Sep 27, 2019
Sep 27, 2019

Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon (Spoon)

Seashell Salt with Shell and Crab Spoon (Spoon)


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made at

Gorham Manufacturing Company

(American, founded 1831)

Handwrought sterling silver, partially gilt

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Gift of the Trideca Society 2000.14.b



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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