Salt Dish

Description
Elongated octagonal piercework salt with a clear, cobalt blue glass liner. Underside of flat, inset bottom is engraved "DMFC" in conjoined script at center and struck with six marks above, "MADE / IN / ENGLAND" in incuse sans serif letters below a set of five marks for the Potosi Silver Co., "P", "S", "C\o." and "EP" (sideways), all in individual squares, and a standing spreadwing bird in shield. One of two salts, 1977.0918.04-.05.
Maker is Potosi Silver Co., a subsidiary firm of Levi & Salaman of Birmingham, England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, salt
date made
1880-1920
Physical Description
silverplate (holder material)
glass (liner material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 3.81 cm x 5.3975 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham
ID Number
1977.0918.05
accession number
1977.0918
catalog number
1977.0918.05
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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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