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Offline Paul S.

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Burtles & Tate Coal Scuttle Salt
« on: May 05, 2011, 07:26:38 PM »
I had assumed that with the obvious connection this might possibly have held matches, originally, and was going to post with that thought.    However, have just found reference to the piece in Thompson, showing in fact that it was designed as a salt  -  perhaps the blue colour should have given me a clue - and called 'Design for Salt Cellar (Scuttle Shape)'.           Quite small at only 2.25" tall, and not perhaps the easiest thing to take a 'pinch' from.   The Rd. No. is 510504 (first registered August 1907), and unfortunately been thru the wars, but will keep as unusual and a bit quirky.
Reference:    'The Identification of English Pressed Glass - 1842 to 1908'  -  Jenny Thompson  -  1989.


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Re: Burtles & Tate Coal Scuttle Salt
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 08:04:58 PM »
A great find Paul, these command quite a price.....I wonder if they originally had a mini shovel to get the salt out....like the silver and china ones??
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Re: Burtles & Tate Coal Scuttle Salt
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 08:21:22 PM »
hello rosie  -  regrettably, I doubt that this one wud fetch even a pinch of salt  -  part of the base has at some time broken off, and been stuck back on.    I've not seen an example before, so must admit had no idea they had a commercial value, although I assume rarity is the reason - as usual.     I will now look out for a perfect example :)   I wud very much doubt they had a spoon - I've not yet found a (utility) glass salt that came with a spoon - guess you just take a pinch and hope fingers are clean.


 

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