Pair of George II Antique Silver Salt Cellars made in 1737


A pair of fine and substantial early George II cauldron salt cellars with fine sloping gadroon borders and trefoil hoof feet.

Date 1737
Made By Edward Wood
Location London
Stock Number W108x31
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Maker: Edward Wood

A pair of fine and substantial early George II cauldron salt cellars with fine sloping gadroon borders and trefoil hoof feet.

The interiors are gilded to prevent corrosion.

They are larger and heavier than most at this date and are nicely engraved with an original family crest of a Griffin.

A very similar pair can be seen on p. 30 of the Hennell Salt Cellars book. David Hennell was apprenticed to Edward Wood and adopted many of his patterns.

The maker, Edward Wood, was a specialist maker of salt cellars.

The salts are in good condition.

Dimensions: height 4.8 cm, width 6.7 cm; weight (of pair) 8.2 troy oz.

Edward Wood

Apprenticed in July 1715 to Gundry Roode. Free in August 1722 and entered first mark at “Puddle Dock at the end of Great Carter Lane”. By 1735, he had moved to Carey Lane until his death in 1752.

It is interesting to find Wood in the line of specialist salt cellar makers, since his master, Roode, appears to have produced little else. Wood, in his turn, seems only to have made salt cellars and, in 1728, became the master of the young David Hennell.

David Hennell subsequently was one of the largest makers of salt cellars in 18th century London.

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