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On View Louise du Pont Crowninshield Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Chinese artist
  • Salt cellar, 1635-1640
  • Porcelain
  • Jingdezhen, China
  • Museum Purchase, 2001
  • AE85955

DESCRIPTION

Blue and white Chinese porcelain after a Dutch, silver-shaped salt cellar. The salt cellar, of triangular section is modeled with three ball feet supporting the raised lower triangle which is centrally applied with a central knobbed dome. Each corner of the triangle is set with a cylindrical pillar supporting the triangle above the upper side which is centrally modeled with a concave basin between three knob finials.