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Triple salt-holder(?)

rock-crystal, parcel-gilt silver; carved

c. 1500 - 1510 (?)

19 cm height

Inscription/Mark: 19th century French swan import (engraved under the foot)


Place of Creation: Italy


The standing container is formed of three small carved rock-crystal bowls on a triple scrolling stand. The finial is formed as a grotesque double-sided figure with satyr's legs, male on one side, female on the other, holding up another piece of rock-crystal. Engraved beneath the foot is a book.


Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.