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The Huntsman Salt

Silver, parcel-gilt, and rock crystal

Origin: Germany or England

Date: c. 1400-1450

45 cm height; 13.3 cm diameter

Provenance: Presented to All Souls College, Oxford by a collateral descendant of the College’s founder, Henry Chichele (1364-1443) in the eighteenth century

On loan from the All Souls College, Oxford; LI.179.1

This form of salt would have been placed on the table in front of the guest of honour to the right of the host