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Architectural salt

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The square base of the salt rests on four ball feet, each surmounted by a pinnacle. The flange and side of the base are stamped with an ovolo pattern. The base is domed and supports five columns; one at each corner resting on a square base with a molded at the top and bottom edge, and a fifth...

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Marks

On dome of cover, base near central column, and under top section near center column, maker's mark a ship in a plain shield (Jackson, 1921, p. 111; rev. ed. 1989, p. 107)

Provenance

By 1945, R. W. M. Walker, London; July 11, 1945, Walker sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, lot 22, to Thomas Lumley Ltd., London; Colonel Howard Bury, Ireland. November 17, 1960, Sotheby's, London, lot 100, to Thomas Lumley Ltd., London; 1961, sold by Thomas Lumley to the MFA for £4,000. (Accession Date: September 20, 1961)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), about 1610

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 29.8 cm (11 3/4 in.); W. 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.); Weight 737.1 gm (23 oz 14 dwt)

Accession Number

61.654a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver