Antique Glass Salt and Sugar Shaker Club

Petticoat Base
Petticoat Base

Maker: Unknown.
Reference(s): Lechner II, pgs. 245-1.
Description: This is a dual purpose, cylindrical shaker with a flared region around the base which has 15 flares, each attached to the body with a pointed arrowhead. The shaker body held the salt, while the pepper was held in a central glass tube attached to the top. See Lechner II, pg. 245 which shows this shaker and its special top with its glass extension tube. For details, see pgs. 285-6 which shows the original patent for this special kind of dual purpose top/shaker.
Decoration: The main body of shaker has etched inscription - an indication that it was a souvenir shaker from some event.
Colors Known: Clear with ruby stained main section of the body.
Size: 3-1/8" tall; 2" max. dia. at base
Date: Ca. 1896-1904.
Submitted by: Anonymous.
AGSSSC Assigned #: SSNO158.
Special Comments: The above name was the OMN. Also, for the special parts and details concerning this shaker see Description above.

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