First documented in Ancient Rome, table containers for salt became hugely popular in England during the Elizabethan era. Salt was seen as a sign of purity, and it was also used widely to cover the taste of half rotten foods. Salt cellars from before the 18th century are rare, and most commonly they are found from the late 1700’s onwards. The most popular form is the ‘cauldron’, however early 1700’s ‘trencher’ examples are highly prized. From elaborate to plain designs, salt cellars are still as popular today as they have been throughout our history.
Hallmarked In 1869
Hallmarked in London in 1869 by Robert Harper, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Pair of Salt Cellars, feature engraved decoration and blue glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 1.5"(4cm) tall, by 2.75"(7cm) in diameter.
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Hallmarked In 1763
Hallmarked in London in 1763 by John Langford II and John Sebille, this unusual, pair of George III, Antique Sterling Silver Salt Cellars, stand on ball and claw feet, and feature shaped borders, pierced sides, and clear glass liners. Each salt cellar measures 2"(5cm) tall, by 3"(7.5cm) in diameter with a silver weight of 5.4 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1910
Hallmarked in London in 1910 by Carrington & Co, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Salt Cellar, is a reproduction of a 1680's design called a 'Master Salt'. The salt cellar measures 5.5"(14cm) tall, by 6"(15cm) wide and deep, and weighs 15.3 troy ounces. The engraving on the base reads 'Coronation 1911. The gift of the Skinners Company.'
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Hallmarked In 1793
Hallmarked in London in 1793 by Solomon Hougham, this very handsome pair of George III, Antique Sterling Silver Salt Cellars, are 'Boat shaped', and feature reed detailing and gilt interiors. Each salt cellar measures 3 "(7.5cm) tall, by 5.75"(14.5cm) wide, and the pair together weigh 4.7 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1787
Hallmarked in London in 1787, this fine, set of four George III, Antique Sterling Silver Salt Cellars, are 'Boat shaped', and feature reed detailing and gilt interiors. Each salt cellar measures 2.5"(6.5cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) wide, and the set together weighs 18.6 troy ounces.
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