A beautiful silver-mounted rock crystal salt with an oval ribbed bowl on a tapering facetted stem, standing on an oval, facetted foot. The foot is also made of rock-crystal and claw-mounted in silver with silver foil underneath to stimulate the reflection of the light.
Southern Germany. 17th century.
Provenance: from an important Parisian private collection.
Dimensions: height 9,5cm ; diameter of the bowl 7,3cm x 6,3cm ; diameter of the base 7,8cm x 6,4cm
References: a very similar salt (but with elaborate handles) was sold at Christie's Amsterdam : The Decorative Arts Sale (Sale nr. 2827) on 22 - 23 September 2009 - Lot 32
Price : on request