Standing salt with cover

Date: 1584–85

Culture: British, London

Medium: Gilt silver

Dimensions: H. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Silver

Credit Line: Gift of Chester D. Tripp, 1952

Accession Number: 52.134a–e


This salt was originally part of the plate of the Corporation of the City of London. Standing salts, used at banquets or feasts, were placed in the middle of the main table in front of the host.