Container Item Number: 3443/4 a-b from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Silver container (part a) with a glass insert (part b). The bulbous bowl stands on three barrel-like feet, each stamped with a small illegible makers' mark. Evenly spaced around the side is a repeated engraved design of three leaves.

History Of Use

Salt cellar, used with a small spoon (e.g., 3443/12-16).


This set of containers and spoons (3443/1-16) were given to the donor's family in the mid-1950s, from their elderly neighbour, Mrs. Bissett, who lived in Hopkins Landing. Her husband had worked for a steamship company which made regular trips to east Asia in the late 19th/early 20th century, and brought many objects home on his return voyages.