American coin silver open salts (pair) made by William Ladd of New York City, c.1860. Ladd worked from 1839 - 1880. He traveled to San Francisco, working there from 1851 - 1859.
These elegant bellied body salt dishes have gilt interiors, beaded rims and their original gilt interiors. Each dish sits on three shell and scroll paw feet.
Each dish is 2 3/4" diameter, 1 3/4" deep and the pair weigh 133 grams or 4.2 ozs. Troy.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
The soft, warm, original antique finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing. The marks on the base are partially rubbed, but readable.