Rare Pair Of Solid Silver Georgian Salts Hallmarked 1759 Sterling Antique Nr For Sale
RARE PAIR of Solid Silver GEORGIAN SALTS Hallmarked 1759 Sterling ANTIQUE NR
4 troy oz - SUPER Condition - London: Wood Family -RARE
This is a rare PAIR of TWO GEORGIAN solid sterling silver salts that was made in London, England in 1759, probably by a member of the family of the famous Georgian silversmith, Edward Wood at hisGreat Carter Lane workshops - Edward Wood was a specialist saltmaker and master of the illustrious David Hennell.These salts are round in shape, have rolled edges, plain sidesand are raised on three elegant feet. This pair are engraved to the front with initials. Each salt measures 2 1/2" in diameter and stands 1 1/2" high. Each salt weighs52.8 grams -a total ofalmost 31/2troy oz.
The salts are in very good condition with less than the usual surface scratching,much less than the usualcollection of dings but NO dents - almost NO compression and distortion to the feet - SUPERB. Each salt is hallmarked with lion passant (sterling silver assay mark), crowned leopard headandD (all rather rubbed as you can see from the last picture)showing that each was hallmarked in London in 1759. I have shown the hallmarks so that you can make up your own mind. A really super and rare PAIR of George II salts in very good condition afteralmost 245years at a very low start and !!! Postage will be 4.50GBP both within the UK and to international destinations.
Please note that the primary postage costs are for second class (or standard parcels service if the postage cost is over 6.00GBP) within the UK or surface mail to international destinations. First class post usually adds 50% to the quoted postage cost while airmail is typically double the cost of surface mail. If you want to know about the timescales and charges by Royal Mail then I suggest you look at http://www.royalmail.com. Please wait for my invoice with postage options that will be sent very soon after the sale finishes!
If you win more than one of my sales, I am happy to combine packaging to reduce postage costs.
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