Pair of Dutch silver salt cellars by François Marcus Simons
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François Marcus Simons

Pair of Dutch silver salt cellars 1804

13 cm
ConditionExcellent
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Pair of Dutch silver salt cellars

François Marcus Simons
Den Haag, 1804

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.

Associate literature:

Jet Pijzel-Dommisse, Haags Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 2005, Pijzel, 2005, p. 269

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