Treen Salt

English, c.1700

Unidentifiable wood, possibly sycamore. How often can you have a drink in the pub where one of your antiques was first used? Now's your chance. This salt is inscribed "Cooper Inn London", probably for the Coopers Arms (1638) in Covent Garden. The inn changed its name to the Lamb and Flag in 1772 and is still open today tucked away down Rose Lane. Charles Dickens was a frequent customer, and so can you be. Nicely turned, untouched surface, shallow bowl for scooping salt out with fingers. What a find! Good condition, minor age cracks, none in bowl (salt is a wood-preservative), no restoration.

5-1/2" h. x 3-2/4" diam.

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