Crystal Salt Shaker

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by Les_Wilcock, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Les_Wilcock

    Les_Wilcock New Member

    Hi everyone
    Possibly someone can help me here.

    I have just bought a nice set of table items comprising of salt and pepper shakers and sugar bowl etc. The salt shaker has a crystal body with what looks like a copper top which has been silver plated. The top is a tight push fit onto to neck of the crystal body.
    My problem is the top is fused onto the neck as evidenced by presence of verdigris around the lip. I have tried gently heating the metal top to see if it move but to no effect. An overnight soak in water had similarly not effect.

    I wondered if the forum could suggest something that I can soak the thing in or any other way of prising the lid off without damaging the crystal.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Les W
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  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Forum, Les! :)
    You can try wrapping several rubber bands tightly around the top, to give you a better grip. I’m sure there will be more suggestions.
  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    WD40 might do it.
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  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Put the shaker in the freezer and then when taking it out run the top under warm water. I had one that was causing all kinds of grief but finally it came off and then I knew why. The damn seller had glued the the top on to cover up that almost half of the top was broken off and missing.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
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  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I use silicone spray to loosen up non metal things.
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