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Salt shaker

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The shaker was fabricated from a truncated cone of sheet silver that was soldered with a vertical seam. The wall of the vessel was hammered to create a convex bulge. Circles of sheet silver were planished slightly to create a shallow cup, which was then soldered to the top of the cone to form...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

“FM” in conjoined italics, “STERLING / STERLING [faint impression]” in sans-serif letters struck on base

Provenance

The shakers were among a group of six objects that Miller entered into the 1950 “May Show” at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The group won the Special Award and the Horace E. Potter Memorial Award for excellence in craftsmanship. Purchased by Margret Craver Withers; made a gift to the Museum in 1987.

Credit Line

Gift of Margret Craver Withers

1949

Object Place

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Dimensions

3.7 x 4.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1987.572a

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware