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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 4 German Renaissance Revival silver open salts, ca 1875. Each: Round gilt-washed bowl set in open scrolled and beaded frame with horses, flowers, and Classical masks. Marks include “13” (that is 13/16 loths or 812 silver). Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 2 1/8 x W 4 x D 4 in. Total weight: 31 troy ounces. #SW10

Sale Price: $2,800.00
Listed Price $4,000.00

Pair of turn-of-the-century German 800 silver open salts. Each: A swan with hollow oval body and scrolled down-turned neck and head. Erect imbricated tail and plumy hinged wings. Graceful table ornaments for seasoning and treats. Marked. Very good condition with nice patina.

Dimensions: H 3 1/2 x L 4 3/4 x W 2 1/4 in. Wingspan: 5 1/2 in. Total weight: 7 troy ounces. #BV585

Sale Price: $626.50
Listed Price $895.00

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

Pair of Modern Georgian sterling silver open salt and pepper shaker, ca 1930. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Salt: Oval bowl in rectilinear body with concave sides and chamfered corners. Pepper: Faceted baluster with stepped foot, pierced top, and vasiform finial. Both pieces have retailer’s stamp and nos. 363 (salt) and 414 (pepper). Pepper has stamp for Currier & Roby, a New York maker active in the first 4 decades of the 20th century. Excellent condition.

Dimensions: Salt: H 1 1/4 x W... Click for details

Sale Price: $665.00
Listed Price $950.00

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