The Cosway Salt by Unknown Artist

Pillar salt in three sections, decorated with strapwork, fruit, flowers and grotesque masks.

Details

Medium:
Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
21 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £377,300; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1990
Vendor:
Private collector

The finial is formed as a warrior and the four feet as horses. Hallmark on all 3 parts London 1584-5, makers mark a jug, unidentified.

Provenance

Sir Richard Cosway (?); Sir Jesse Hind (Sotheby's 1947); Private collection.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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