Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)
Overall: 7 x 14 x 12.7 cm (2 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
Crayfish salt like 30.356 but crayfish in opposite direction and with rocks in natural colors. Peach fluorescence.
Early Chelsea models were often inspired by contemporary silver. This salt cellar was based on an engraving of the 1730s by Parisian silversmith and designer Juste-Aurèle Meissonier.
By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)
 From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.
Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection