About this artwork
This elaborately decorated salt holder, crafted from precious materials, once graced the tables at lavish European banquets and, at the same time, served a useful function. Indeed, this work is a proper tribute to salt, a highly desirable commodity that made perishable food more palatable and was also a sign of great wealth.
- Salt Cellar
- 10.5 × 8.6 × 3.2 cm (4 1/8 × 3 3/8 × 1 1/4 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection