BT-2 "PITTSBURGH." STEAMBOAT PRESSED OPEN SALT, colorless, embossed on stern, rope table ring. Rare. Attributed to the Stourbridge Flint Glass Works, Pittsburgh, PA. 1830-1845. 1 1/2" H, 1 7/8" x 3 5/8".
Near proof with only a chip to top edge of one side of stern, probably as made, otherwise only some minor mold roughness.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 21. Like Elsholz, lot 286.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.
Purchased from Joseph Arman, 6/2/02.
Ex-collection of Paul and Gladys Richards (retains collection label).