Georgian or Federal Style sterling silver master salt with lozenge shaped cobalt glass insert. It may be Georgian in style, but this salt was made in 1931. English silver hallmarks for London 1931, with maker's mark R.C. in a cartouche. On the other side of the base is:
Z. Barraclough & Sons, Ltd. Silversmiths, Leeds. Perhaps that is a retail store. Beautifully bench made salt with reticulated openwork so that the glass shows through. Stands on 4 paw feet. Cobalt glass is a deep, brilliant color, and it is cut to fit exactly. Just a tiny bit of wear to the glass, but I would call this perfect condition. Beautiful inside and out. Size is master salt, 3 and 3/8 inches long, by 2
and 1/4 inches wide, by 2 and 1/8 inches high. Silver is substantial thickness at 45 grams or 1.6 oz. on my postal scale. If you are a collector of antique salt dips, this is a classic.
Buy with confidence from Arlene Rabin Antiques, with over 40 years experience selling interesting smalls. Good prices, good service.
I accept (encourage) personal checks as well as PayPal. That's always helpful on reasonably priced items.
Sterling Silver Master Salt Cobalt insert British Maker's Mark