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Salt Cellar

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Opalescent glass
DATES ca. 1900–1920
DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.9 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Scratched on base: "5256 [unclear, could be '5286']"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Laura L. Barnes
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Salt 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
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Tiffany Studios (1902–1932). Salt Cellar, ca. 1900–1920. Opalescent glass, 1 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. (2.9 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.120.89. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.120.89.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 67.120.89.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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