BT-4B "LAFAYET" STEAMBOAT PRESSED OPEN SALT, brilliant purple blue, marked "B. &. S. / GLASS. / Co" on stern and "SANDWICH" on interior base. Very rare. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1845. 1 5/8" H, 2" x 3 5/8".
Profile is proof, crack off rim at one rear corner, several shallow chips to inner rim, shallow chip to edge of stern and table ring.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 26.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.
Jeffrey S. Evans (T/A GVA), 9/29/00, lot 419.
Ex-collection of Margaret Forkner.