Table-top housewife

Removable circular tray with five round holes and unscrewable base and handle. The perimeter of the tray has small embossed motifs of framed flowers. The base is cup-shaped with a hollow in the middle at the back, while the handle is triangular with a full roundel with flowers in relief at the top. The glass containers have a sandblasted foliage pattern forming the outline. One of the bottles and its glass stopper are slightly yellow in color. The salt shaker has a white silver lid, while the pepper shaker has a silver-black lid. The spoon handle features a woman in a dress with wavy hair holding an outline of flowers.

  • Accession Number 2019.22.27.1-13
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Reed & Barton ?
  • Materials glass, metal, silver
  • Technique hit, molded, plated, shortbread
  • Measurements 38 x 19,8 cm
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Historical context

For centuries, salt, pepper, oils, vinegar and mustard have been the main condiments used to season our meals. This tableware set, also known as a condiment set, is part of the tableware family and is used to display these precious ingredients. It consists of a salt and pepper shaker, two containers for oil and vinegar, and a mustard pot with a small spoon. All fit into the five round holes of a removable, patterned circular tray with han...

  • Accession Number 2019.22.27.1-13
  • Fabricant / Éditeur Reed & Barton ?
  • Materials glass, metal, silver
  • Technique hit, molded, plated, shortbread
  • Measurements 38 x 19,8 cm
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© Collection Pointe-à-Callière,2019.022.027.1-13
Photo by Victor Diaz Lamich

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