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Sterling Holloware: Open Salts

Antique Silver Salt Cellars

Salt has played a significant role throughout the history of mankind, and silver salt cellars are well-crafted and valued pieces due to the importance of salt. The salt cellars we know today evolved from Ancient Rome and gained intense popularity in Elizabethan England. Antique silver salt cellars are a unique and interesting way for collectors to see the range of styles of silverware throughout the years. Nelson & Nelson is the perfect store to find your next salt cellar. Stop by our store in New York City to browse our wonderful selection of antique silver salt cellars. Or check out our website if you’re not visiting the city anytime soon.

Sterling Holloware: Open Salts (6)

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Set of 6 Midcentury Modern sterling silver open salts with under plates and spoons. Made by Anton Michelsen in Copenhagen. Each salt: Round bowl with enameled interior and engraved and stylized flower head in well. Each plate: Round; gently concave and enameled well decorated with zigzag grattage. Each spoon: Tapering shaft with enameled terminal and round bowl. Enamel is red. Fully marked including maker’s stamp. Plates have designer’s stamp for Eigil Jensen. Excellent condition with strong... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00

Set of 4 turn-of-the-century French Belle Epoque Rococo 950 silver open salts and spoons. Each salt: Open oval with scrolled and leafing rim and four reeded and scrolled supports. Asymmetrical scrolled cartouches engraved with interlaced script monogram. Cobalt glass liner with scalloped rim. Each spoon: Double-sided gilt-washed shell bowl and tapering stem with raised scrollwork. All pieces have maker’s stamp for V. Boivin. Spoons have Minerva head. Very good condition.

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Sale Price: $840.00
Listed Price $1,200.00

Set of 6 Modern sterling silver open salts. Made by Georg Jensen in Copenhagen. Each: Round with straight and tapering sides and asymmetrical rim. Spare and fluid by Arno Malinowski, who was a designer at Georg Jensen from 1936-1965. Fully marked including maker’s (1945-77) and designer’s stamps, and no. 1061. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 1/2 x D 2 1/4 in. Total weight: 6.5 troy ounces. #BX064

Sale Price: $595.00
Listed Price $850.00

Set of 4 sterling silver open salts. Made by Webster in North Attleboro, ca 1925. Each: Oval with open bottom. Sides straight with open rectangles studded at corners. Detachable cobalt glass liner. Fully marked. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: H 3/4 x W 2 x D 1 1/2 in. #BV253

Sale Price: $385.00
Listed Price $550.00

Set of 4 English Georgian sterling silver open salts, 1721-1732. Each: Oval well in spread rectilinear body with chamfered corners. An early version of the perennially popular form. Fully marked including London assay stamp, date letters for 1721, 1724, and 1732, and maker’s stamps. Good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 1 1/4 x W 3 x D 2 1/4 in. Total weight: 5 troy ounces. #BR754

Sale Price: $2,100.00
Listed Price $3,000.00

Pair of Japonesque sterling silver open salts. Made by John C. Moore for Tiffany & Co. in New York. Round with open rectangular bracket handles and straight foot. Engraved overlapping seals decorated with modish motifs, including fan, bug, vase, and bamboo. Foot decorated with acid-etched spirals and lunette-form flower heads, and pierced leaves. Union Square mark (1870-5) with pre-1875 pattern no. 3007 and order no. 901. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 1 7/8 x W 4 5/8 x D 3 3/8 in. Total... Click for details

Sale Price: $1,575.00
Listed Price $2,250.00