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Posted 6 years ago

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I've had this for a long time,
just washed the dust off of it to put on here
it's such a beautiful color, and so beautifully cut
an ambitious piece to be sure, the foot seems almost carved out of glass
Do you suppose it might be of European origin?, or could it be American?

Thanks for taking a look,

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Hi Tony. It really is a beautiful 'salt'.
    I have a pair of clear ones here on CW.

    Mine have lemon squeezer feet.
    The colour of yours is lovely.
    How tall is yours?
  2. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Hello Kevin, thanks for the helpful comment.
    Your 2 are lovely.
    This one is 7 1/2 inches to the points,
    7 1/2 inches long, 4 1/2 inches wide, ground flat on the bottom
    It has a few small nicks, but it's such a beautiful piece, you don't really notice.
    You're a kind man, thanks for all of your help.
  3. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    P.S., what are lemon squeezer feet?:)
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    The foot has a press moulded dome like an inverted lemon squeezer.
    Some good later and cleare examples here.
    The foot on yours is different.
    But given the size, I'd say it is a bowl rather than a salt.
    It must be a weighty item.
    Solid, it's then been star cut to obliterate the pontil, I think.
    I'm interested to hear whether others recognize it as an American piece or not.

  5. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Hello Kevin,
    Very interesting, I see what the lemon sqeezer foot is, Thanks!
    It is a little heavy, a nice quality. I'm also interested to hear what others may think, I'll be in touch to let you know if there's any news:)
    Ciao Amico,
    and Thank You for the Love, Mustang!
  6. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love, Kerry, Cindy, Patty, and da Sully!
  7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 6 years ago
    by any chance do you have a black light? have you ever tested this piece. some of the strongest uranium glass pieces are this color..
  8. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Hello Great Snowy Owl,
    Thanks for the ' black light ' tip, I'll give it a try.
    I hope you're having a good week,
    Best regards, Tony.
  9. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 6 years ago
    The cutting to this is sharp and precis, which would indicate that it is probably not from the UK as salt boats had gone out of fashion by the time machine powered glass cutting had come in. I don't know of any boat bowls from the continent, so I suspect this might be made in the US where, some UK styles were copied slightly later. It's a little large for a salt boat, I expect it was for sweets.
  10. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
    Hi Budek! Look up Early 19th Century Anglo-Irish Cut Glass and you will find many examples of the exact color and cuttings on your Open Salt! RER (LOUMANAL)
  11. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 6 years ago
    Budek! Here is an example of your Irish Waterford Salt. RER (LOUMANAL)
  12. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thank You for the comments, Lovedecanters and Loumanal.
    Lots of great information, and I was excited to see the Irish Waterford Salt, similar in shape and cut.
    I'll get back to you both when I have more time.
    Best Regards,
  13. Juniper, 2 years ago
    Hello (in 2016)! Just to add that we have a similar piece in our family, that our great-grandmother of Savannah Georgia 1860-1956 called her "baked Alaska" bowl, as used for handmade ice cream, Ile Flottant, other delicacies. Our piece was in her family for many generations before her, and is, remarkably, dated on the bottom: 1792 (clearly etched in an 18th century hand). These are very early "Anglo-Irish diamond cut centerpieces" exported from Ireland (Waterford? Cork?) to Georgian England, used for citrus, grapes, other rare table treats. The boat-shaped ones like above were sometimes called Lemon Bowls. Ours is quite a bit larger than yours (11 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 6") and does not have the pedestal. But it is very much the same feeling. Also, yours is as close as I have ever seen, to ours (thank you for sharing!). Given the smaller size, yours may have been one of a pair. Yours is a real treasure - you might also think of looking it over with a jeweler's loop to see if yours might be signed or dates. I hope you cherish your Lemon Bowl as much as we do ours!
  14. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    Juniper, it's so kind of you to write. Thanks for sharing the history of your bowl and being so generous with information relating to my footed bowl. Perhaps our pieces have the same country of origin! I'll look my piece over carefully with a magnifier, hopefully I'll be able to find a signature or etched date,....I'm thrilled.
    Thank You again,
    happy collecting and best regards, Tony.
  15. Juniper, 2 years ago
    And I would be thrilled if you could post another photo of yours, with some kind of reference (ruler, cooke-can, whatever) to better grasp its size. I don't have time right now but can also post a photo of ours. Also noting, given the comments above and the size of yours, that it still might be s large salt dish (some were very large in an earlier period like the Renaissance, when salt was still very rare).

    I should also tell you that my childhood visiting a grandparental house full of wonders such as this (in this case, a 200+ year old piece of glass, with an etched date still visible and without a scratch!) inspired me to a lifetime of collecting and learning. our Lemon Vessel is one of two pieces of rare early Georgian Anglo-Irish glass that my husband and I have in our antique glass collection - the other is an urn-shaped (large) punchbowl, c 1820, that I found many years ago... in a junk shop full of cowboy furniture!

    Best wishes!
  16. Juniper, 2 years ago
    * large urn-shaped, hand-faceted Georgian punchbowl c 1810-1820 - that one does have a beautiful stand.

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