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Salt and pepper shakers (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.14519a-d
Date: 
1901
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
each overall: 4 5/8 x 2 in. ( 11.7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on bases: "E E G/ JUNE 8, 1901" monogram in script, date in block letters stamped: on cover bezels: "KIRK & SON Co.
Description: 
Pair of wrought silver salt and pepper shakers with lids; pear-shaped bodies with a long narrow necks; bodies covered with foliate and fern repoussé chasing; three, cast paw feet applied to the bodies with anthemion knees; plain, applied bands around the rims; high, domed covers with all over foliate repoussé chasing; upper halves have circular pierce-work; small knob finials applied to the tops; engraved on the bases, "E E G/ JUNE 8, 1901" monogram in script, date in block letters; makers' marks on the cover bezels.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group