Salt cellar

On display

Salt cellar, silver-gilt. The salt container somewhat resembling a flower head, is set on a bulbous fruit, on the head of a monkey, who stands on a stag beetle; the flat base is formed as a leaf.

Details

  • Title

    Salt cellar

  • Associated place

    Augsburg (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1615 - 1620
  • Material and technique

    silver-gilt

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    12.1 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.171

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Further reading

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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