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Georgian Silver Salt Cellars (Pair) - William Fountain     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1994
Period: George III
Year: 1805
Silversmith: William Fountain
Place: London
Price: $ 1 250.00
Weight: 324 grams
Dimensions: 8.4 cm across, height 5.4 cm
Condition: Excellent, some light scratches to original gilding, 1 very small dent to one base.

Description: A pair of attractive and unusual Georgian silver salt cellars, with a lovely pattern created by numerous embossed ovals with circular eyes, with a textured matt pattern in between. The cellars have 4 cast silver shell headed hoof feet, with additional cast shell feet below the hooves. The cellars have irregular gadrooned rims, and gilded interiors. They are a substantial size and weight, over 160 grammes each, these are lovely quality. The hallmarks are clear, but the makers mark is partially worn on one cellar, and slightly worn on the other, but no doubt this is William Fountain (Grimwade mark 3127). William Fountain was freed in 1785, he had a long career and worked until 1825 (he used this mark between 1805 and 1825). He produced some notable silver, examples of his work are in numerous museums, including the V&A in London.
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