Chinese export silver salt cellars, set of 4, signed ‘KHC'
19th century, China
Height: 4.3 cm, 1.7 inches
Length: 10.5 cm, 4.1 inches
The set of four salt cellars are open topped, oblong shaped with rounded corners, with a boat curved base. The everted rims with foliate are decorated with scallop scrolls and bunches of grapes. The interior is gilt. The splayed foot rim has four claw supports with scrolled leaf attachments. The mark of KHC is on the centre of the base.