Before salt became refined, processed and free flowing as we know it today, it was necessary to serve it in a salt cellar. In the early 1800's, the master salt was placed by the host and passed from person to person.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
A catalog showing the various Jades produced by Frederick Carder at the steuben glass works in Corning New York " Note " right page, lamp bases in bottom row are 11" high.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Lustres are mantle decorations or pedestal vases with many hanging glass prisms, and it is proper to refer to a single glass prism as a lustre. Either spelling, luster or lustre, is correct. Lustres were very popular during the latter part of the 19th century and were usually in pairs.