Salt Dish

Description
Small, bail-handled basket with circular, bulbous or bellied body on flared, circular foot; engraved on one side with an armorial device or coat of arms featuring a barred escutcheon with crest of a left-facing collared dog's head above and with motto "NON NOBIS SOLUM" below. Applied beading across bow of handle and below plain rim. Gold washed interior. Underside of rounded bottom is struck with Gorham trademark (right-facing lion passant in clipped-corner square, anchor in rectangle, and gothic or Old English "G" in clipped-corner square) above "1016", "STERLING" and "D", all in incuse serif letters. One of two salts, DL*383725-DL*383726.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, salt
date made
1871
maker
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
Measurements
overall: 4.6 cm x 5.9 cm; 1 13/16 in x 2 5/16 in
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 4.445 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
ID Number
DL*383725
catalog number
383725
accession number
166645
subject
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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