Pair of Asprey London Silver Salts
A stunning pair of Asprey London Silver Salts, complete with Cobalt Blue Glass Liners and Silver Salt Spoons. These salts are a thing of quality, with their octagonal shape and cobalt blue glass liners. Stamped with the world famous Asprey London makers mark and hallmark dating these salts to 1910. In superb condition.
Asprey, founded in 1781 by William Asprey, was originally based in Mitcham, Surrey until the company moved into its current New Bond Street premises. From its central London location, Asprey advertised ‘articles of exclusive design and high quality’, whether for personal adornment or personal accompaniment and to endow with richness and beauty the table and homes of people of refinement and discernment. An early speciality was dressing cases, for which Queen Victoria awarded Asprey a Royal Warrant for in 1862. In the same year Asprey was also awarded a gold medal for its dressing cases at the International Exhibition.
The 20s and 30s were a golden age for Asprey. It embraced the new style, now known as ‘Art Deco’ but then called ‘moderne’ or ‘Jazz modern’, introduced by the Paris Exposition de Arts Décoratifs in 1925. Its iconic designs reflect the new energy and originality, Asprey’s catalogues of this era are beautiful anthologies of luxury goods. It was the age of the cocktail and Asprey embraced this, creating unique, iconic humorous pieces.
Dimensions: H: 4cm W: 5cm