These are a lovely pair of VICTORIAN solid sterling silver salts that was made in Birmingham, England in 1895, by the famous Victorian silversmith, William Aitken at his Vyse Street workshops. These stunning salts are cauldron shaped, have beautifully decorated sides and edges and are raised three ball feet. They are NOT engraved to the cartouches. The salts measure 2 1/8" in diameter and stand 1 1/4" high. They are fitted with CRANBERRYglass liners. Each salt weighs17.6 grams - making a total ofalmost 1 1/4troy oz.
The salts are in pretty good condition withjust the usual surface scratching, NO dents and just a few dings between the pair, and little compression to the feet - SUPER - but they do need a better clean than I have had time to give them and have a little edge splitting. Both of the Cranberry glass liners are in excellent condition, probably original and with NO chips, cracks or repairs. Each of the salts is hallmarked with W.A, lion passant (sterling silver assay mark),three sheaves, M showing that each salt was hallmarked in Chester in 1895.I have shown the hallmarks so that you can make up your own mind. A really stunning and rare pair of VICTORIAN salts in super condition afteralmost 120years 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.
Low start and a sale because reserves spoil the fun.
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