MV-1 MOUNT VERNON PRESSED OPEN SALT, translucent olive green with no opaque areas, scallop-and-point rim. Unique. Mount Vernon or Saratoga Glass Co. 1835-1850. 1 3/4" H, 2 1/8" x 2 7/8".
Excellent condition, small manufacturing chip to rim, several light flakes and mold roughness to rim and upper corners, shallow chip to edge of base and several minor flakes to underside.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 132. Spillman - Corning, p. 183, fig. 691. Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, vol. 1, p. 286, fig. 1462.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.
Purchased from Joseph Arman, 1/16/02.