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Offline NevB

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Uranium Pedestal Salt
« on: July 09, 2024, 02:24:13 PM »
I think this rather plain 6cm. tall open salt is more interesting than it appears. It is a very pale green but glows well, has some fine rippling in the glass bowl and loads of wear on the foot indicating it has a bit of age. I've searched for one the same but with no luck however the pedestal urn pattern is favoured by several French makers.
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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2024, 09:39:27 AM »
Is the wide rim curved or flat Nev?

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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2024, 12:03:18 PM »
The rim is curved Christine, here's a photo and another to show the profile better.
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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2024, 12:27:56 PM »
Probably wishful thinking, the closest I found was the 2367 by Baccarat. It's listed as "sans pied/without foot" so perhaps there was another version "a pied" as they say. I don't think mine dates back to 1840.

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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2024, 09:33:07 AM »
I did wonder if it was actually a candlestick: I regularly turn them the right way up in charity shops and antique centres. With the very pale green uranium, I think I would look at Brockwitz

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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2024, 12:39:18 PM »
I don't think the design is right for a candlestick because the inside of the bowl isn't straight sided, it tapers from 2" at the top to 1" at the bottom. I've had another look at Brockwitz but found nothing.
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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2024, 06:38:50 AM »
In terms of colour, the shade of green reminds me most of my uranium Chippendale handled salt from c1920, I wonder if it dates from that era, or maybe a reproduction of an earlier pattern.

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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2024, 09:43:08 AM »
Yes Christine and Neil, I think the colour hints more towards 1920s-30's Czech or German, but I can't find anything similar.
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Re: Uranium Pedestal Salt
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2024, 12:08:17 PM »
Yes it could be. I've turned up a dozen salts from those pages as I get a collection together for my Manchester glass books... not found that one though. Most Molineaux Webb green is moderate to fierce green, see salt 309 attached. If it was MW it would be 1920s revival. They dusted off a few moulds from the 1850s for their post WW! range of Lancastrian Crystal Glass.

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