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Scarce pewter globular salt made by William Hogg, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1780-1815 his mark struck centrally under the foot that is hollow to the base of the salt cavity. Ownership initials A G struck in the centre of the salt bowl. The globular body with hemispherical internal bowl has a thickened slightly everted rim, and two incised lines midway to the convex hollow foot with one incised line. Hogg was apprenticed to George Sadler, and appears to have acquired the moulds of his brother Robert Sadler, which includes the mould used to make this salt. Provenance: formerly in the collections of the late R Michaelis (Lot 5 Sothebys 11.12.1973), and Ian Robinson USA. In excellent condition, with medium-light grey original surface patina. 1⅞" tall, with 1⅞" diameter base. 106g weight. This is the one to the right of the group photo of three salts, of which only the centre one is unsold.  REF: P1904