Lot 5
  • 5

A parcel-gilt silver standing salt, unmarked, probably French or Flemish, circa 1560

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 GBP
Sold
1,025,000 GBP
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Description

rectangular, on elongated lion paw supports headed by acanthus below columns and hatched S-scrolls, the sides fitted with basse-taille enamel panels of The Annunciation and the Coronation of the Virgin, enclosed by engraved matted arabesques, interrupting embossed and chased panels of The Nativity and The Resurrection, detachable cover with similar enamelled lozenges of the Four Evangelists,  surmounted by warrior finial standing on a disc of marine ornament with basket of fruit above engraved arabesques, later French and Dutch control marks only
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