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« on: April 28, 2006, 03:50:36 PM »
I've put this in my Salts album as I cannot imagine what else it may have been intended for - unless as part of a trinket set perhaps?  Does anyone recognise the pattern please, or can suggest a maker / age?

Size is 5" x 1.25" and 0.75" deep, I cannot determine if it's cut or pressed but it's quite sharp on the edges, not soft and rounded. I cannot find any mold marks at all. Quality feels very good and it's beautifully clear glass.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006, 04:48:46 PM »
There was a little piece of a Grimwade Crystal dressing table set which a friend who collects it could never work out - a tiny trough-shaped thing. It wasn't until an ad turned up that my friend worked out what it was: supposedly the hand mirror was to balance upside down in it, somewhat precariously. He never would have had a clue without the picture!


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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006, 04:55:15 PM »
Anne, in fact it looks crystal cut, how about salt, pepper and mustard?
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006, 05:04:22 PM »
Pamela, do you mean to hold a salt/pepper/mustard? If so they could have to be very small indeed... the internal dimensions of the boat are only 3.5" x 0.75" at the widest part, and it narrows in to about 0.25" at each end internally. I do wonder if it is a salt though?

I do think you're right saying it looks cut rather than pressed though.


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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2006, 05:25:01 PM »
How about for hairpins NOT hat pins! :shock:

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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2006, 05:36:55 PM »
Anne, your first post indicated 5" - which could have been a boat for salt pepper and mustard - better retrieve then  :?
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2006, 06:16:16 PM »
Pamela, it is 5" outside measurement from the tip of each sticky out bit on the ends - 3.5" is the inside measurements. Sorry to confuse you.

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Re: Salt boat?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2009, 01:19:20 AM »
My little boat now has a big brother! Exactly the same style / shape but bigger...

 

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