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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b4444: Victorian Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1866 by Beare Falke, this handsome, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, stand on three hoof feet, and feature blue glass liners and bead borders. Each salt cellar measures 1.25 inches (3cm) tall, by 2.25 inches (5.5cm) in diameter.

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£275

sold!
2014-06-09

b1054: Victorian Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1895 by Frederick Burridge, this Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, stand on three hoof feet, and feature shaped gadroon borders, and gilt interiors. Each salt cellar measures 1.5 inches (4cm) tall, by 2.75 inches (7cm) in diameter, and the pair together weigh 4.1 troy ounces.

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£295

b2596: Victorian Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1880 by Henry John Lias & James Wakely, this very attractive, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, feature wonderful engraved decoration to the salts and spoons, gilt interiors and bowls, and are presented in the original box. Each salt measures 1.25 inches (3cm) tall, by 2 inches (5cm) in diameter.

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£425

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2014-05-27

b4093: George III Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1766, this handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, are plain in style, standing on three hoof feet and featuring reed borders, and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 1.25 inches (3cm) tall, by 2.25 inches (6cm) in diameter.

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£465

b4356: George III Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1768, this handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, stand on three hoof style feet, and feature blue glass liners and delicate rope borders. Each salt cellar measures 1.25 inches (3cm) tall, by 2.5 inches (6.5cm) in diameter.

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£465

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2014-07-25

b4402: Victorian Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1860 by George Adams, this ornate, Victorian, Antique, Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, feature chased decoration and gilt interiors. Each salt cellar measures 1.75 inches (4.5cm) tall, by 3.25 inches (8.5cm) in diameter, and the pair together weigh 6.4 troy ounces.

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£495

j8003: George III Sterling Silver Pair Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1784, this handsome, antique silver pair of salt cellars, are couldron shaped, stand on three hoof style feet, and feature rope borders and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 1.5 inches (4cm) tall, by 2.75 inches (7cm) in diameter.

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£495

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

b2965: Victorian Sterling Silver Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London in 1897 by Gibson & Langland, this Antique, Sterling Silver Victorian, set of four Salt Cellars are presented in the original display box and have the matching original salt spoons. Each salt cellar is round in form and decorated with strap work and measures 2.25 inches (6cm) in diameter and 1.5 inches (4cm) high. Together the four salts and spoons weigh 8 troy oz.

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£575

b2041: George V Sterling Silver Set Of Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1932/1933 by Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. This handsome, Sterling Silver Set of Salt Cellars, stand on three hoof feet, and feature shaped gadroon borders and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 1.5 inches (4cm) tall, by 2.5 inches (6.5cm) in diameter, and the set of four without the glass liners weigh 6.3 troy ounces.

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£675

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

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.

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£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

b3172: William IV Sterling Silver Set Of 12 Salt Cellars

 Hallmarked in London, 1832 by Benjamin Smith, this striking, William IV, Antique, Sterling Silver Set of 12 Salt Cellars, feature blue glass liners, cast and applied scroll feet, shaped sides, and shell and scroll borders. Each salt cellar measures 2.25 inches (6cm) tall, by 5 inches (12.5cm) wide, by 3.75 inches (9.5cm) deep, and the set together weigh 76 troy ounces.

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£7,975

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