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Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Reference: S11113
Period: George V
Year: 1928
Silversmith: Brook & Son
Place: Edinburgh
Price: $ 520.00
Weight: 122 grams
Dimensions: 7.4 cm triangle edge, height 3.2 cm
Condition: Excellent, one very small dent on 1 footrim (see photograph).

Description: An interesting pair of Scottish sterling silver miniature triangular bowls, intended as salt cellars, reproductions from the Traprain Treasure. The bowls have a large beaded rim, and rest on a circular foot, these are miniatures of the set we have (S 1099). They are quite heavy and well made. The hallmarks are very clear, Scottish thistle, Edinburgh castle and date letter X for 1928, along with "Brook & Son, Edinburgh. The bowls also have an additional hallmark, stylised S in diamond punch, this mysterious S in diamond punch is also present on other Traprain treasure reproductions, so we assume it was used by Brook on the Traprain reproductions. Brook and Son were the leading Scottish silversmiths in the early 20th century, they operated between 1891 and 1939 from 87 George Street, they had a Royal Warrant from King George V (Hamilton and Inches today). The bowls are reproductions of a Roman bowl that was part of the Traprain Law treasure hoard, which was discovered by George Pringle at Traprain Law, East Lothian, in 1919. The hoard dates from 400 AD, and consisted of 160 pieces, mostly cut up ready for melting. William Brook was the silversmith involved in conserving and trying to reconstruct the original pieces, he then gained permission for Brook & Son to produce authorised reproductions. These included salts, dishes, bowls and spoons, most were stamped "Traprain Treasure 1919 Authorised Reproduction". The Traprain treasure is now in the National Musuem of Scotland (source is www.romanscotland.org.uk, well worth a visit). The bowls also featured in a Brook & Son catalogue of their work, featuring Traprain Treasure reproductions, now visible in the research section of www.petercameronantiquesilver.com, page 8, where the bowls are pictured, described as " adaptations of the popular triangular bowl in miniature size to serve the purpose of salt cellars". The original price of 2 boxed salt cellars with spoons was 3 pounds, 8 shillings and sixpence, so an expensive item in it's day. Note: We also have an additional matching mustard pot, but missing lid, which we can include at a reasonable price. This mustard pot is also shown in the Brook & Son Catalogue, page 8. Note - We also have a pair of the larger bowls in the same design, S 1099.
Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Traprain Treasure sterling silver triangular salt cellars

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Traprain treasure silver bowls, triangular

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Base of traprain treasure bowls

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Brook & Son Edinburgh silver hallmarks, S mark

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Brook & son silver bowls with scale

Traprain Treasure Sterling Silver Triangular Salt Cellars (Pair) - Authorised Reproductions, Brook & Son - Small size
Small size with larger size for comparison

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