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Standing salt

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Spool shaped circular body, moulded midband; moulded octagonal base and top separated from spool by bands of reeding. Shallow circular receptacle for salt and four scrolled projections on top. Reeding at bottom.

Inscription

Engraved R Russell above reeding at bottom, Rebe on edge of top.

Marks

I.D fleur-de-lis below in heart in bowl and on side

Provenance

Early history unknown. 1932, bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler to MFA. (Accession date: Sept 1, 1932)

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

1690–1700

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 20

Dimensions

Overall (h x w): 14 x 11.9 cm (5 1/2 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

32.371

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware