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Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Reference: S1365
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1901
Silversmith: Elkington & Company
Place: London
Price: $ 540.00
Weight: 312 grams
Dimensions: 9.0 cm diameter, 8.5 cm height
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting silver standing salt made to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII in 1902 by Elkington, who are known for their fine replicas of earlier styles. The quality is superb, and it is a very good weight. The salt is an exact replica of a salt made in 1626, engraved "This Salt is the Gifte of John Waterworth 1626". It has the crest of the "Worshipful Company of Innholders", with St Julien's Cross sable and chevron between three oatsheaves. The company, which still exists today, was created in 1514, and is no. 32 in order of precedence of the 107 London companies. The Company of Innholders has the original Waterworth salts (a pair), we assume the replica was commissioned by them in 1901. The originals are described in an article entitled "The Old English Silver of the Innholders Company, London" by Arthur Butler, in "The Connoisseur Illustrated Vol 1, pg 236, Sept - Dec 1901." Butler describes them as "of very massive silver, the well turned moulding and sensible proportions amply compensate for the lack of florid ornament." The top of the salt is engraved "Edward VII 1902", and the base is engraved "13" (we assume no. 13 of a limited edition made). This salt (along with the pair of circular trencher salts, item S 1366) was presented by the company to Past Master W.H. Heenan Esquire in July 1902. The hallmarks are very clear. An identical salt is depicted in the article "Victorian and Edwardian Reproductions" by Judith Banister (Antique Collector, November 1976, pg 42), in which Banister states "The great attraction of Victorian and Edwardian replicas and reproductions is their superb quality".
Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Standing Salt

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
View from above

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Innholders Crest

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Inscription

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Gilt interior (view from base)

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Scale

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Hallmarks

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
On stand with item S 1366 (sold separately)

Jacobean Revival Silver Standing Salt - Innholders Company
Inscription on stand

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