Salt cellarOn display
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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.
Datec. 1615 - 1620
Material and technique
Dimensions12.1 cm (height)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
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Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)