This salt is plain and without a cover which was entirely appropriate for a fairly successful merchant's table.

This type of salt would have been a common type of plate in the late 16th or early 17th century but their plainness meant that they did not tend to be valued and few have survived. The salt is marked with the sponsor's mark IN in monogram.

Provenance

J Dunn-Gardner; Christie's, 1902; Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.


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Set in beautiful 18th century almshouses and gardens in Hoxton, East London, the Museum explores and reeveals the multiple meanings of home and home life through displays of rooms and gardens through time, stories from the collections, exhibitions and events. The Museum is closed until May 2020 for a major redevelopment. When it reopens, it will be the go-to place for ideas, inspiration and debate around the universal theme of home. Opening hours will be Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm

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