Antique Blue Onion Salt Box
Wonderful and useful, Antique, Hanging, Blue Onion Salt Box with Original Wood Lid. Made in Germany.
Blue Onion Tableware was originally manufactured by Meissen Porcelain since the 18th Century but copied by other companies since the late 19th Century. The onion pattern was originally named the " bulb", pattern. The design most likely originated from a Asian or Chinese pattern and the " onion " was actually not an onion but a peach or pomegranate. The onion pattern was designed as a white ware decorated with cobalt blue underglaze.
The base Measures 5 3/8" diameter. The top overlaps the sides and measures 6" diameter. 5 3/8" tall. The Wood Lid is hinged. Original hinges. Inside is clean. No chips or cracks. The back has a hole for hanging. Attractive Design with the word " Salt " written on the front.
The box holds about a pound of salt. Can sit on the counter or hang on the wall. The dry heat from the stove would keep the salt granular.
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