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A Gorgeous Salt Cellar That Mixes Craftsmanship With Modern Design

Saliera Salt Cellar by Thomas Feichtner Produced by Jarosinski & Vaugoin Material: solid silver, gilded inside Size: 60 x 60 x 130 mm

The Leinster Dinner Service is the grandest & the most complete surviving aristocratic service. Made by London royal goldsmith George Wickes in 1745-1746 for James FitzGerald, 20th Earl of Kildare, later 1st Duke of Leinster (1722-1773). The service contains over 5,000 ounces of silver & cost over 4,000 pounds. The service comprises 70 dinner plates, 18 soup plates, 29 dishes, 22 dish covers, four candlesticks, 11 salvers, eight sauceboats, etc and an elaborate epergne (table centrepiece).

The century Leinster Dinner Service, "the grandest and the most complete surviving aristocratic service", for auction at Christie's, London in July expected to fetch million euros.

Beautifully Engraved and Gilded All-in-One Astronomical Tool - My Modern Metropolis

Beautifully Engraved and Gilded All-in-One Astronomical Tool

design-is-fine: “Astronomical compendium, late century. Museo Galileo “ There are three compartments: In the first is an astrolabe and a lunar calendar.

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