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.
Maker's Mark: a crowned R, DL with a grain between. Other: several small illegible marks on the base.
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.
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection