Set of 4 Victorian sterling silver salt cellars, hallmarked for London 1880. Trademarked WBJ in a shield, the mark of Walter and John Barnard used circa 1877-95.
The salt cellars are styled in the Raj (Indian) manner that was popular in the late Victorian era. All four salt cellars incorporate three blank medallions in the design, suitable for engraving. The original gold washed interior is intact.
These charming salt cellars are elegant and with the gilded interior they could have many uses; for tea lights, jewellery holders, or for individual floral arrangements.
They would make fabulous bridesmaids gifts.
1 1/2” (3.8cm) high, 2 1/4” (5.7cm) diameter.
186.5 grams total weight.
$1595 for the set of 4.
From the silversmith partnership (and brothers) of Walter and John Barnard. The firm originated with Robert Nelme, circa 1680 and evolved through several partnerships to include members of other families of illustrious silversmiths such as the Chawner family in the later half of the 18th century and many generations of the Barnard family throughout the 19th century. The company existed until 2003.