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Walker and Hall open salt

Walker and Hall open salt

SKU: 930278

Walker and Hall is a name synonymous with excellence and innovative design, this offering captures both of those qualities. The open salt is a form of salt cellar dating back to the classical era with salt cellars being found in Greek and Roman culture. During this period and through to the Middle Ages, salt was a highly valued commodity and gave status to the dinner table commensurate with the amount and how it was displayed for sharing. The open salt on offer is a more modern style, dating to 1937. The metal outer is silver plate and finished in 8 panels, four slightly broader than the other four. The inner surface is finished as a smooth cylinder cut to hold the blue glass salt cellar There is an accompanying spoon but it is possible that this is not part of the original set as it bears no marks at all.


The cellar stands 1 17/32” (39mm) tall on a base with a diameter of 1 ¾” (44mm).This is a pre-owned item but is offered in extremely good condition. – light scratching in places to the metal container and spoon but the blue glass liner is perfect. Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We determine costs to each item as opposed to having regional postage charges to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair. PLEASE DO NOT BUY AN ITEM WITHOUT ESTABLISHING THE POSTAGE CHARGE TO BE ADDED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE.  

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  • Packaging and Postage


    With every item we sell, it is our intention to take every possible care to have it delivered to you in the same condition as when it left our premises. For this reason, packaging is tailored to each item and provides the maximum protection that we consider the item requires. Any item that arrives in a damaged condition should be referred to your postal service in the first instance for assessment of their handling of the package. If satisfaction is still lacking then we will look to see whether our efforts have been inadequate for fair handling of an item and if it is found to be so we will refund the cost of the item. Postage has now become a major cost in ecommerce so we try to strike a balance that will not unduly add excessive cost to your purchase

  • Covid 19

    Another day has passed with no community transmission outside of Auckland and Wellington. The rest of the country is heading to level 2 - which will see a resumption of retail, schooling etc. Dunedin has not had any cases of the Covid 19 Delta variant and as such is looking forward to a speedy return to the lowest alert level(1) within the next 10 days, all going well. Auld Curiosities staff member is fully vaccinated and great care is taken in packing items for post or courier to ensure that they are sent to you in a non-infectious state.

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