Marked by Benjamin Bentley (first mark entered 1698)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.); Diameter of foot: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Weight: 45.4 gm (1oz 9 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Each spool-shaped body, raised from a single piece of thin sheet, has a spreading base and a band of chased gadrooning around the foot. The circular well at the top is surrounded by a similar band of chased gadrooning. The salts are worn overall, and several cracks have been repaired.
Engraved on underside of each base, F / G S
In bowl of each salt, maker's mark BE (Grimwade 155); Britannia; date letter possibly d; lion's head erased.
Walter H. Willson, Ltd., London, purchased by Frank Brewer Bemis, May 27, 1929, Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 7, 1935).
Bequest of Frank Brewer Bemis