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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:
24.28.2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .2 Crossed L's in blue, no date letter; incised covered by acc. number.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973