Elizabethan Standing Salt by Unknown Artist

Circular pedestal or column salt bearing a London mark belongs to small group of this period.

Details

Medium:
Silver-gilt
Dimensions:
29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £22,000)
Acquired in:
1973
Vendor:
S J Phillips

Distinctly Mannerist decoration of the drum, the form of caryatids suggests the influence of French/Flemish rather than the more usual German patterns.

Venue details

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