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A very rare pair of George III Double Basket Salt Cellars made in London in 1772 by Christopher Makemead.

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The Salts Cellars are unusually modelled as two baskets with pierced sides and a wave rim. The sides display unusual arch and roundel designs and each end is engraved with a contemporary Crest on an oval disc cartouche. The two baskets are joined at the top with an entwined reeded arch handle. Each Cellar, unusually, has a clear glass liner and is marked on the base. These Salts are extremely rare and are always made by the specialist pierced worker Christopher Makemeid.



Length: 4.5 inches, 11.25cm.

Height: 2.25 inches, 5.63cm
Year
1772