Research: Luce Center for American Art

Salt Cellar
Accession #67.120.89
Culture American
Maker Tiffany Studios
TitleSalt Cellar
Dateca. 1900-1920
MediumOpalescent glass
Dimensions1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.9 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm)
MarksScratched on base: "5256 [unclear, could be '5286']"
Credit LineBequest of Laura L. Barnes
LocationVisible Storage: Case 1, Shelf A (Tiffany Glass)
DescriptionSalt cellar, opalescent or "Favrile" glass. Wide circular mouth with slightly cylindrical lip; sloping, rounded shoulders; slightly pointed body; lower section tapers in at considerable angle. Lower part of body has subtle suggestion of ribbing. Metallic surface wash forming changeable hues of amber, purple, and gold. Condition: excellent