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Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Reference: S1653
Period: George V
Year: 1917 and 1920
Silversmith: Hollard, Aldwinkle & Slater; Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company
Place: London
Price: $ 840.00
Weight: 539 grams, mustard 299 grams), excluding glass liner grams
Dimensions: 8.2 cm diameter 5.5 cm height (salt)
Condition: Excellent, no dents or scratches, hinge perfect. Glass also perfect. Salt has been regilded.

Description: A fabulous lion mask head and paw feet cauldron salt cellar with near matching mustard pot, complete with blue glass liner. The salt has a gadrooned rim, and 3 cast lion mask head and feet, with very pleasing detail, and is gilded with a matt finish. The weight of both is extraordinary, these are very heavy and good quality items. The mustard pot has a hinge lid and scrolling handle. The salt was made by Hollard, Aldwinkle & Slater in 1917, the mustard pot is by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company, 1920. On very close inspection you can see they do not quite match, the lions are cast in different moulds, with very slight differences in the detail - but both are reproductions of a very popular early Georgian style circa 1750. This style was also copied by Paul Storr. The hallmarks on both are very clear, the lid is also hallmarked. Hollard, Aldwinkle & Slater was an important firm who worked between 1838 and 1932, they acquired a number of leading firms including Adams (Chawner), Hennell and Higgins. The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths were also a leading firm, they are now Garrards. Good quality reproductions of earlier styles are noted from the early 20th century, these are no exception.
Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Lion mask head paw feet cauldron silver salt cellar and mustard pot

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Silver cauldron salt cellar - lion mask and paw

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Silver mustard pot - lion head and paw

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Lion mask and paw

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Close up handle, hinge, finial

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Blue glass liner

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Lion mask - showing slight differences

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Hallmarks - Goldsmiths & silversmiths

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Scale

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths

Lion Mask Head Paw Feet Cauldron Salt Cellar & Mustard Pot
Silver salt cellar, blue liner

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