Pair of hexagonal salt cellars

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Nuremberg or Augsburg (?), between 1550 and 1600
Silver, some gilding, with niello and engraved decoration.
4 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 inches (118 x 95 x 85 mm)
AZ004.1-2
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Unidentified hallmark on bottom of base.
Provenance: 
Spitzer collection, Paris; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan from Jacques Seligmann, 5 December 1911.
Notes: 

The cellars are probably of German or Dutch origin.

Summary: 

Depicted are scenes from the lives of Abraham and Jacob, derived from the Book of Genesis. The chapter numbers are engraved on the scenes. AZ004.1 shows Genesis (spelled Genes on the object) 14, 18, 20, 22, 24, and 25. AZ004.2 shows Genesis 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 33.

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