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Here are some miscellaneous findings about particular salts by
contributors on our Message Board that don't fit in anywhere else.


Hobnail Salt or Ashtray
Hobnail Salt This item is most commonly referred to as made by Fenton. It is not. Several Fenton collectors verify that Fenton made no open salts in regular production. In fact, Joan F. said she called in to QVC once when Bill and Don Fenton appeared as guests and asked, while they were on air, if Fenton ever produced an open salt. Both Bill and Don said "not to their knowledge". This piece is probably attributed to Fenton because they produced so much hobnail glass. Their hobnail ashtrays are an entirely different shape. This piece was made in colors that suggest it originated around the 1900s and could very well be an open salt. We have found a catalog image from Crescent Glass that began in 1908 although this catalog image is from the 1950s. The intended purpose is not stated although master or table salts were not being made in the 1950s. Evidence points toward it being sold as an ashtray. (Also shown on the catalog page is a known pipe holder in the shape of a slipper.) Judy C. says there are at least 4 different versions even though they are not very obvious. The exterior dimensions of all of them is 2-3/4" SQ x 1-1/8" H and the differences Judy C. found are listed here.
TYPE ONE: 1-3/4" opening has small dots around the top rim and 9 hobs on the edge. TYPE TWO: 1-3/4" opening has small dots around the top rim and 7 hobs on the edge. TYPE THREE: 1-7/8" opening has 3 dots in each corner and 7 hobs on the edge. TYPE FOUR: 1-7/8" opening has 1 dot in each corner and 7 hobs on the edge.


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Fostoria #2513 and Smith Leaf Nut Dishes
Fostoria #2513 and Smith Leaf Nut Dishes The clear and milk white glass leaf dishes are often confused. Milk white glass was ONLY made by L. E. Smith Company and the blue, green and amethyst were only made by Fostoria so only the clear might be confused. Click HERE to see an information page with pictures, and HERE and HERE to see H&J Project pages.


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Pillivuyt Double Salt
Pillivyut Salt Linda H. has written to this company, still in operation in 2018, to ask about the age of this white ceramic double salt. Their response was "The back stamp does provide information about the production date. There will be three digits at the bottom of the stamp. The first two indicate the year, and the last digit indicates the quarter of production. For example, 01 3 would mean the piece was produced in 2001 during the 3rd quarter." So the salt pictured was made in the 2nd quarter of 1990.


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Czech Glass Animals
Label Seldom found animals believed to be by the same unknown Czech glass company. There's a variety of colors and they are all frosted glass. Below are known examples. Do you have any to add?
Bulldog Clear Bulldog Amber Bulldog
Elephant
3" L x
1-3/8" W x
1-11/16" H
Clear Elephant Blue Elephant Purple Elephant
Ram
2-9/16" L x
1-1/4" W x
1-3/16" H
Clear Ram Purple Ram Green Ram
Seahorse or Duck Purple Seahorse
Snail Blue Snail Amber Snail Pink Snail
Swan
2-1/2" L x
1-1/4" W x
1-3/8" H
Clear Swan
Turkey Purple Turkey
Unicorn Pink Unicorn


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