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Silver Salt Cellar, Toledo, Spain, 16th Century



Specie or silver salt cellar in its color composed of a tray not very deep polygonal, raised and enhanced by four legs and also has two protomes of animals holding rings (eagles or lions). The legs have a lower scroll finish, which gives way to a vegetal shape and ends, separating them a thin smooth molding, in a humanoid bust with architectural elements. The decorative elements are reminiscent of other Renaissance pieces preserved in outstanding institutions such as the National Archaeological Museum of Madrid (Processional Cross of Juan Francisco Faraz de Alcalá de Henares, circa 1560), Church of the Assumption of La Guardia (Toledo), City Hall Collection from Toledo, etc. Likewise, the legs resemble in a certain way those of the open grocer of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (dated around 1540 and located, possibly, in Córdoba). The small central tray has been left smooth, in glossy finish, with the aim of enhancing the lines of the same and the decoration of legs and protomes that it presents. As for the shape, note that the open spiders on triangular base slightly raised by three legs were a common element in Europe in general during the sixteenth century, finding examples in the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Museum in London, etc. However, the polygonal do not seem to have been so frequent. Weight: 325 grams." Size: 15 x 11 x 7 cms.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.76 in. (7 cm)Width: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Depth: 4.34 in. (11 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    16th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    16th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    Madrid, ES
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ZF03091stDibs: LU2951312446213

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Madrid, Spain
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