The Stonyhurst Salt by Unknown Artist

The Salt has a shallow circular bowl chased with petal flutes and matted foliate, and has four applied lion's masks.

Details

Medium:
Jewelled & enamelled rock-crystal & silver-gilt
Dimensions:
26 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £6,000)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Christie's

The domed base and cover are chased with bunches of fruit and masks and studded with carbuncles. The Salt takes its name from the Jesuit College at Stonyhurst, Lancashire.

Provenance

The Jesuit College, Stonyhurst; Sir John Noble.

Venue details

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

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