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The interior is almost certainly imaginary (as opposed to being specifically of Whitehall Palace), although the event itself could have been witnessed by Houckgeest, who seems to have been at the English court sometime during the mid-1630s. Charles I owne

The ritual of public dining and its trappings in the time of Charles II


Four St. George's Salts 1821 later addition

RCIN 31777

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Four silver-gilt salts of 'pully' form, each on a spreading base, the border chased with wings and scrolls; the upper and lower parts chased with acanthus and palm leaves springing from the knop; from the rim spring three curled scrolls; each with a detac

Four St. George's Salts ©

These salts may have been acquired for the coronation banquet of Charles II but the presence of the equestrian knight makes it more likely that they were ordered for the banquet of Garter Knights. This was held ahead of the coronation on 15 April 1661 and then used at subsequent Garter banquets.