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List Price £15,000
The three feet supporting a tray on which a centrepiece vase is surmounted, with a bouquet of flowers rising from it, the central flower at the top detaches as a salt holder, the flowers mounted with pearls and precious stones, the centerpiece vase decorated with floral and foliate scroll work, the tray with open work borders, crowned feline masks, half-rocaille motifs and floral scrolls featuring the hibiscus flower.
Salt was a highly prized and precious commodity, thus only owned by the wealthiest families around the world. This led to an unusual form of art in which highly elaborate items would be crafted to store only a small amount of salt- as can be seen with this example.
37 cm / 14.6 inches
34 cm / 13.4 inches
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