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A Pair of Parcel Gilt Salts
Offered by Koopman Rare Art
Height: 9.2 cm
Weight: 35 ounces
Engraved with a crest to the base of the stand. In the Egyptian style, each circular, on circular base with three bracket feet, the circular bowl with waterleaf rim, set on three sphinx monopods hung with shields cast with oak branches, the interior of bowls with gilding.
This pair of salt cellars relate closely to a group of 36 salt cellars in the Royal Collection designed in the Egyptian taste. The Royal salt cellars, part of the "Grand Service," were produced by Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith, and Philip Rundell, between 1802-19 and were delivered to the Prince Regent over a period of years (see Carlton House: The Past Glories of George IV's Palace, 1991, p. 131, no. 92). A sugar bowl and cream jug of the same pattern, by Paul Storr in 1806, are illustrated in Joseph R. Bliss, The Jerome and Rita Gans Collection of English Silver, no. 31, pp. 96-97.
|Height||9.20 cm||(3.62 inches)|
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