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Standing salt


Christopher Eston


c. 1582

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G350
Standing salt, Christopher Eston
: The Exeter Salt and Two Notable Silver Cups Added to Collection
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Silver, gilt silver
Size: 8 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (21.91 x 8.89 x 8.89 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, England
Culture: Europe, England
Style: 16th century
Inscriptions: MarkUnidentified initials [ HV ] on shield held by finial figure. [ T ] Exeter city mark and [C] in shaped shield; in rectangle on underside of base: [Eston]
Physical Description: drum-shaped body on convex base suppported by three demi-horses, terminates at the top with a projecting cornice; domed cover with vase-shaped finial is surmounted by a standing figure of a man carrying a spear and shield; body, base and cover are richly
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The James S. Bell Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 49.7a,b
Artist: Christopher Eston, English (Exeter), active about 1576-1592
Role: Artist
Life Dates: English (Exeter), active about 1576-1592
Added to Site: February 28, 2009