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Nice Pair Of Georgian Crested Sterling Silver Master Salts For Sale
Up for sale without a reserve:
NICE PAIR OF GEORGIAN CRESTED STERLING SILVER MASTER SALTS BY
HENRY CHAWNER, LONDON, 1790.
am quite pleased to offer this fine pair of Georgian sterling silver
master salts made by Henry Chawner at his London workshop in 1790. Both of the salts are beautifully crested
with a lion’s head on one side. Each
salt retains their original gold wash interiors.
This fine pair of salts is fully
hallmarked as shown in the photos.
Hallmarks are located on the inside bottom of each salt’s base and very
legible. The hallmarks consist of: lion’s head for London, date letter “p” for 1790,
maker’s mark for Henry Chawner, Georgian duty mark and the lion passant for
The width of each salt from handle
to handle is approximately 5.5 inches.
The salts stand approximately 3.0 inches high to their highest point
(the handles). Each salt’s bowl stands approximately
2.0 inches in hight. Their bowl width is
approximately 2.25 inches at their widest point and their length is
approximately 4.0 inches. The total weight of both salts is approximately 189
Condition: The two salts have the normal light surface
scratches and minor dings which are expected for silver this age. There are no splits, cracks, pinholes, etc. There is no evidence of repairs or crest
removal. There is what appears to be
seams only noticeable when examining the inside of the bowls very closely where
the handles attach to the bowls at the top portion of each salt. They are not visible from the outside of each
bowl. Since they exist on both salts at
each handle insertion, I feel they are a manufacturing joint/seam. Furthermore, there is no disruption or loss
of the original gold wash in these areas.
There is no evidence of them being repaired and they are very
stable. Please study the photos
carefully since I feel they represent the two pieces accurately.
Please feel free to contact me if you should have any
questions or require additional photos.
make great effort to accurately describe each item listed. Returns are
accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly
incorrect. Please study the photos which show the hallmarks as described.
Return Policy: Remember, the item
is an antique. Hence, it will have an expected amount of wear from normal
use. I described the condition honestly
and as well as I can in detail. Again,
if you have questions or would like more photos, ask before offerding. As such, returning an item because I failed
to mention the tiniest bit of wear, or barely discernible flaw is not
acceptable. Nor do I accept returns based on buyer's remorse. Nor change of
taste, or because a buyer did not realize how “big” or "small" the
stated dimension really is.
This item has been shown 27 times.
Nice Pair Of Georgian Crested Sterling Silver Master Salts: $290