BT-9 BOAT PRESSED OPEN SALT, opalescent purple blue, plain rim and base. Very rare. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1845. 1 5/8" H, 2" x 4".
Excellent condition with a proof profile, having only some inner-rim flaking/mold roughness.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 34. Like Elsholz, lot 147. Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, vol. 1, p. 288, fig. 1465; and Spillman - Corning, p. 176, fig. 658.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.
Skinner's Auction, 3/9/02, lot 168.
Ex-collection of Frank E Jedlicka (retains collection label).