English late Victorian sterling silver open salt, having shaped oval form body with two scroll handles. It is decorated with repousse rose garlands and scroll patterns as well as applied gadroon rim on the top. Handles are accented with figural leaves. Interior is gilt. Made by Henry Matthews, Birmingham, 1899.
This gorgeous salt is 3" long and 2" wide, 4 1/4" from handle to handle, 1 1/8" tall and weighs 42.3 grams or 1.4 ozs Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
English Rose Scroll Open Salt Henry Matthews Sterling Silver 1899