German, circa 1570-1580 | Pair of Salts
Property Restituted to the Heirs of Jakob Goldschmidt
German, circa 1570-1580
Pair of Salts
Two matching German silver-gilt salts, maker’s mark a housework with E, Augsburg and maker’s mark only MM conjoined in a heart-shaped surround, circa 1570-80, triangular, cast and chased with three naked demi-figures in scrolling foliage, stamped rims, cherub supports and central wells, the reverses initialled PFVA and with scratchweigts 6 1/4 Loth and 4 7/8 Loth, one additionally initialled WW, the other with coat of arms initialled ZGVSL
2.4 by 11cm., 1 by 4 3/8 in. and 2.2 by 10.5cm., 7/8 by 4 1/8 in.
Overall the condition of the salts is good, with some wear consistent with age, including light wear and oxidation to the gilding. The salt with an armorial has a dent in the salt well and the armorial is worn. A few further dents to both salts. There are some repairs at the joins of the feet and the body on both pieces. The marks are good and clear.
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W. Koeppe, Die Lemmers-Danforth-Sammlung Wetzlar: Europäische Wohnkultur aus Renaissance und Barock, Heidelberg, 1992, pp. 482, no. GO a/b [one catalogued as Augsburg, circa 1600, and the other as late 19th century]