Scarce Victorian Art Glass Canary * Vaseline Shaker Northwood * Buckeye * Model Flint Company Glass Reverse Swirl Speckled Pattern.
First mold-blown, then speckled' with white glass frit and 're-fired to fuse the glass, this striking shaker consists of yellow canary Vaseline glass, with the mold-blown swirl pattern. Collectors identify this as an early Vaseline glass as it fluoresces a soft yellow-green glow under a black-light.
The approximate measurement is 2 1/2 inches tall and both the shaker and original metal top are In very good condition with only a small area of oxidation to the metal top, commensurate with age. The glass shaker has some small flecks of rock mixed in from the time of firing. There is some time of material (wax?) inside on one side of the shaker. I am not sure what it is, & have not tried to remove it. It is barely noticeable from a display aspect.
Considered quite scarce and highly desirable, this fabulous hard to find antique canary or vaseline glass table salt or pepper shaker was made by the Buckeye and Northwood Glass Companies and possibly the Model Flint Glass Company, circa 1888 - 1895.
Reference: A similar shaker is found in Volume 3 page 37 of "A World of Salt Shakers by Mildred and Ralph Lechner.
Patent Attribution: It is known that this glass type was made under a patent held by Harry Northwood in 1888.
Company Attribution : Each of the 3 possible companies was located in Ohio and produced the glass during the same period, Circa approximately 1888 - 1895. During his time as General Manager of Buckeye Glass in Martins Ferry, Ohio, in 1888, Harry Northwood held the patent for this speckled Art Glass formula. The Reverse Swirl, Speckled pattern was also produced at Northwood Glass Works the same year. Northwood Glass Works was located in Martins Ferry, as well. Northwood was also associated with Model Flint Glass Co. in Findlay, Ohio and for a short time his Reverse Swirl Speckled art glass designs may also have been produced there.