameter of 2"(5cm). Together, these salt cellars weigh 2.5 troy ounces, unlined.

£225

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b9194: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1902

Hallmarked in London, 1902 by Charles Edwards, this eye catching pair of Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars are in the Arts & Crafts style. The salt cellars have three applied naturalistic handles and stand on little pin ball feet. The cellars have blue glass liners. They measure 2.5"(7cm) handle to lip, a bowl diameter of 2"(5cm) and a height of 1.5"(4cm) and together, have a silver weight of 3.96 troy ounces.

£295

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b8355: Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1869

Hallmarked in London, 1869 by Robert Hennell II, this attractive, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, feature engraved decoration and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 1.5 inches (4cm) tall, by 2.75 inches (7cm) in diameter.

£325

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b8722: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1901

Hallmarked in London, 1901 by William Hutton, this stylish pair of Edwardian Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars have classic shell and hoof feet with a simple bead band around the rims. They measure 2"(5cm) in diameter and stand 1.25"(3cm) high. The silver weight of these salt cellars, without the blue glass liners, is 3.5 troy ounces.

£345

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b5550: Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1743

Hallmarked in London, 1743 by Edward Wood, this handsome, George II, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, are plain in style, and feature reed borders, blue glass liners and three hoof style feet. Each salt cellar measures 1.5 inches (4cm) tall, by 2.75 inches (7cm) in diameter, and without the glass liners they weigh 3.9 troy ounces.

£475

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b8968: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1771

Hallmarked in London, 1771 by James Waters, this classic pair of George III Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars are in the traditional cauldron shape, with a textured gadroon border and standing on three hoof feet. The blue glass lined salt cellars have a diameter of 2.5"(6cm) and a height of 1.75"(4.5cm). Together, the silver weight is 3.8 troy ounces.

£525

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b2326: Sterling Silver Set Of Four Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1927

Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1927 by William Davenport, this handsome, Sterling Silver Set of four Salt Cellars, are presented in their original box with the original spoons, and feature three shell detailed legs, shaped borders, and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 1.75 inches (4.5cm) tall, by 2.5 inches (6.5cm) in diameter.

£575

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b8858: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1909

Hallmarked in London, 1909 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., this set of four Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars come in their original box. These cauldron salts stand on hoof feet and have blue glass liners. Each salt cellar comes with its own spoon. The salts stand 1.4"(3.5cm) high with a diameter of 2"(5cm). The total weight of the silver is 10.3 troy ounces.

£575

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b9743p: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1763

Hallmarked in London, 1763 by John Langford II and John Sebille, this unusual pair of large George III Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars have pretty pierced bowls and stand on three ball and claw feet. There is a wavy gadroon border around the tops. The salt cellars have been lined with clear cut glass with a starburst pattern on the bottom and wavy rim. These salts are 2"(5cm) tall with a diameter of 3"(7.5cm). The silver weight is 5.4 troy ounces.

£645

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b8660: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1771

Hallmarked in London, 1771 by famed silversmiths R&D Hennell, these fetching George III Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars are oval in shape with straight pierced sides and beaded edges. Each salt cellar has been engraved with a boar's head crest. These salt cellars stand on four claw feet and have blue glass liners. Each one is 3"(7.5cm) wide, with a 2.5"(6.5cm) depth and stand 2"(5cm) tall. Together they weigh 2.6 troy ounces, without liners.

£675

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b8015: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1795

Hallmarked in London, 1795 by Crispin Fuller, this fine pair of George III Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars oval in shape with blue glass liners. The elegant salt cellars stand on four applied feet and there is piercing and engraving throughout. There is a reed band around the tops. Each cellar measures 3.5"(9cm) by 2"(5cm) and they stand 2"(5cm) high. The silver weight is 2.77 troy ounces.

£695

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d5698: Sterling Silver Salt Cellar

Hallmarked In 1920

Hallmarked in London, 1920 by Carringtons, this delightful silver salt cellar is octagonal in shape, and very plain in style, copying designs popular around the 1680's. The salt cellar features reed decorations, and four scroll arms, and measures 5.5 inches (14cm) tall.

£725

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b1964: Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1793

Hallmarked in London, 1793 by Solomon Hougham, this very handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, are boat shaped, featuring pedestal bases, loop handles, reed borders and gilt interiors. Each salt cellar measures 3 inches (7.5cm) tall, by 5.75 inches (14.5cm) wide, and the pair together weigh 4.7 troy ounces.

£795

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b9770: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1788

Hallmarked in London, 1788 by the doyenne of silversmithing, Hester Bateman, this fabulous pair of Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars are in the more unusual oval shape. The salt cellars stand on four hoof feet with beading around the edges. These salt cellars measure 3"(7.5cm) by 2"(5cm) with a height of 1.75"(4.5cm). The silver weight of these cellars is 4.4 troy ounces.

£975

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b9248: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1859

Hallmarked in London, 1859 by renowned silversmith Robert Hennell II, these unusual Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars have zig zag top bands with corded bottom bands and feature three lion heads atop the decorative leaf feet. These salt cellars have cut crystal bowls and are 2.5"(7cm) high with a width of 2.8"(7.2cm). The total weight of the silver is 13.6 troy ounces.

£1,175

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b9699: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1737

Hallmarked in London, 1737 by Edward Wood, this exemplary set of four George II Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars stand, typically, on three claw feet, have fine gadroon borders and blue glass liners. Each of these salt cellars measure 1.5"(4cm) high, with a diameter of 2.5"(6cm). The total silver weight, without the glass liners, is 11.2 troy ounces.

£1,275

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b9864: Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1787

Hallmarked in London, 1787, this fine set of four George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Salt Cellars are boat shaped and stand on pedestal bases with looped handles, reed borders and gilt interiors. Each salt cellar measures 5"(12.5cm) handle to handle with a height of 2.5"(6.5cm). The total weight of this set is 18.6 troy ounces.

£1,825

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b4826: Sterling Silver Set Of Four Salt Cellars

Hallmarked In 1785

Hallmarked in London, 1785 by Hester Bateman, this stylish, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Set of four Salt Cellars, feature ball and claw feet, pierced and engraved detailing to the sides, bead borders, and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 2 inches (5cm) tall, by 3.5 inches (9cm) wide.

£1,875

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