As far back as 1329 an inventory of Edward III lists 539 Salts of various types. They were used for holding and passing around salt on the dining table. This one is made of ash and has ring turnings and a stylised tulip shape. Excellent colour and patina. English, circa 1750.

Diameter: 11cms (4.25 inches)

Height: 11cms (4.25 inches)

Ref: DG22

Price: £180