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Salt cellar

One of a set of four cast trencher salts. Of shaped oval form with scrolling forming the supports. The concave sides have molded rims and a depression for salt divided into four slightly lobed sections.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned BB with a grain between, a flaming heart (?). Other: a crowned A, two grains, a fleur-de-lis (?). Appraisal list gives the date and location as Avignon, c. 1740 (See Helft, 1241).

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection

France (Avignon), about 1740

Accession Number

1993.308.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver