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Pair of salt cellars

  • Place of origin:

    Hanau (made)

  • Date:

    1890-1914 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Neresheimer, August and Ludwig (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gilt, cast details, repousse work

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel F.R. Waldo-Sibthorp

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Silver, Room 67, The Whiteley Galleries, case 17 []

Physical description

Pair of salts, circular, the convex side ornamented with scrollwork and three niches occupied by a figure of Pan, a woman and a boy with a dog respectively. The depression for the salt is surrounded by a laurel wreath. Each of the three feet is in the form of a female monster ending below in foliage. The handle of the spoon is formed as a winged female terminal.

Place of Origin

Hanau (made)


1890-1914 (made)


Neresheimer, August and Ludwig (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gilt, cast details, repousse work

Marks and inscriptions

Marked on the underside with a pine cone.


Height: 4.6 cm, Width: 8.5 cm

Object history note

These salts may be imitating late 16th-century Augsburg silver. Neresheimer of Hanau produced such pieces which were occasionally sold in England as "old plate."

Descriptive line

Silver, Hanau, 1890-1914, probably by Neresheimer



Subjects depicted

Foliage; Laurel wreaths; Scrollwork; Dog; Female; Boy


Metalwork; Food vessels & Tableware; Fakes & forgeries


Metalwork Collection

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