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Pair of salts

Object Number: 
1957.224ab
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 1 7/8 x 3 in. ( 4.8 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: in reserves: "L" in script stamped: on the bases: "C C & D" in a diamond between an arm with hammer in an oval and an unidentified mark in an oval
Description: 
Pair of wrought silver chinoiserie salts; circular, bowl-shaped bodies with flared rims; surfaces hammered all over below the rims and around scalloped disks on the bases; bands of repoussé chased flowers and leaves around the sides; oval reserves on the center fronts engraved, "L" in script; bodies seated on three scrolled feet with moustached Asian masks above; makers' marks stamped on the bases.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Sheldon Leavitt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group