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Salt

Salt

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1801-1802 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cooke, Richard (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Credit Line:

    Beqeuathed by Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    M.89-1940

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

By the 18th century salt was served at grand dinners in a salt cellar as part of each place setting, but more commonly one salt was shared between two diners. Sets of salts in silver could be purchased, often with glass liners or with gilt interiors to protect the silver surface.

Physical description

Oval, (one of a set of four), with slightly spreading side gadrooned rim and tab handles; on four lion feet.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1801-1802 (made)

Artist/maker

Cooke, Richard (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

London hallmarks for 1801-2

Mark of Richard Cooke

Dimensions

Height: 6.2 cm, Width: 10.2 cm

Object history note

Acquisition RF: 40 / 434
Bequest - Arthur Hurst
One of a set of four

Descriptive line

Silver, London hallmarks for 1801-2, mark of Richard Cooke

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Lion's paw feet; Gadroons

Categories

Metalwork; Eating; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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