Saltcellar

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Object Name: 
Saltcellar
Accession Number: 
59.3.50
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 11.1 cm; Rim Diam: 7.3 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1650-1750
Web Description: 
Two offset rows of opaque white pincered leaf shapes are applied to the wall of this vessel. They make it impossible to drink from it, which leads to the conclusion that this vessel type might have been used for serving salt on the table.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Blumka, Leopold, Former Collection
1959
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Saltcellar. Clear bubbly glass with green tinge; pattern-molded, applied and tooled decoration. Conical foot with wide outfolded rim and rough pontil mark, leading on top to a flat knop, cushioned cup bowl; foot and knop have been patterned in a rib mold; the bowl shows very faint and narrow almost horizontal spiral pattern; three rows of crimped (waffled) wings of milkglass with yellow tinge have been applied, one row to the knop and two rows to the bowl, a crimped band has been applied to the upper cushion of the stem and a plain white thread has been applied to the rim of the bowl and another one to the edge of the rim of the foot.
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 137, no. 11; BIB# 79761