Georgian British Sterling Silver Open Salts
Antique sterling silver Georgian open cauldron salt cellars. A pair of British silver open salts made in Sheffield in either 1811 or 1826, unfortunately the makers marks is rubbed beyond recognition. These pair of heavy pot bellied salt cellars are ornately decorated on the top rim with wavy gadroons and sit on three lion paw feet with lion head shoulders. Fully hallmarked underneath they include their thick glass inserts.
They are accompanied with two later Victorian sterling silver salt spoons made by James Dixon & sons of Sheffield in 1884. Both are fully hallmarked under the bowl and decorated with scallop shells and foliage on the stem.
Salt cellars marked on base: lion passant (sterling), head( George IV), crown ( Sheffield), C (year mark), SGX?? (makers mark)
Spoon marked JD&S (James Dixon & sons), Crown (Sheffield), Lion passant (sterling), S (year mark)
A great addition to your victorian home decor or the perfect housewarming gift idea.
Cellars measure between 2.75" diameter by 1.75" tall . Spoons measure 3.5" long by 0.75" and together weigh 10.2oz.
In good condition considering age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)
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