This is an antique, Georgian, 950 sterling silver (hallmarked) master salt dish with a removable, cobalt blue glass liner that has a silver rim. The design features three winged Isis goddesses against a reticulated edge. The top of the salt cellar has an engraved design. The cobalt blue liner has a silver rim. The salt cellar is 3 1/8 inches in diameter (from outside edges), and the height is 2 1/4 inches. Inside the reticulated edge are French hallmarks: the rooster with the number 1, indicating it was made in Paris between 1798 and 1809 (see close-up in 7th photo), and a man’s head with the numbers 8 and 5, indicating it is 950 silver (see close-up in 8th photo). The inside rim has an incomplete maker’s mark of an “M” and a “D” (see close-up in 9th photo). The salt cellar weighs 64.9 grams (without the glass liner). This rare salt cellar is in excellent condition. There is a photo of a pair of very similar salt cellars, reported to be part of the family silver of Napoleon Bonaparte, on page 123 in The Open Salt Compendium by Sandra Jzyk and Nina Robertson. Thank you for your interest. Please be sure to see our other items. The item “ANTIQUE GEORGIAN 950 STERLING SILVER MASTER SALT CELLAR COBALT BLUE LINER FRANCE” is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Salt & Pepper Shakers”. The seller is “lalas3″ and is located in Tolland, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Maker: Incomplete maker’s mark has an M and D
- Type: Salt cellar
- Age: 1798-1809
- Period: Georgian