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 decorated in the Renaissance fashion with strap-work bands embossed cartouches with lions' heads, and garlands of fruits and flowers; the monogram HVT appears on the shield

Standing salt, c. 1582

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Eston, Standing salt (#826)
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Title
Standing salt
Artist Life
English (Exeter), active about 1576-1592
Role
Artist
Accession Number
49.7a,b
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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 decorated in the Renaissance fashion with strap-work bands embossed cartouches with lions' heads, and garlands of fruits and flowers; the monogram HVT appears on the shield