A wonderful little silver gilt and plique a jour enamel salt cellar from Norway. In the shape of an oval Viking long boat with mythical animal heads to the bow and stern. There are 10 semi circular frames around the edge of the boat each containing 5 petals? With green, clear and light rose coloured cloisonné enamel. These frames are interspersed with small V shaped panels with yellow plique a jour enamel. All silver parts are very nicely gilded The salt cellar is in excellent condition with no damage or repairs and the enamel too is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. It is about 2 inches (5cm) long and about 1.4 inches (3.5cm) high to the top of the animal heads. Hallmarked to the base MH 925S. I believe maker is Marius Hamer. My sincere apologies for cancelling the previous listing. I had made an error in the description. This has now been corrected and the item relisted. The item “Antique Norwegian Silver Gilt and Plique a Jour Enamel Boat Shaped Salt MH 925S” is in sale since Friday, October 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “klipsteen” and is located in Hay-on-Wye. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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