Pillar salt in three sections, decorated with strapwork, fruit, flowers and grotesque masks.
The Cosway Salt by Unknown Artist, 15841585
© British Museum
- 21 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £20,000 ( Total: £377,300; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Sir Richard Cosway (?); Sir Jesse Hind (Sotheby's 1947); Private collection.