Elizabethan state salt by English

State-salt made of a nautilus mounted in silver-gilt to represent a bird.

Details

Medium:
Silver-gilt, shell Dimensions: 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,250 ( Total: £6,250)
Acquired in:
1969
Vendor:
Judge Untermyer

Neck unscrews and the lower part a the container was probably for spices which could be scattered through the head.

Provenance

The Marquess of Scarisbrick.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

Entry details

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