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Pair Georgian Edinburgh Scottish Silver Table Salts Ayrshire Military


Code: FA0524

Attractive pair of George III silver navette shape pedestal table salts with reeded foot and rim, still with the original gilt wash inside. Hallmarked to the base with Edinburgh thistle mark, George III head and makers mark for John McDonald.

There is no date mark but the combination of maker and other marks dates them to between c.1797-c.1806. They each bear an engraved royal crest to the side, circular with a thistle inside and a crown on top and "Ayrshire Military" around the outside of the ring.

They measure 6.5 (2 5/8") high, 10cm (4") long and 6cm (2 3/8") wide. They weigh 145g / 4.7ozt.

Condition is very good; there are some small surface marks mainly to the feet and a few to the gilding inside one of the salts. The other one has 2 small pin-prick type dints inside the bowl. No other dents, damage or repairs.