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Salt

Date:
first half 16th century
Culture:
possibly British
Medium:
Silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height: 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968
Accession Number:
68.141.119a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] swan in oval (import mark from countries without customs conventions, 1893–present);
[2] indecipherable;
[3] indecipherable (possibly a crooked leg);
[4] indecipherable (possibly part of a lion passant).

Location of marks:
[1] on underside of foot rim and insetting rim of cover
[2] on underside of foot rim
[3] on cover, very close to apex
[4] on stem between bowl and foot
Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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