Salt Dish

Small circular basket with a bulbous or bellied body, a beaded bail handle inserted into ears on the applied beaded rim, and a plain, flared, circular foot; gilt-washed interior. Body is engraved on one side with an armorial device or coat of arms featuring the crest of a collared dog's head facing left and the motto "NON NOBIS SOLUM" above and below the barred escutcheon. Underside of rounded bottom struck with six marks: a set of three marks for Gorham, a lion passant facing right in clipped-corner square, an anchor in rectangle, and a raised gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square, all above "1016", "STERLING" and "D", all in incuse serif letters. One of two salts, DL*383725-383726.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, salt
date made
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 4.5 cm x 5.9 cm; 1 3/4 in x 2 5/16 in
overall: 2 in x 2 1/8 in; 5.08 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of Kate Session Marsh
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