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Salt cellar

France (Avignon)
about 1740
Artist Unidentified artist


Dimensions

3.9 x 6 x 8.1 cm (1 9/16 x 2 3/8 x 3 3/16 in.); Weight 4.25 oz.

Accession Number

1993.308.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

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.

Markings

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).

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection