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Salt cellar

Salt cellar

  • Place of origin:

    Stoke-on-Trent (made)

  • Date:

    1847 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bell, John, born 1811 - died 1895 (designer)
    Minton (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Parian porcelain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 19, shelf 4

Physical description

Salt cellar of parian porcelain; formed by a boy and dolphin supporting a shell.

Place of Origin

Stoke-on-Trent (made)


1847 (made)


Bell, John, born 1811 - died 1895 (designer)
Minton (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Parian porcelain


Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Salt cellar, parian porcelain, designed by John Bell, made by Minton & Co., Stoke-on-Trent, England, 1847

Production Note

Designed by John Bell for Felix Summerly's Art Manufacturers (ca. 1846-52); made by Minton.


Parian (porcelain)

Subjects depicted

Boys; Dolphins


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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