Trencher salt with cover
Object Place: Europe, Nancy, France
5.7 x 6.2 x 8.2 cm (2 1/4 x 2 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
Maker's Mark: a poppy(?), CLN, a grain between C and L (Helft, 626).
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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection