Artist Unidentified artist
3.9 x 6 x 8.1 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/16 in.); Weight 4.25 oz.
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One of a set of four cast trencher salts. Of shaped oval form with scrolling forming the supports. The concave sides have molded rims and a depression for salt divided into four slightly lobed sections.
Maker's Mark: a crowned BB with a grain between, a flaming heart (?). Other: a crowned A, two grains, a fleur-de-lis (?). Appraisal list gives the date and location as Avignon, c. 1740 (See Helft, 1241).
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection