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The fluted salts are octafoil in section with sides tapering to a flat rim surrounding the circular depression for the salt. The sides of the salts are formed of a single raised and crimped sheet. The tops are formed separately and soldered at the rim.

Marks

On inside of bowl, maker's mark PD three pellets above a cinquefoil below (Jackson, 1921, p. 129; rev. ed. 1989, p. 125) (struck twice); leopard's head crowned; lion passant; date letter D

Provenance

Purchased from How (of Edinburgh), London, February 12, 1975, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1661–62

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 2.4 cm (15/16 in.); Diameter 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in.); Weight 33 gm ( 1 oz 1 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.16

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver