Crayfish salt

English
about 1745-49
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769), Design attributed to Nicholas Sprimont (born in Liege, France, active in London) (1716–1771)


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

7.62 x 13.34 cm (3 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1988.709

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Open shell and crayfish on mound of seaweed and shells. Shell container is divided. See 1988.710 for colored version. See also 30.356 Paine Coll.

Markings

Mark on underside: incised triangle (i.e., ca. 1745-49)
Label on reverse: JAS A. Lewis & Son, Inc., New York.

Provenance

By 1952, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)

NOTES:
[1] From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection