13 - 14 June 2002
Two pairs of George II silver salt-cellars
Two with mark of Phillips Garden, London, 1756, two with mark of IC, possibly J. Collins, London, 1755
Each shaped circular, the openwork bowl formed of acanthus leaves, husking and rocaille, with ribbed rim, on shaped openwork stem and pedestal foot, with openwork scrolls, vines and foliage, a cast calyx knop below the bowl, with glass liners, each marked on body
2 7/8in. (7.3cm.) high
26oz. (823gr.) (4)
Possibly supplied to Thomas, 3rd Viscount Weymouth, later 1st Marquess of Bath (1734-1796) and by descent to
John Alexander, 4th Marquess of Bath (1831-1896) and by descent at Longleat
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1896 Inventory (4th Marquess' Heirlooms), Plate, 'Four circular tazza pierced salts, chased with foliage and glass liners'.
A set of six similarly conceived salt-cellars or sweetmeat dishes by Fuller White, 1757, were sold from Kedleston Hall, Christie's London, 7 March 1990, lot 171.
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