MV-1B MOUNT VERNON PRESSED OPEN SALT, cobalt blue, scallop-and-point rim. Very rare. Probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., possibly Mount Vernon Glass Co. 1835-1850. 1 5/8" H, 2" x 2 3/4".
Proof except for a few light inner-rim flakes.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 134. Spillman - Corning, p. 183, fig. 695. Like Elsholz, lot 901, which was exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1953. Wilson - American Glass, vol. 1, p. 349, fig. 444.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.
Collector's Sales & Services, 2/19/00, lot 34.
Ex-collection of Scott Hambidge (retains collection label).