Salt cellar - ROM2006_6349_1

ROM2006_6349_1

Salt cellar

Maker: Unidentified maker
Medium:Porcelain
Geography: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
Date: c. 1800-1810
Dimensions:
3.1 (height) x 6.9 (width) x 9.5 (depth) cm
Object number: 962.193.1
Credit Line: Gift of the Sigmund Samuel Endowment Fund
On view
Gallery Location:
Description

Mackenzie dinner service

The stag’s head crest on this service is the symbol of the clan Mackenzie. The original owner is sometimes identified as Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820), but research now suggests that it was his first cousin, Roderick Mackenzie. Both were partners in the Montreal-based North West Company. Roderick Mackenzie (c. 1761-1844) resided at Terrebonne, north of Montreal, where he had a large manor house. This dinner service originally had several hundred pieces, 29 of which are at the ROM.

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