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Trencher salt

One of a pair of small cast open trencher salts. Of oblong octagonal shape with a concave body between the molded rim and base with an oval depression for salt.

Marks

Maker's Mark: a crowned R, DL with a grain between. Other: several small illegible marks on the base.

Provenance

1907, Henri Chasles Sale, Paris, 1907. 1934, Estate E.A. Phillips, Christie's sale, cat. # 120. Elizabeth Parke Firestone (1897-1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (1898-1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. to the MFA.

Credit Line

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

France (Province), about 1725 (?).

Object Place

France

Accession Number

1993.279.1

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver