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Footed saltcellar with chinoiserie designs

Date: c.1690-1700
Dimensions:
Overall: 7.3 x 11.8 cm (2 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.)
Medium: Delftware, tin glaze, lead glaze, cobalt oxide, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England
Object number: G83.1.533
DescriptionBlue and white saltcellar, the centre is painted in blue with a seated Chinese figure holding a plant and flanked by trees. The wide everted rim is painted with four flower heads and leaf scroll motifs. It has a 'pie-crust' edge, and the high sloping foot is painted in blue with flowers and root ornaments.