Antique Blown Glass Shaker Opaque Light Blue Cotton Bale Pattern Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company
Description: A beautiful light blue colored opaque glass mold blown shaker in the Cotton Bale pattern. This shaker which is colored in opaque light blue color is shaped like a burlap bale very reminiscent of old cotton bales. It even has raised design depicting the rope holding the bale together. Just a very nice depiction. The shaker is made of mold blown glass and has a light blue opaque coloring. The design showing the bale is really very nicely done. The shaker has a screw on metal top, which may or may not be original to the piece, but is of the period. This pattern was made by Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company for only one year and as such it is rather rare. Please carefully review the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Origin: Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Size: Measures ~2" x 2" at the base and it is ~2 3/4" tall including the metal top.
Maker: Consolidated Lamp & Glass Company
Marks: No markings
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is a nice and very rare shaker. Please see Mildred & Ralph Lechner Book "The World of Salt Shakers," Published by Collector Books of Paducah Kentucky in 1992, page 43.
Condition: The shaker is in very good condition with no cracks, repairs or hairlines that we could find. The metal cap is also in good shape with a few minor bumps, four or five cracks at the edge that go for about 1/4" up the cap, and is stained throughout. However, we believe the cap may not be original to the piece, but appears to be a period cap. The shaker also shows general roughness around the top edge, which is original to the making, which can be seen in the photos. Please see photos to appreciate its beauty and condition.
In Closing: This is a great shaker, which is beautiful and in great condition after being around for over 100 years. A great addition to any glass shaker collection.