Salt-cellar with "Scattered floral sprays", L 8,5 cm
Salt-cellar with "Scattered floral sprays", L 8,5 cm
  • Salt-cellar with "Scattered floral sprays", L 8,5 cm
  • Salt-cellar with "Scattered floral sprays", L 8,5 cm

Salt-cellar with "Scattered floral sprays", L 8,5 cm

Regal banqueting in the Baroque and Rococo periods was about far more than just dining stylishly together. It was an extraordinarily glittering and imaginative production, a major entertainment and, inevitably, a show of wealth and power. Diplomacy also played a part, along with the order of courses, in how the table was laid. The most opulent item of crockery, frequently a large, richly embellished dish, was required to be placed midway between the host and the highest ranking guest. Even small receptacles for salt - then a very costly commodity - had their allotted place and significance. Ideally, each guest would be given their own salt, the rule otherwise being: the more important the person, the nearer they had to be to the salt. A plethora of salt cellars have been designed at MEISSEN® since the 18th century. Their stems are often fashioned as figures, as with the three ladies here, that are of no functional relevance and do not belong to any given set of tableware. The volute feet and relief mouldings on the pedestal are highlighted in high-carat gold. Filigree flower painting adorns the vessel inside and out. Its broad rim is richly decorated in gilt - without a doubt, it would be nice to be seated close to this lovely little work of art.

SKU: 908984-73046-1
Weight: 250 g
Limited to 75 pieces.

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