Salt-cellar, anonymous, 1618

Salt-cellar, anonymous, 1618

gilding, h 31.5cm × w 15.5cm × d 15.5cm × w 886gr More details

Salt was an expensive commodity in the 17th century and therefore took pride of place on the table. Salt-cellars were thus elaborately designed works of art. Here beneath the little dish for the salt is a figure of a nude woman with an anchor, symbolizing Hope. The triangular lid is surmounted by a female figure with a cross, the personification of Faith.

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