Posted 10 years ago
One of the fun things for me collecting shakers is finding something I never saw before. The piece that this article is about is no exception for sure.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, it’s not a trick or mirror image. This shaker is a reverse swirl tall mould with the opalescent swirls going in the same direction and the molded swirls in the glass! I pictured it next to a typical reverse swirl tall shaker to give it a most unusual comparison.
When I spotted this shaker on ebay and realized what it was I quickly bought this piece at the “Buy it Now’ price. I could not wait to get it to put the two pieces side by side for comparison. I love the unusual, odd colors, shapes and maybe even mistakes, so I was naturally attracted to it.
Sometimes I think that a glass maker experiments to see what can me made differently and it does not look right may be rejected or maybe making something for themselves that is just a little different.
Was this piece a one off or are there others out there? Does anyone else have one? I would love to know if anyone does and would love to hear from you.