STUNNING 20thC ITALIAN SOLID SILVER GILT & ENAMEL CELLINI SALT CELLAR c. Stunning 20th Century Italian solid silver gilt Benvenuto Cellini salt cellar, this richly gilt and enamelled table sculpture is an identical copy of the salt cellar Benvenuto Cellini completed in 1543 for Francis I of France. The sculpture is depicting a male figure representing the sea (Poseidon) and the female figure representing the earth (Gaia). The small vessel is meant to hold salt is placed next to the male figure, a temple shaped box for pepper is placed next to the female figure. The original salt is now displayed at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The piece is hallmarked Italian silver 800 (800+ standard), Milan, Maker 245 MI (Guido Fiorentini, renowned Italian silversmith), the piece dates to the 1960’s. In Excellent Condition – No Damage. Width: 30 x 20cm Weight: 9090g. Shop 111, Basement Floor, 58 Davies St, Grays Antiques, Mayfair, London, W1K 5AB, U. On all store items. Pushkin Antiques Ltd, Shop 111, Grays Antiques Market 58 Davies Street, W1K 5AD. Account Name: Pushkin Antiques Ltd Account Number: 53409023 Sort Code: 20-44-22. IBAN: GB36BARC20442253409023 BIC (stwift code): BARCGB22. All items are cleaned and inspected before being dispatched, we use only the best packing materials to insure your item reaches you safely and discreetly. OLMS – Powered by. The item “STUNNING 20thC ITALIAN SOLID SILVER GILT & ENAMEL CELLINI SALT CELLAR c. 1960″ is in sale since Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Salt & Pepper Cellars/Shakers”. The seller is “pushkin.antiques” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Solid Silver
- Maker: Guido Fiorentini
- Product: Salt Cellar
- Age: Post-1940
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