Old Waterford SALT CELLAR, Salt Dip, Small Boat Shape Bowl, Square Foot, Pedestal Bowl, Vanity Item, Criss Cross Cuts, Condiments, Signed


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Vintage from the 1940s



This boat shaped crystal bowl with the beveled glass square foot is an Irish Waterford piece -- one that I did not immediately recognize as Waterford until I discovered the unique and familiar etched mark on one side of its pedestal. I believe it was manufactured as a salt dip/cellar, even though a home could certainly adapt that to other uses, such as a vanity dish, if desired.

However, the use of salt cellars as personal condiment servers has definitely made a come back in recent years for those who enjoy luxurious trendy entertaining. And this particular old cellar with its signed Waterford provenance gives it even more prestige than some of its peers by less prestigious manufactures. Waterford is currently making (since 1987) a very similar piece as this in its Araglin pattern line, but if you look carefully there are subtle differences between the Araglin boat shaped piece and this one. Also, I believe the etched Waterford mark on the newer pieces is on the bottom of the pedestal, whereas the mark on this one is on one side of the pedestal

The piece measures approx. 3 5/8" long x 2 1/2" tall, and the square base measures 2' on each side. As is typical for pretty much all Waterford Crystal the weight is heavy for its size and adds good stability when dipping out the salt or other condiment with a small spoon.

The condition is very good, almost ideal, for a vintage item of its probable age. It's a very nice gift and excellent treasure to add to a home or a fine crystal collection. And how fun it would be to add it to a mixed set of different kinds of salt cellars for setting your table for an adult dinner party where the group would enjoy the novelty and history of salt cellars.

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