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Trencher salt

France (Province)
about 1725 (?)
Artist Unidentified artist (Swedish)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

3.3 x 6 x 7.3 cm (1 5/16 x 2 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.279.2

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

One of a pair of small cast open trencher salts. Of oblong octagonal shape with a concave body between the molded rim and base with an oval depression for salt.

Markings

Maker's Mark: a crowned R, DL with a grain between. Other: several small illegible marks on the base.

Provenance

1907, Henri Chasles Sale, Paris, 1907. 1934, Estate E.A. Phillips, Christie's sale, cat. # 120. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA.

Credit Line

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