The Burghley Nef is a silver-gilt salt cellar in the collection of the Victoria, have been placed at table in front of the most important person, was discovered in 1956 at Burghley House, served as a salt cellar. Medieval France was applied to various types of boat-shaped containers. Nefs were prized particularly in Italy and France in Italy and France, were less common in England. A parcel-gilt salt cellar resembling a late medieval ship, the hull. The nef is the more probably work of another unknown goldsmith.
These eye-catching table sculptures fulfilled practical as social uses. The goldsmith has drawn inspiration from the world of medieval romance.
Charles Babbage was an English polymath, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics