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An exceptionally rare cast George II Double Lipped Salt Cellars made in London in 1758 by Edward Wakelin.


These extremely important Salts were almost certainly made to go with a double lipped sauceboat and it is the very first time we have seen such pieces. As you will see from the images, the Salt Cellars stand on a cast, oval, shaped foot decorated with gadrooning. The elongated main body is baluster in form and display two pouring spouts at each end. The rim displays a cast and applied gadroon, scroll and foliate edge and the scroll handles are attached to the main body with raying shell mouldings. Each has a palely gilded interior and are very well marked in the foot. The side is engraved with a contemporary Crest below the Coronet of an Earl. Sauceboats of this form are exceptionally rare, as very few were produced, however to find salt cellars of the same design is very important.

Edward Wakelin was an important silversmith who was apprentice to John Le Sage and at first joined the important Huguenot silversmith, George Wickes, in partnership in Panton Street. He was to start the great trading dynasty which which was to culminate in Garrard's, the Crown Jewellers.

Height: 2.45 inches, 6.13cm.
Length: 4.9 inches, 12.25cm.
Width: 3.45 inches, 8.63cm, at the widest point.