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Saltcellar, one of twelve

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Saltcellar, one of twelve

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Dining Room


About this object

The salt cellar has a base shaped like a shell. On top of this rests the head of a dolphin which is being rideen by a small boy carrying a triton. The tail of the dolphin is raised and balances the shell for the salt on its end.

Category:
silverwork
Made from:
Vermeil
Made in:
Germany
Date made:
20th c.
Size:
6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
12.295.4
Class:
SILVER
Signature marks:
MARK on bottom: Germany; Sterling; unidentified mark
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973