Object photography

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On View Barbara Weld Putnam Gallery.GALF.CASE

Object description

  • European artist
  • Salt dish, about 1780
  • Glass, paint, gold leaf
  • possibly Austria or Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • H: 3 in, dia.: 2 in (H: 7.6 cm, dia.: 5.1 cm)
  • Gift of George Rea Curwen, 1993
  • 703


Essex Institute Collection


This is a glass salt dish with a portrait of a man on the star-shaped lid.The man is in profile and wears a white wig, black hat, and a pink coat with black stars.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present