Two Salt-Cellars, Johannes Lutma (1584-1669), 1639

Two Salt-Cellars, Johannes Lutma (1584-1669), 1639

gilding, h 24.0cm × d 12.0cm × w 802gr More details

The stem of these salt-cellars is formed as a boy borne by a dolphin. Lutma is consciously inviting comparison with Adam van Vianen, who had also made salt-cellars and cups with stems featuring human figures. The bases are composed of auricular ornament, and the shell-like dishes each terminate in a kwab-like monster’s head.

On display in room 2.8

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