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'Palissy-type' ware moulded pedestal saltcellar

Date: c.1690
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 x 11.2 x 10.8 cm (6 11/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 1/4 in.)
Medium: Delftware, tin glaze, lead glaze, cobalt oxide, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England
Object number: G83.1.535
DescriptionSaltcellar of square section raised on four paw feet, each side moulded with a panel showing Neptune riding a seahorse. Beneath is a pediment supported by caryatids, and is enclosing a bust surmounted by reclining mermaid figures, all delineated in cobalt-blue.