Shell-form salt, marked Samson of Paris, c. 1880

$220.00 AUD

Colourful French hard-paste porcelain shell salt, in the 18th century English manner, with a scallop shell supported on three turbo shells, the interior with bright enamel flower groups, set on a green grassy mound base.

Underglaze mock-Meissen ‘crossed swords’ as used by Sampson of Paris,

circa 1880

7.5cm high
12.5cm wide


Condition: some small losses to enamels, displays well


Despite having a ‘Meissen’ style mark, this piece is copying the English mid-18th century shell salts made by Bow, Chelsea, Worcester etc – although they were all softpaste, unlike this very hardpaste example!




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