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Salt Cellar with Liner

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver, glass
DATES ca. 1912
DIMENSIONS 1 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom of base at one end: "Martelé / [row of three hallmarks containing lion passant, anchor in shield surmounted by eagle, "G" in Gothic print] / 9584" Impressed at the opposite end: "SPAULDING & CO. CHICAGO / ZCB" Hand-etched nearby: "141"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 1993.78.1a-b
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver salt cellar (a) with colorless glass liner (b); en suite with pepper caster (1993.78.2). Salt cellar (a): low circular form with canted sides and no bottom. Narrow dentil band at top, plain band at bottom. Broad central band with entwined initials "EGK" on opposing sides. (b) Liner: undecorated; low fitted, cylindrical form rests on narrow interior ledge. CONDITION: Very good, light overall scratching.
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