"Town and Country" salt shaker
Designed 1947; made 1950–56
Object Place: Red Wing, Minnesota
Overall: 11.4 x 7 x 8.3 cm (4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware with forest green glaze
The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)
The biomorphic salt shaker is comprised of a white, low-fired bulbous form that organically twists and narrows to a rounded head. The entire body is covered with a glossy, mottled “Forest Green” glaze. Three holes on the top of the head are arranged in the form of a triangle.
2008, purchased on eBay by Brett Angell, Chelsea, Mass; 2008, gift of Angell to the MFA.
Gift of Brett Angell
Reproduced with permission.