State-salt made of a nautilus mounted in silver-gilt to represent a bird.
Elizabethan state salt by English, 15701580
© V&A Picture Library
- Silver-gilt, shell Dimensions: 22 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,250 ( Total: £6,250)
- Acquired in:
- Judge Untermyer
Neck unscrews and the lower part a the container was probably for spices which could be scattered through the head.
The Marquess of Scarisbrick.