Salt Dish

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Description
Open salt shaped as a hemispherical water lily with horizontal, S-scroll stem attached to flat lily pad. Gilt-washed interior. Underside of pad struck with incuse circular mark containing a pointed shield with balanced scales bordered by "x MERIDEN x / B. COMPANY." in sans serif letters above "31". Black plastic label embossed "459" adhered on bottom underside. One of four, 1984.0424.04-.07.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1873
maker
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
gold (gilt wash material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 3.175 cm x 5.3975 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1984.0424.06
accession number
1984.0424
catalog number
1984.0424.06
Credit Line
Gift of Insilco Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History

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