« Last post by agincourt17 on June 23, 2016, 08:09:13 PM »
Thank you for showing this, Chris, and for your follow-up, Anne.
I am somewhat confused here as Chris’s clear glass ‘salt’ quite clearly has 3 small moulded scallop shells moulded on the each of the inside walls of the lowest tier of the foot.
The catalogue drawing of the Davidson 610 salt has no such scallop shells; unfortunately, no size is shown for the pattern. By the way, I don’t know of any photos of a piece positively identified as a pattern 610 salt other than those shown in the Open Salt Collectors website link.
However, the catalogue drawing of the Davidson 229½ pin dish / cigar ashtray quite clearly show the moulded scallop shells (though, again, there is no indication of size). Strangely the catalogue drawing seems to show a vertical central partition to the ‘bowl’, though I never come across a photo of an example or an actual example with such a partition. Maybe a partitioned piece is a cigar ashtray and an unpartitioned piece is a pin dish - or is it the ‘double salt’ alluded to in the link? – perhaps someone could enlighten me?
By the way, I have reference photos of pieces that I have ‘identified’ as Davidson 229½ (with the demi-lion trademark and scallops) in clear, blue pearline, transparent blue (non-pearline), blue marbled and purpled marbled glass.
Moreover, I suspect that a 4 inch top diameter would be quite large for a salt (unless it was a master salt), so I think that what Chris is showing is probably Davidson pattern 229½ rather than 610.
I attach some photos of '229½' in purple marbled glass when the scallop shells are not visible from the exterior and only become evident when viewing the underside of the foot. I wonder if the pieces shown in the Open Salt Collectors website have scallop shells under the foot?
Does anyone have photos of a Davidson 229½ piece with the central partition (and scallop shells) to show, along with size, please?