Salt Shaker

Pear-shaped shaker with overall cast-relief decoration of flowers and foliage. Dome- or bell-top, pierced removable cap with spire finial and high collar. Underside of slightly rounded bottom is engraved ""MHS"" in conjoined foliate script and struck with several incuse marks, "THE JAS. R. ARMIGER / CO." flanked by "925" and "1000" with a small portion of a geometric band below. One of a pair, 1978.0077.01-.02; patterns are different and .01 has slightly larger holes.
Maker is James R. Armiger Co., of Baltimore, MD; in business, 1892-circa 1936.
Currently not on view
Object Name
shaker, salt
Object Type
date made
1892-ca 1936
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
silverplate (collar material)
overall: 8.5 cm x 4.2 cm; 3 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in
overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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