Salt Cellar

English (London)
1719–20
Marked by Benjamin Pyne (free 1676–died in 1732)


Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 11 x 9.5 cm (1 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/4 in.) Weight: 67 oz 14 dwt (2108g)

Accession Number

2001.43.2

Medium or Technique

Silver (Britannia standard)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

Struck under base with hallmarks (lion's head erased, Britannia, date letter for 1719-20) and with maker's mark of Benjamine Pyne.

Provenance

October 22, 1970, sold by an anonymous owner at Sotheby's, London, lot 206. April 29, 1987, sold by an "Iowa Collector" at Christie's, New York, lot 527. S. J. Phillips Ltd, London; By 1996, most probably sold by S. J. Phillips to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund