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THREE PART SALT CELLAR, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

The ground is turquoise-blue, on the outer face of each section is an oval panel reserved in white, each containing a single exotic bird flying, the interior of each section is painted with three sprays of flowers on white, the handles are formed of three twigs tied together with turquoise ribbons knotted at the top to form a finial.

Object name:
THREE PART SALT CELLAR, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
ca. 1770
Size:
8.9 x 9.1 cm (3 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.28.1
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .1 Crossed L's in blue, no date letter; MM incised
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973