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|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|