American coin silver pair of urn shaped open salt cellars with three loop suspended handles and gilt bowls by William K. Vanderslice & Co. 136 Sutter St, San Francisco, California, c.1875.
The side of each body has an ornate, period script monogram: B.
Undulating vine and leaf pattern rims and spread foot circular pedestal bases complement these attractive, museum quality salt dishes. The Oakland Museum of California has a pair of these in their collection, viewable online. See their Collections website.
Each of these desirable salt dishes is 2 5/8" in diameter, 1 1/2" tall and the pair weigh a total of 120 grams or 3.9 ozs. Troy.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
Item ID: r5078