Mustard Pot

One-handled, cylindrical mustard pot on four cast claw-and-ball feet with a rosette-patterned hinged lid cut topped by a leafy pinecone or berry finial and having a utensil cutout; clear, cobalt blue glass liner. Slotted ear-shaped handle with square thumbrest. Bowknot with plain or empty pendant oval reserve on front of body. Flat frame on bottom. Inside of lid and bottom underside are struck with three hallmarks (those on bottom partial), two interlaced L's, a maker's mark including the initials "NN", and an imperial crown marked "86" above the script letter "P"; a small pitcher or ewer is stamped on the front edge of the lid exterior and overstruck on the interlaced L's on bottom underside.
Maker is Noel Nousecourt of Paris, France; working circa 1783-1793.
Currently not on view
Object Name
pot, mustard
date made
Physical Description
silver (holder material)
glass (insert or liner material)
overall: 1 cm x 9.6 cm x 5.6 cm; 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/16 in
overall: 4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Wrentham
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
Gift of Miss Anna Cornette Brastow
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