Salt Dish

Raised, bulbous oval salt with applied cast gadrooned rim on four cast legs with shell knees and three-toed feet. Gilt-washed bowl is engraved on exterior with an armorial device depicting a crest of a bird standing left on a perch rising from a heraldic wreath. Underside of rounded bottom is engraved in script "A. E. S. / 1854." above and below "J.E.CALDWELL& / PHILAD\A." struck in incuse serif letters; centerpoint visible. Torn red-bordered white paper label is inscribed with donor's name. One of two salts, DL*378849-378850.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, salt
date retailed
ca 1850
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
overall: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
overall: 1 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 4.7625 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
place made; place retailed
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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 Caroline H. Addison
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