PEDESTAL SALT BOATS.

All of the salt boats in this section are from the Georgian/Regency periods, however, collectors should be aware that reproductions were made in the 20th century and quality of the manufacture and the level of wear should be looked at very carefully before committing to buying something you thing might be from the period of the ones here.

Pedestal salt boats were made over quite a long period of time in multiple countries, and I think they are a really nice thing to collect.

Whilst I do have quit a lot references for pedestal salt boats they are not for most of the variations that I own. Also, I don't think some of the references are genius.

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Description, References and Size

This is a pedestal salt boat with an oval petal foot, a petal moulded base with shallow bands, a serrated rim and cut star on each prow. Made c.1750-1800

I have put an even earlier potential date on this salt boat because the petal foot is a feature seen on bonnet glasses that are dated to 1750. It might be too early but the petal foot has a firm date and the really hesitant cutting seems really early.

Height: 3 inches

Length: 3 inches

This is a pedestal salt boat with an oval foot, a petal moulded base with shallow cut swags, a Montieth cut rim. Made c.1770-1800

I have put an earlier date on this salt boat because it has a feature that I see on more mid-18th century glasses. The feature I am talking about is the bottom of the bowl has a small ball of glass. This salt boat is also the least boat shaped of the pedestal salts that I own.

I have described this salt boat as having foot as opposed to base and the ones I have described as having bases are pressed moulded and this salt boat is made with a conventional foot like a wine glass.

Height: 2.75 inches

Length: 3 inches

This is an Irish pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, diamond profile press moulded pedestal, a scalloped rim, and cut with very shallow grooves of diagonal crosses. Made c.1790-1800

I have put quite a pre-1800 date on this salt boat due to the very tentative nature of the cutting, and the overall quality of glass. I purchased this salt boat from Ireland.

Height: 3 inches

Length: 3.5 inches

This is a Anglo-Irish pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, diamond profile press moulded pedestal base, a swag on each side of the bowl enclosing shallow cut lines forming diamonds and parallel grooves and a cut serrated rim. Made c.1790.

The reference I have for this salt boat is not an exact match in that the bowl looks to be the same shape and it has some very similar shallow cut grooves but not as many. On the basis I haven't seen grooves cut like this on any other piece of glass I have and this bowl shape is unsual amongst salt boats, my thinking is, it's close enough.

Reference: Irish Glass, Phelps Warren, plate 78c

Height: 3 inches

Length: 3.25 inches

This is a pedestal salt boat with pressed oval pedestal base, a rib moulded body and a cut serrated rim. Made c.1790-1800

I don't have a reference for this salt boat but I have dated it based on shape. The shape of the bowl and foot is the same as silver salt boats with hallmark dates of 1790-1800.

Height: 3 inches

Length: 3.25 inches

This is a pedestal salt boat with pressed diamond lemon squeeze pedestal base, a rib moulded body and a cut serrated rim. Made c.1790-1800

The bowl on this is very similar to the one above and also like the silver salt boats of the time specified. The difference is the base which more like other glass salt boats and less like the silver ones I have alluded to. I am sticking with same date as I don't have any other terms of reference to attach it to.

Height: 3.25 inches

Length: 3.5 inches

This is an Anglo-Irish pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, diamond profile press moulded pedestal, a scalloped rim, and cut with very shallow grooves of diagonal crosses. Made c.1790-1800

This pedestal salt boat is similar to the one at the top, but seems slightly more heavily cut and a bit closer to the ones I think of as English. It's difficult to say I bought this one in England.

Reference: Early English Glass, Daisey Wilmer, page 187

Height: 3.25 inches

Length: 3.75 inches

This is an Anglo-Irish pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, diamond profile press moulded pedestal, a serrated rim, and a bowl press moulded with radiating grooves and horizontaly cut bands. Made c.1800

I have put quite an early date on this salt boat due to the very tentative nature of the cutting.

The Walter Harding reference for this type of salt boat is from 1925, the dates in general are often set much earlier that I know to be correct. The date if gives is 1760, which is earlier than glass tableware was made in Ireland. That is was made in Ireland is probably correct, as I have bought of this type of salt boat from Ireland.

