Salt Dish


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.

Date Made: ca 1873

Maker: Meriden Britannia Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

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Credit Line: Gift of Insilco Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0424.07Accession Number: 1984.0424Catalog Number: 1984.0424.07

Object Name: dish, salt

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


Record Id: nmah_322821

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