Posted 4 years ago
These shakers were produced by the Helmschmied Manf. Company. The company operated from 1904 to 1907. Very few lines of shakers were produced. They are decorated opalware both on a smooth surface as well as a rough surface.
The pair pictured above are the only two known in the shape, however I hesitste to say that bacause some others are bound to show up over time.
They are shaped like little steins which to me is a very unusual shape for a art glass shaker of the period.
Some quantity of these Bell Ware shakers were marked on the bottom.