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Footed salt

Object Number: 
INV.3741
Date: 
1760-1790
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 in. ( 8.3 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Colorless glass footed salt with double-ogee bowl blown in a multi-part mold; with sheared rim, diamond patterning on bowl, ribbed knop joining bowl to slightly sloping circular base, and pontil mark.
Gallery Label: 
This form fits the description of "chain salts" in a list of glasswares made in 1769 and the first three months of 1770, according to the account books of Henry William Stiegel. However, similar salts were produced in England. (See "American Glass, 1760-1930: The Toledo Museum of Art," pp. 183 and 780.)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group