Salt Dish


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.

Date Made: 1880-1920

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.0918.05Accession Number: 1977.0918Catalog Number: 1977.0918.05

Object Name: dish, salt

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


Record Id: nmah_301138

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