Salt Cellar with Liner
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm) (show scale)
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"
Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
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George Washington Maher (American, 1864-1926). Salt Cellar with Liner, ca. 1912. Silver, glass, 1 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1993.78.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.78.1a-b.jpg)
overall, 1993.78.1a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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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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