A pair of footed salts, one to be delivered
Lot 184
An unusual pair of George III silver footed double salts, after a design by Henri Auguste, by William Frisbee, London 1796,
£2,500 - 3,500
US$ 4,200 - 5,900
Lot Details
An unusual pair of George III silver footed double salts, after a design by Henri Auguste,
by William Frisbee, London 1796,
the shallow oval dishes, crested underneath, each with two bead rimmed detachable circular receivers, with only two gilt liners, also crested underneath, raised on four feather capped legs with paw feet, the detachable receivers attached by bolts, impressed on the inside with numbers "9" and "19", "6" and "12", the removable gilt salts numbered "9" and "10", length 15.2cm, weight 26.11oz.

Footnotes

  • After a pair of late 18th century double salts by Henri Auguste, Paris 1794 - 1797, noted in the D. David-Weill Collection and illustrated in 'Three Centuries of French Domestic Silver' (New York 1990), by Faith Dennis, page 36 plate 13.

    The crest of William BECKFORD (1760-1844). Beckford's remarkable collection of silver and his admiration for and dealings with Henri Auguste is well documented, most thoroughly by Michael Snodin and Malcolm Baker in their two-part article for the Burlington Magazine, November and December 1980.

    Various pairs of similar salts have come up for auction suggesting that Frisbee made an extensive suite of these condiments, this is supported by the engraved numbers on the salts.
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