Antique Frosted Blue Glass Ribbed Body and Domed Lid Muffineer or Sugar Shaker
Description: A blue frosted blown glass antique sugar shaker or muffineer. This light blue or turquoise colored shaker has a surface with slanted wide ribs. It has a flat base and sides that rise to a ledge which continues into a threaded collar. It has a domed metal screw on lid with relatively large holes arranged in a five point star pattern. The shaker is of nice a smooth glass. Please view photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Historical Background: Popular during the Victorian era, muffineers (also called sugar casters or sugar shakers) were a regular part of a well-set table. The muffineer would be filled with super fine "caster sugar," for sprinkling over any food in need of sweetening.
Date: Mid 1800's.
Origin: Probably continental.
Size: 4 3/8" tall and 2 3/8" in diameter at the base and weighs almost 7 ounces.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Truly a beautiful antique, which is difficult to come by.
Condition: The shaker is in very good condition, with no breaks, cracks, chips, or repairs. There are a few small scratches on the base and few air bubbles in the glass. However, these are difficult to see and do not compromise the quality or beauty of the piece. The threaded collar has some soiling consistent with the rubbing of the metal against the glass when the cap in screwed on or off. The rim has a slight roughness which is original to the making of the piece. The lid is also in good condition having only a couple of relatively small dings. The piece is all original and looks great. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of this rare piece.