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SALTCELLAR, ONE OF TWO

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SALTCELLAR, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Second Floor Hallway


About this object

The ground color is pink with raised details in gold and with white fleurettes above the feet. On each of the three sides, between the three feet is a landscape, the same scenes being identical on each salt. The scenes are: a shepherd standing in a landscape with sheep and a cow, a shepherd standing in a landscape with sheep and a cow and with a farmhouse across a stream, a shepherd standing beside a river in a landscape with sheep and a small pyramid. The inside is white enamel.

Category:
enamels
Object name:
SALTCELLAR, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Enamel on copper -- gilt copper
Made in:
ENGLAND: South Staffordshire, Bilston or Wednesbury
Date made:
ca. 1780
Size:
3.5 × 6.5 cm (1 3/8 × 2 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
15.177.2
Class:
ENAMEL
Signature marks:
LABEL At the bottom a round paper sticker with a zig-zag edge and "II 30"
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973