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Salt Cellar with Liner

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver, glass
DATES ca. 1912
DIMENSIONS 1 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on bottom of base at one end: "Martelé / [row of three hallmarks containing lion passant, anchor in shield surmounted by eagle, "G" in Gothic print] / 9584" Impressed at the opposite end: "SPAULDING & CO. CHICAGO / ZCB" Hand-etched nearby: "141"
CREDIT LINE Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver salt cellar (a) with colorless glass liner (b); en suite with pepper caster (1993.78.2). Salt cellar (a): low circular form with canted sides and no bottom. Narrow dentil band at top, plain band at bottom. Broad central band with entwined initials "EGK" on opposing sides. (b) Liner: undecorated; low fitted, cylindrical form rests on narrow interior ledge. CONDITION: Very good, light overall scratching.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION George Washington Maher (American, 1864–1926). Salt Cellar with Liner, ca. 1912. Silver, glass, 1 3/16 x 3 7/16 x 3 7/16 in. (3 x 8.7 x 8.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1993.78.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.78.1a-b.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1993.78.1a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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