Manchester Art Gallery

salt cellar

Object description

Public: A salt cellar of shallow bowl form standing on three feet with metal mounts to the rim. Enamel on metal and painted in colours round the sides with three panels of pastoral landscapes within raised gilt scroll borders on a pink ground decorated with panels of trellis and dot in white. Private: A pair of salt cellars of shallow bowl form standing on three feet with metal mounts to the rim. Enamel on metal and painted in colours round the sides with three panels of pastoral landscapes each depicting a male figure and sheep with various backgrounds of trees, monument, cow and cottage. All panels within raised gilt scroll borders on a pink ground decorated with panels of trellis and dot in white within gilt scroll borders above each foot with small panels of gold patterns below these and the base of the feet edged in gold.