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Drawing, Design for a Salt Cellar

This is a drawing. It was designed by Giovacchino Belli. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and gray, pale yellow wash, graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

14.9 × 19.5 cm (5 7/8 × 7 11/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: most of VANDERLEY

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and ink, lower center: Salziera

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Salt Cellar; Designed by Giovacchino Belli (Italian, 1756 - 1822); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and gray, pale yellow wash, graphite on paper; 14.9 × 19.5 cm (5 7/8 × 7 11/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-649

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