Special Find: Louis XV Salt Shaker in Rare Colors

Picture of Rare Green Color Louis XV Salt Shaker

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.

Picture of blue Louis XV Salt Shaker Picture of Brown Louis XV Salt Shaker Picture of Custard Louis XV Salt Shaker

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