An Elizabethan silver gilt table salt
Of cylindrical form with engraved trailing leaf and floral design, with gothic strapwork, the cover of domed form with stepped edge engraved 'MB MW' and with later 16th/17th century St George and dragon finial, all raised on a stepped foot with trailing guilloche and boss border, height 16cm, weight 10.5oz.
- Please note the salt is marked as described in Christies 1967 sale, p32 -'struck in the bowl and borders and cover with a loose group of petals, similar to that found on Elizabethan church plate in East Anglia'.
With a possible further mark(?)to the border of bosses on the foot.