Featured Clear Glass Cruets - Keep Either?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by KikoBlueEyes, Nov 15, 2023.

  1. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I am trying to buy smaller, because I ran out of space a while ago. :shame: I saw these two cruets, one of which I think has some age to it. I'm talking about the taller one (7 inches), because it has a pontil scar on the bottom. I remember reading here that they would blow glass into molds rather than pouring it. I think @verybrad made that comment.

    The second one, I think is prettier in shape, but has no wear on the bottom. It could easily be a newer piece, but maybe it has lead an easier life on a table cloth. It is 6 1/4 inches tall. Is either worth keeping because it is antique? As always, I would appreciate any help.

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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I like them both! If you're going to USE it, for me, I or someone else might be less likely to tip over the fatter, squatter one!!! But they're both pretty!!!
  3. lvetterli

    lvetterli Well-Known Member

    The shorter one looks as though it could be cut rather than molded or pressed. Are the facets sharp?
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  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    You're no help :D. I really don't live a cruet life, but your point is well taken. I hadn't thought of their usefulness.
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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I have a couple, and use either for vinegar, since I like vinegar on a few things!! But also grew up with Mom using them!!! AND now you have a choice!:happy::happy:
  6. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Yes. Very sharp and there are some irregularities. The transitions aren't consistent.
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  7. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I can see the advantage of having something beautiful on the table.
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  8. TallCakes

    TallCakes Well-Known Member

  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Ooooohhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! 1884. Don't I love that date. I'm so very glad you are here and know all this information. I get so easily lost.

    Elson did some very pretty colored pieces, but I see they didn't last long as Elson according to your link.

    I thought the other one was just a beautiful cruet. It will have to find another home then, as I am chalked full of real ABP glass.

    Thank you as always for your stellar insights.
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  10. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    I use mine for sesame seed oil.
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  11. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Sounds lovely. You can see the colors through the glass.
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