Saltcellar

Saltcellar
Title
Saltcellar
Date 
1850-1875
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 3 in. ( 4.8 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Wrought silver chinoiserie saltcellar; circular, bowl-shaped body with a flared rim; surface hammered all over below the rim and around a scalloped disk on the base; band of repoussé chased flowers and leaves around the sides; oval reserve on the center front engraved, "L" in script; body seated on three scrolled feet with moustached Asian masks above; makers' marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Sheldon Leavitt
Object Number 
1957.224b
Marks 
engraved: in reserve: "L" in script stamped: on the base: "C C & D" in a diamond between an arm with hammer in an oval and an unidentified mark in an oval
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group