Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Salt cellar

Salt cellar

  • Place of origin:

    Faenza (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Alfred Williams Hearn Gift

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 26, shelf 3

Physical description

Salt cellar moulded in relief with lion's masks and scrollwork.

Place of Origin

Faenza (made)


ca. 1650 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware


Height: 10 cm, Width: 15.5 cm

Descriptive line

Salt cellar moulded in relief with lion's masks and scrollwork, made in Faenza, Italy, about 1650, tin-glazed earthenware

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ravanelli Guidotti, C. Faenza-Faïence 'Bianchi' di Faenza. Ferrara : Belriguardo, 1996. 262 p.
Giacomotti, J. Catalogue des majoliques des Musées Nationaux. Paris, 1974. No.1178, 400 p.
Rackham, Bernard. Catalogue of Italian Maiolica, London : H.M.S.O., 1977

Labels and date

Salt cellar
Made in Faenza, Italy about 1650
Tin-glazed earthenware

C.26-1923 The Alfred Williams Hearn Gift [16/07/2008]


Ceramics; Maiolica


Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.