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Salt

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1730-1731 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crespin, Paul, born 1694 - died 1770 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, parcel-gilt.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir Edgar Sebright, Bt.

  • Museum number:

    M.14B-1918

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Salt, one of a set of four, the interior gilt, the feet cast and chased, the bowl decorated with applied leaves. Circular bowl, the neck enriched with flowers, the bowl decorated with twelve vertical leaves, the foot with an ogee moulding enriched with leaves. Engraved with the crest of Sebright.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1730-1731 (made)

Artist/maker

Crespin, Paul, born 1694 - died 1770 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, parcel-gilt.

Marks and inscriptions

P C with mullet between with a star below in a shaped shield. The Leopard's head crowned overstrikes the makers mark.

Engraved crest of Sebright

London hallmarks for 1730-31

Dimensions

Height: 5.27 cm, Length: 8.45 cm, Width: 7.85 cm, Weight: 266.5 g

Object history note

Bequest - Sir Edgar Sebright
Acquisition RF: 18 / 676

Descriptive line

Circular salt with applied cast band of quatrefoil rosettes on the stem and a leafy foliate foot the cast bowl embellished with a calyx of stiff leaves

Materials

Silver; Gold

Techniques

Raising; Casting; Chasing; Amalgam gilding; Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Crests; Flowers; Leaves

Categories

Metalwork; Silver; Tableware & cutlery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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