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This valuable product of artistic handicraft is a silver and gold-plated salt shaker – an example of Baroque goldsmithing from Augsburg – which was one of the most important European gold smithery centres.

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This valuable product of artistic handicraft is a silver and gold-plated salt shaker – an example of Baroque goldsmithing from Augsburg – which was one of the most important European gold smithery centres. This marked work of the local goldsmith, Hans Leucker, working in the years 1641–1666, is currently the oldest item in the collection of the Kraków Salt Works Museum in Wieliczka.
The goldsmith Hans Leucker made a circular, not too deep, container for salt, on three decoratively curled stems. The sides, with vertical divisions are decorated with an embossed decoration (forged in sheet silver) of stylized acanthus leaves. Acanthus is a plant with large, deeply cut leaves, that occurs in the wild in Mediterranean countries. Its forms have been widely used in ornaments since antiquity.



Elaborated by Klementyna Ochniak-Dudek (Kraków Salt Works Museum in Wieliczka), © all rights reserved

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The collection of salt shakers from Wieliczka

The Kraków Salt Works Museum has been continuously extending its collection of salt shakers from different eras and continents; currently, it has several hundred items. On our website, we present six of them, distinguished by their intricate decorations, as well as the place and time of their creation...

 

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The Kraków Salt Works Museum has been continuously extending its collection of salt shakers from different eras and continents; currently, it has several hundred items. On our website, we present six of them, distinguished by their intricate decorations, as well as the place and time of their creation:

The impressive, richly decorated salt pots, in the past belonged to the most important household utensils. They testified to the wealth of the owners. The place where the salt shaker was placed on the table during opulent feasts was strictly regulated by court ceremony. The importance and high rank of this representative container was evidenced by its impressive appearance, remaining in disproportion to the small amount of salt which it contained. Salt shakers took on yet more new shapes in the Gothic era: an hourglass, a wide container on a foot, a cylindrical casket and — at the end of the 16th century — a bell. A well-known salt shaker — made by B. Cellini on the orders of the French king Francis — had all features of sculpture. Apart from such precious models, salt shakers used every day, which prevailed at the beginning of the 17th century, became more conspicuous.


Elaborated by Kraków Salt Works Museum in Wieliczka, Editorial team of Małopolska’s Virtual Museums, © all rights reserved

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Silver, round salt shaker, on three volute stems

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