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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I picked this up at a local antique shop yesterday because I recently became interested in learning more about both milk glass and depression era glass. This piece was marked 'Blue Milk Glass...Do you know what it is?" I thought it would be fun to investigate what this might be - but I've searched for all the things I thought it 'could' be, and I'm coming up empty handed. If anyone can tell me more about this piece, I'd appreciate it!! It has substantial weight to it, and the underside is concave. I thought it might be a mold of some sort: butter, cookie, or dough; but now I'm wondering if perhaps it is the lid to some type of glass container? The color appears to be a creamy powder or baby blue, with striations visible if I look close enough. Please help me figure out what this is! :-)

    Additionally, the measurements of this piece are as follows: It's 3 and 1/2 inches tall (top to bottom). The top octagon shaped portion of this piece measures 2 and 1/4 inches wide (side to side). Lastly, the bottom round section measures 2 and 1/2 inches wide (side to side), with the outside diameter measuring 8 inches around. The opening on the underside of this piece (where it is concave) has an opening measuring approx. 1 and 7/8 inches wide. Looking at the piece straight on, the bottom round portion measures 1 inch tall.

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    1. inky inky, 10 years ago
      Great! colour and very intriguing! hopefully someone will recognise it!....could you put the measurements, it will help.....:-)
    2. MeBabs MeBabs, 10 years ago
      Thank you for your positive feedback! I've added measurement info. I hope this helps solve the mystery of this piece! :-)
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Well there is blue milk glass. Blue jadeite etc. Westmoreland did a bunch of it.
      What the actual piece is???? No idea. Cookie press might be a silly idea. Lid to something else??? I will try to put my Sunday brain to it...
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Too large for a napkin holder?
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 10 years ago
      Good one Blunderbuss, but that would be a big napkin! (for my six year old??)
      It is a super puzzler.
    6. MeBabs MeBabs, 10 years ago
      The shop where I bought this houses almost 50 different antique dealers, none of which were able to identify this as anything other than milk glass. They didn't know what it was used for. Thank you for the info AmberRose, you've given me some new clues :) And - blunderbuss2, I also considered it could possibly be a napkin ring holder. I thank you for your ideas as well! :) Hope to solve this puzzler soon!!

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