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ca 1879 Sterling Salt Cellar (.925) Rare Sovereign Queen Hallmarked
This extraordinary antique sterling silver salt cellar speaks to a sophisticated and meticulous craftsmanship rarely seen in these modern times.
While these salt cellars were obviously made to house salt on a serving table, we like them as ring holders when you are working in dough, painting, anything that would damage your rings.
It has a unengraved crest on the body.
The body boasts a beautiful, floral repoussé finish whereby the reverse has been hammered to reveal the high relief detail on the exterior.
A lovely gadrooned edge adorns the upper rim of the dish, the hoof pad feet follow the shell crest on the bowl.
A number of interesting hallmarks are clearly visible on the underside of the dish. The first of these is a pair of crest depicting a lion and leopard, respectively.
The lion represents the United Kingdom while the solitary leopard's head indicates that the piece was manufactured in London.
Under this is a tri-foil mark encasing the letter "E", "C", and "B", which stands for Edward Charles Brown, a renowned British silversmith.
The stamps are, first, a "D" in a small crest, the font and shape of which indicate that the piece was manufactured in 1879.
After the lion, you will see the "Sovereign" head Queen Victoria I (duty mark) which used in the period 1838 - 1890 certifying the payment of duty .
In astounding antique condition, this wonderfully charming salt cellar depicts no signs of wear expect for a few light surface scratches and a very light patina on the interior.
Measurements: Height: 1 ¼", length between feet: 2", diameter of rim: 1 ¾", circumference of body: 6"
Weight: 30.5 grams
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