Silvered Salt

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Object Name: 
Silvered Salt
Accession Number: 
69.4.123
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 7.8 cm, Diam (rim): 7 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1860-1870
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Florence Bushee
Primary Description: 
Colorless and ruby glass; mercury lined; blown and cut. Footed hemispherical shape; double walled with an interior lining of mercury and an exterior casing of ruby glass; the casing is cut away in a pattern of diamonds and punties on the body of the salt; polished pontil mark on base with a square seal in center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Bushee, Florence, Source
Category: 
Material: 
Glass Tableware, Bowls and Vases (1982) pl. 171, second from left; BIB# 22048