Salt Dish Holder


Circular piercework salt cellar or dish holder having a seamed, dot-and-dash-patterned frame to which are attached three, straight tapered, fluted legs and pendant floral swags held up by a central tassel. Exterior of each leg is struck with a different mark, a circle with Minerva head in profile facing left with "P" in helmet, a raised gothic or Old English "F" in a circle, and a lion passant facing right above "2" in an elongated hexagon, which is partially overstruck at end near bottom with a tiny key. No maker's mark seen.

Date Made: 1890

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Netherlands: North Holland, Alkmaar

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of Daughters of Mrs. Alice Pike Barney

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.382000Catalog Number: 382000Accession Number: 162081

Object Name: holder, salt dish

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_301141

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