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Catalog Number R1994.10.2
Object Name Saltcellar
Description Salt cellar of ogee shape with molded rim, knopped base with three scrolled feet; decorated in underglaze blue, with floral border on the rim, continuous scene below of waterfowl amongst aquatic plants, spiraling bands on the knop, legs, and feet, honey-brown edge on the rim.

This unusual form has also been described as a pedestal cup. Its ogee shape and scrolled feet, however, recall various Danish silver salt cellars dating to the mid-eighteenth century, while its exceptional size is reminiscent of the ceremonial silver cellars fashionable in England a century earlier.
Year Range from 1730
Year Range to 1750
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made in Jingdezhen, China
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase
On View No