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Salt Cellar

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Opalescent glass
DATES ca. 1900-1920
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.9 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm)
MARKINGS Scratched on base: "5256 [unclear, could be '5286']"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Laura L. Barnes
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Salt cellar, opalescent or "Favrile" glass. Wide circular mouth with slightly cylindrical lip; sloping, rounded shoulders; slightly pointed body; lower section tapers in at considerable angle. Lower part of body has subtle suggestion of ribbing. Metallic surface wash forming changeable hues of amber, purple, and gold. Condition: excellent
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