Cup: footed salt

Object Number: 
1952.161
Date: 
1810-1830
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
Description: 
Cobalt blue lead glass footed salt blown in a multi-part pold patterned with four rows of six diamonds each enclosing a four-part checkerboard ("Checkered - diamond pattern"); double-ogee bowl joined to the slightly sloping circular foot with a solid ribbed knop joined from the same gather; pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
Salts in this so-called "checkered-diamond" pattern are associated with glassmaker John Frederick Amelung (1741-1798) and the New Bremen Glassmanufactory in Maryland. While this salt is very similar to documented examples from Amelung's manufactory, there are certain differences which make an Amelung attribution questionable.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group