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Scroll Salt

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The body of the salt is spool shaped; the diameter of the upper section is slightly smaller than that of the lower section. The receptacle for salt is a rounded well set into the top of the spool, On the edge of the rim are three brackets with scrolling volutes. The body of the salt formed from a...

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Pounced on flange between scrolls, MK


In center of well, lion passant (repeated on underside of base and on each scroll); leopard's head crowned; date letter t; maker's mark AD conjoined a pellet above a crescent below in a shaped shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 125; rev. ed. 1989, p. 123)


Samuel Montagu (Lord Swaythling), sold Christie, Manson & Woods, London, May 6, 1924, lot 87, purchased by Crichton Brothers, London; Walter H. Willson, Ltd., purchased by Theodora Wilbour, 1938, Anonymous Gift to the MFA in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914). (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour (1833-1914)

English (London), 1656–57

Object Place

London, England


H. 12.7 cm (5 in.); Diameter (of base) 15.7 cm (6 3/16 in.); Weight 431 gm (13 oz 17 dwt)

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