CD-4 COVERED LYRE PRESSED SALT

Item/Auction Attributes

opaque soft violet blue with subtle mottling, slightly translucent under strong light
Boston & Sandwich Glass Co
1835-1845
Base is virtually proof, rim with only a minute open bubble on one end scallop and a minor flake on one corner scroll, feet with one shallow inside chip and a hint of mold roughness, cover with a flake at one shoulder corner, along with a chip and several light flakes under rim
3" h overall, 2" x 3 1/8", base 1 7/8" h
Collection of Robert F. Delong.
Ex coll: A. G. White
$8,000.00
$12,000.00
This extremely rare and important salt is one of only six recorded in this color. The example from the Elsholz collection was exhibited at the CMOG in 1954 and the HFM in 1960; formerly in the collection of Mrs. Harry S. High, it was purchased at the Elsholz auction by Gary Stradling. The example at Corning and illustrated by Spillman is from the Louise S. Esterly collection and is the same specimen illustrated by McKearin. The example illustrated in Barlow/Kaiser is from the Bennington Museum. An unpublished example, which is ex: Abraham & May, resides in a private New York City collection. A fifth example with a reattached leg surfaced last fall from the Esther Ludwig collection which sold through Freeman's in Philadelphia
Neal, p. 43
Elsholz, lot #149, cover is illustrated on lot #155
B & K I, fig. 1451a
Spillman, fig. 664
McKearin Am. Glass, pl. 164, fig. 5, correct description with fig. 1