The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

Treasure of the Month: Silver-gilt salt cellar, England, 1578

Thursday 29th May, 2014

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Carmen Holdsworth Delgado 

This exquisitely made, English, silver-gilt, salt cellar dating to 1578, would have graced only the grandest banquet table or buffet at the time. Salt was a rare and precious commodity, and so this salt cellar would have sat nearest the highest ranking or most important guest at a dinner. Please note: a maximum of 25 people can attend tours and talks. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.