220 grams, excluding blue glass liners
13,5 cm wide
The boat-shaped salts are pierced and engraved with scrolling foliage and flower heads. They are fitted with two loop handles, standing on oval bases. Fully marked at the base and displaying assay stripes.
The skilled and productive The Hague master François Marcus Simons apparently made use of these typical loop-shaped handles for other silver objects, such as chestnut vases, mustard pots and cruets. This type of handles was derived from English examples.
Jet Pijzel-Dommisse, Haags Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 2005, Pijzel, 2005, p. 269