OO OCTAGON OBLONG PRESSED OPEN SALTS, LOT OF THREE, comprising an unlisted brilliant deep amethyst OO-1, a red amber OO-1, and a colorless OO-1a, each with shaped rim and sunburst base. Extremely rare, very rare, and plentiful. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1850. 1 5/8" H, 2 3/8" x 3 3/8".
Amethyst with a crack off the rim at one end and two moderate chips to foot, amber with significant losses to foot and wear/residue, colorless with sizable underfill to rim, as made, and shallow chip under the foot.
Literature: Neal - Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, pp. 165, 166.
Provenance: Collection of Paul and Monica Harvey, Naples, FL.