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Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique English sterling silver and cowrie shell salts; an addition to our silver cruet and condiment collection

SKU: A7553
Price: £1,395.00
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Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820
Sterling Silver and Cowrie Shell Salts - Antique Circa 1820

Description


These exceptional antique English silver and cowrie shell salts have an ovoid shaped form.


The rim of each smooth cowrie/cowry shell is fitted with a plain sterling silver mount with a plain flared scalloped border.


Each exceptional example of antique silverware retains the original three hoof style feet with incurved sockets and terminals; each foot is secured with the original screw fitment to the interior of the vessel.


View our full range of cruet/condiment sets at AC Silver


Origin: England

Condition


These antique cowrie shell salts are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The smooth cowrie shells are in perfect condition.

There are no hallmarks as to be expected with such pieces; the date and origin can be determined by the composition and decoration.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 8cm/3.1"

Width 7cm/2.8"

Height 1.5cm/0.6"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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