Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
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June 15, 2023: Americana - Glass

Thu, Jun 15, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 417


Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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CD-4 COVERED LYRE PRESSED SALT, opaque violet blue/lavender purple with subtle mottling, slightly translucent under transmitted light, raised on four scrolled feet, cover with pine cone finial and beads on rim interior arranged 10 x 20 x 10 x 20. Recorded by Neal as unique. Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. 1830-1845. 3" HOA, 1 7/8" H base, 2" x 3 1/8".
Published: Barlow/Kaiser, The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Vol. 1, p. 282, fig. 1451a.
Literature: Neal, Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period, p. 43. Spillman, American and European Pressed Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass, p. 177, fig. 664 and color pl. nine. The McKearins, American Glass, pl. 164, fig. 5, correct description with fig. 1. Like Bourne, The William J. Elsholz Collection, lot 149, cover is illustrated on lot 155.
Catalogue Note: This extremely rare and important salt is one of only seven 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 Metropolitan Museum of Art was gifted the Dr. Charles W. Green example in 1951 by his widow. An example with a reattached leg surfaced in 2005 from the Esther Ludwig collection sold through Freeman's in Philadelphia. The example sold through these galleries in 2017 and 2006 from the collection of Paul Harvey of Naples, FL, was ex-collection of Robert F. DeLong and A. G. White. The latest example to come to market was sold through these galleries on May 26, 2018, lot 1458, from the Wagner P. Thielens estate collection.  


Base is proof, cover broken in half and glued, corresponding rim chip to each side, additional flake at crack to each side of shoulder.

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Glass deaccessioned by the Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT. All proceeds will go toward the museum's Collections Acquisition Fund.
Ex-collection of Gertrude D. Webster, Manchester, VT.