First Period Dr Wall Worcester Triple Shell Salt

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An extremely rare First Period Dr Wall Worcester Triple Shell Salt or Sweetmeat of ‘the silver taste’, modelled after J.A.Meissonier. The three shells supported on a series of shell encrusted bases, surmounted with a coral.

See Paul Crane, ‘A Question of Attribution’, ECC Transactions Vol. 27 p. 33 for a discussion of this pieces and the original Meissonier design engraved by Gabriel Huquier

Provenance:  Private English Collection

Circa 1765-68

Dimensions
Diameter 6 1/2 Ins.

Item No. 1806

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