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London Tin-Glazed Earthenware Salt Cellar

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Dates Circa 1635
Medium Tin-glazed earthenware
Origin England
Description An extremely rare polychrome, London salt cellar of tin-glazed earthenware, Southwark, Pickleherring Quay or Montague Close, with the arms of the City of London.

The long sides moulded with winged cupid masks, each end with the arms of the City of London, the interior with a simple leaf spray within a decorative blue border, with paw feet below moulded leaves to each corner.

4 12" (11.5 cm) long

Provenance: Harriet Carlton-Goldweitz Collection Sale-Sotheby's, New York, lot number 6, 20/1/06
Literature Similar examples are currently in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Longridge Collection.
British Museum - museum number 1887,0307,E.9