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Trencher salt with cover

France (Nancy)
1740
Claude LeNoir


Object Place: Europe, Nancy, France

Dimensions

5.7 x 6.2 x 8.2 cm (2 1/4 x 2 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.439a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass; Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass

An oblong octagonal glass or crystal body with silver mounts. Body is molded and concave with a sunburst or flower pattern carved into the bottom as well asthe oval depression for salt. Silver base mounts are molded with four double scroll feet. Silver cover rests on a molded silver rim and is shell shaped surrounded by a matted rim with a curved, molded thumbpiece.

Inscription

Maker's Mark: a poppy(?), CLN, a grain between C and L (Helft, 626).

Provenance

1907, Henri Chasles' sale, Paris. 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. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

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