SalieraReplica Size: 10.8 x 6 x 9.2 cm
Original: 1540-1543, gold, enamelled, ebony base
Replica by Jarosinski & Vaugoin, Metal, gilded
Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571)
The Saliera, an allegorical representation of the planet Earth, is the only authenticated example of the goldsmith's art by Benvenuto Cellini still existing. The Viennese silver smiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin produced a reproduction of the Saliera in silver as a gift for Queen Elisabeth II of Great Britain during her state visit in 1969.