BLW Salt Cellar (The Burghley Nef)



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Salt Cellar (The Burghley Nef)
English: Salt Cellar (The Burghley Nef)

France, Paris
Nautilus shell with gilded silver mount
From Burghley House, near Stamford (Lincolnshire)

Here a nautilus shell has been used for a salt cellar in the form of a ship (nef in French). By using the theme of a ship, the artist played on the maritime source of both salt and shell. Another allusion is to the fictional lovers Tristan and Isolde, who can be seen playing chess near the mast.

The nef would have been placed in front of the guest of honour, with the salt in a small bowl on the deck.

Supported by The Art Fund (Cochrane Trust) and the Goldsmiths' Company

Collection ID: M.60-1959

This photo was taken as part of Britain Loves Wikipedia in February 2010 by Alison Bean.

Date Photographed in February 2010(2010-02)
Source Originally uploaded at http://www.britainloveswikipedia.org/
Author Alison Bean


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