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Salt cellar

France (Avignon)
about 1740
Artist Unidentified artist


Dimensions

4.6 x 6 x 7.5 cm (1 13/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.); Weight 4.25 oz.

Accession Number

1993.308.3

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. The interior is silver gilt. The cast double shell cover has a small molded thumbpiece and a molded rim. It is gilt inside.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned BB, a grain between, a flaming heart(?). Other: a crowned A, two grains, a fleur-de-lis(?).

Credit Line

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