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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b7329: George V Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1911 by Pearce & sons, this handsome, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, are in the 'trencher' style, octagonal in shape, and plain in style. Each salt cellar measures 1 inch (2.5cm) tall, by 3 inches (7.5cm) in diameter, and the pair together without the glass liner weigh 5.4 troy ounces (168g).

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£295

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2017-01-30

b8355: Victorian Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 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.

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£325

b5550: George II Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 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.

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£475

b2326: George V Sterling Silver Set Of Four Salt Cellars

 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.

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£575

j9352: George III Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1795 by Robert & David Hennell, this handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, are oval in shape, standing on four knob feet, and featuring slat pierced sides, reed borders, blue glass liners and engraved crests. Each salt cellar measures 1.75 inches (4cm) tall, by 3.5 inches (8.5cm) wide, by 2 inches (5cm) deep.

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£675

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2017-02-02

d5698: George V Sterling Silver Salt Cellar

 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

b1964: George III Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 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.

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£795

b4826: George III Sterling Silver Set Of Four Salt Cellars

 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.

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£1,875

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