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Salt Dishes

Made by S. Kirk (Baltimore, Maryland)

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Fort Myer, VA, United States

Sheffield silver-plate salt dish with Lee crest and blue glass liner.

Fine pieces of silver were often engraved with the owner’s family crest. The Lee crest included an image of a squirrel and an acorn, representing the industrious nature of the squirrel preparing for winter by burying an acorn. This sense of preparedness was further emphasized in the Lee motto: “Ne Incautus Futuri” – “Not Unmindful of the Future.”

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