Rare colors of the Louis XV shaker have just been found
by a member. This pattern is normally seen in custard
glass decorated with gold and Emerald Green decorated
with gold. Heacock reported a berry bowl in custard
with a blue stain, and also showed a toothpick holder
with brown stain. Bredehoft & Sanford note a toothpick
holder known in green stain. To our knowledge, Salt
Shakers have never been pictured in custard with these
stains (above, green; below, blue, brown, and the
familiar custard with gold).
It should be noted that it is clear why these shakers
are rare. They might have been a bit more attractive
when made but likely did not appeal to many.