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Antique Silver Salt Cellars

Salt cellars were first documented in Ancient Rome, and in the Middle Ages, a large silver dish of salt was considered a status symbol. At the time of its use, it was a symbol of social distinction because only a family of great wealth could afford it. Eventually, smaller sized salt cellars were created for dinner guests to share. In the Victorian era, an individual salt cellar was displayed for every guest to have at the table.

Generally, most salt cellars were made with either gold – gilt interiors or glass liners, as salt is one of the few substances that can corrode silver. If your salts do not either have a gold – gilt interior or a glass liner, remove the salt after each use and wash it to remove any salt residue.

Pair of English Silver Trencher Salts

$750.00 for the pair

A lovely pair of 20th century square cut – cornered English Silver Trencher Salts that are replicas of a highly desirable early Georgian style, circa 1720. The salts have gilded interiors and are in very good condition. They do have clear hallmarks but please note …

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Antique George I English Silver Salt Cellars

$2,500.00 for the pair

A stunning pair of Antique George I English Silver Salt Cellars that are quite elegant in design. These George I Salt Cellars are in a classic elongated octagonal trencher form and are of solid weight with stable incurved corners. They also have an oval sunken …

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