Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon

Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon

1884

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Gorham Manufacturing Company

(American, founded 1831)

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Handwrought sterling silver, partially gilt

Overall: 2.8 x 12.3 x 6.1 cm (1 1/8 x 4 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Gift of the Trideca Society 2000.14.a

Description

This small salt dish and spoon reflect the late 19th-century interest in incorporating naturalistic details into the design of useful pieces-in this instance probably inspired by Japanese examples.

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