A vintage, probably antique, plated salt with removable bristol blue glass liner. There are no visible makers marks.
The salt outer casing is embellished with an engraved border, swags and what we believe are acanthus leaves culminating in a central stylised flower.
The casing is supported by young men, possibly intended to be of Indian in nature, with elongated lower halves forming the supports on which the casing stands. We have tried to find out what this representation is called but unfortunately so far without success.
The salt, both casing and liner, might benefit from further, more expert, cleaning but on the whole, both are structurally sound.
The blue glass liner has some surface scratching, particularly to the inside of the bowl at the bottom, but this would be commensurate with age and use. We can find no visible cracks or chips. The glass liner, although believed to be the original, appears to be an imperfect fit. The plate to the casing in mostly intact but is showing signs of wear as these things do over time.
The salt measures approximately 2.625in in diameter at the rim (excluding the supports) and stands approximately 1.875in high to the rim (including the feet). The internal depth of the salt casing, with the blue liner, is approximately 1in deep with the liner measuring about 2.5in in diameter.
The salt and liner together weigh almost 230g. Exact age unknown but believed to date from the earlier part of last century, or before that.
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