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Pair of salt cellars with glass liners
  • Pair of salt cellars with glass liners
    Chawner, Henry
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Pair of salt cellars with glass liners

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1796-1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chawner, Henry (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver with glass liner

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Sir Victor Wellesley

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The inconvenience of a central standing salt encouraged the development in the early 17th century of a much smaller receptacle which was placed near the individual plate. In the late 18th century, pierced oval shaped cellars on four ball and claw feet or boat shaped cellars either pierced or plain on a spreading foot, and with coloured glass liners in the style of the neo-classical revival were common.

Physical description

Pair of salt cellars with glass liners, silver, oval with wirework side and spreading foot.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1796-1797 (made)


Chawner, Henry (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver with glass liner

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1796-7

Mark of Henry Chawner

Engraved with a crest: a stork


Height: 2.5 in, Width: 4.125 in

Object history note

Bequest - Sir Victor A A H Wellesley
Acquisition RF: 54 / 3444

Descriptive line

Silver, glass, London hallmarks for 1796-7 mark of Henry Chawner


Silver; Glass


Engraving (incising); Glass-blowing

Subjects depicted



Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery


Metalwork Collection

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