BF-1G BASKET OF FLOWERS PRESSED OPEN SALTS, LOT OF TWO, opalescent clambroth and moonstone, each rim with one end tab stippled, raised on four feet. Rare, possibly very rare. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1840. 2" H, 1 3/4" x 3".
Fair condition, opalescent example with rim chip causing the loss of one corner, loss of one base scroll and partial loss of another, moonstone example with one inner rim chip, moderate chips/roughness to upper corners, loss of one base scroll and partial loss of two others.
Literature: Parallels Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 7. New designation in The Acorn, Volume 15, 2008/2009, p. 23, "Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period 1825-1850: An Addendum."
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.
Opalescent example purchased from Joseph Arman, 5/23/02.
Moonstone example Jeffrey S. Evans (T/A GVA), 4/30/05, lot 798.
Ex-collection of Bella Kleinman.