PRESSED LACY PEACOCK EYE SHELL-SHAPED DISH WITH OPEN HANDLE, colorless, scalloped rim with beads underneath. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. Second quarter 19th century. 1 1/4" H, 7 5/8" x 9 1/2".
Nearly undamaged with a single chip to the rim. Light mold roughness to the rim, as made.
Literature: Barlow/Kaiser - The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 1, p. 125, fig. 1063.
Provenance: Collection of Fraser & Lynda Reid, Exeter, NH.
This extremely rare open-handle version of the shell dish is much more difficult to locate than its closed handle Hairpin pattern counterpart. The Elsholz example was included in the 1954 Corning Museum of Glass exhibit of lacy glass and is illustrated on page 34 of the exhibit catalog.