Reference: Old Irish Glass, Walter Harding

Reference: English & Irish Glass, Geoffrey Wills, page 12

Reference: Phaidon Guide to Glass, Felice Mehlman, page 155

Reference: Glass for Collectors, Derek C Davis, page 119

Height: 3.25 inches

Length: 4 inches

This is an Irish amber pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, diamond profile press moulded pedestal, a serrated rim, and a bowl press moulded with radiating grooves and horizontaly cut bands. Made c.1800

This salt boat is an example of early uranium glass. Under UV light it flouresces so much that it becomes an opaque. I bought this salt boat from Ireland.

Reference: Old Irish Glass, Walter Harding

Reference: English & Irish Glass, Geoffrey Wills, page 12

Reference: Phaidon Guide to Glass, Felice Mehlman, page 155

Reference: Glass for Collectors, Derek C Davis, page 119

Height: 2.75 inches

Length: 3.75 inches

This is an Anglo-Irish pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, diamond profile gadrooned press moulded pedestal, and a bowl press moulded with radiating grooves and a serrated rim. Made c.1800

This salt boat might not be from the UK. The upper surface of the base has a moulded gadroon pattern and this is not usual for UK but is more common on the Continent and in the US. I don't have a reference for that, it's just what I have seen.

Reference: Old Irish Glass, Walter Harding

Reference: English & Irish Glass, Geoffrey Wills, page 12

Reference: Phaidon Guide to Glass, Felice Mehlman, page 155

Reference: Glass for Collectors, Derek C Davis, page 119

Height: 3 inches

Length: 4 inches

This is an Anglo-Irish pedestal salt boat with lemon squeeze, press moulded pedestal with an oval stem, and a bowl press moulded with radiating grooves that is panel cut to the base and a serrated rim. Made c.1800

This is another variation on this gardroon moulded bowl but with additonal cutting to the base of the bowl and that the stem is oval.

Reference: Old Irish Glass, Walter Harding

Reference: English & Irish Glass, Geoffrey Wills, page 12

Reference: Phaidon Guide to Glass, Felice Mehlman, page 155

Reference: Glass for Collectors, Derek C Davis, page 119

Height: 3.25 inches

Length: 4 inches

This is a pedestal salt boat with pressed diamond lemon squeeze pedestal base, a spaced rib moulded bowl cut with shallow horizontal bands and a cut serrated rim. Made c.1800

This pedestal salt boat is a bit weird in that the lemon squeeze base goes quite high upside the inside of the base. Not just for salt boats but for all the lemon squeeze glasses I have too.

Height: 2.75 inches

Length: 3.75 inches

This is a pedestal salt boat with pressed diamond lemon squeeze pedestal base, a frieze of shallow cut diamonds around the bowl and a cut serrated rim. Made 1800

This salt boat is one of the more common styles you may find with this band of shallow diamonds, but even then there will be slight variations in the base, rim, etc..

You can tell this salt boat has had heavy usage as the salt has markedly etched the inside of the bowl.

Reference: Early English Glass, Daisey Wilmer, page 187

Height: 3.25 inches

Length: 3.75 inches

This is a Anglo-Irish pedestal salt boat with a cut oval pedestal base, a frieze of shallow cut diamonds around the bowl and a cut scalloped rim. Made c.1820.

This pedestal salt boat is clearly later than the others I have. The cutting is crisper and seems more like steam powered cutting even though the overall style is similar to the older ones. It is also marginally bigger than wach of the others.

Height: 3.5 inches

Length: 3.75 inches

This is a pedestal salt boat with a cut oval pedestal base, a frieze of shallow cut diamonds around the bowl and a cut scalloped rim. Made c.1820.

This pedestal salt boat is clearly later than the others I have. The cutting is crisper and seems more like steam powered cutting even though the overall style is similar to the older ones. It is also marginally bigger/heavier than most of the others.

Height: 3.25 inches

Length: 4 inches

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