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Salt cellar

Salt cellar

  • Place of origin:

    Urbino (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 42, shelf 5

Physical description

Salt cellar, boat-shaped, with two volute supports, a boy holding a shell seated on either end, and moulded reliefs of lion's masks at the ends and satyr's heads at the sides.

Place of Origin

Urbino (made)


late 16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Height: 16.5 cm, Length: 21 cm, Width: 12 cm

Object history note

Purchase: Soulages Collection.

Descriptive line

Salt cellar with volutes, boys holding shells, lion's masks and satyr's heads, made in Urbino, Italy, late 16th century, tin-glazed earthenware

Labels and date

Salt cellar
Made in Urbino, Italy late 16th century
Tin-glazed earthenware

511-1865 Soulages Collection [16/07/2008]


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

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