RP-3 ROUND FLORAL PRESSED OPEN SALT, slightly mottled silvery opaque powder to violet blue, intricate foliate chain-top rim with inner rope rings, 12-scallop foot. Extremely rare. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1835-1850. 2" H, 3 1/8" D rim, 2" D foot.
Rim with light to moderate chipping to underside, foot with the loss of one scallop and shallow chip to another.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 350. Spillman - Corning, p. 193, fig. 755, and color pl. 9. Like Elsholz, lot 1506. Parallels Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, vol. 1, p. 285, fig. 1460a.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.