This graceful and elegant black glass Swan Celery Dish was from line #951/1S by Viking Glass. Also called a pickle or relish dish, the eye-catching black body paired with the clear Swan neck and head needs no additional decoration. The oval boat-shaped dish, in solid black glass, comes to a rounded point at the tail and has a ground and polished foot. The clear S-shaped neck and head is applied at the front of the dish. You will find it irresistible to run your hands along the swan’s elegant neck and smooth rim. What a stylish touch to add to your table!
Made by Viking circa 1940 to 1960, there is no mark.
There are two negligible pinpoint indentations along the rim. These are smooth and likely manufacturing flaws.
There is also a small popped bubble on the underside. The inside of the dish has lost some of its sheen, likely from normal use as a pickle or relish dish. The tip of the beak feels slightly rough, but may simply be the seam as I can see no damage even under a magnifying glass. There are no chips or cracks.
The black oval dish is 4-3/4 inches wide and just over 11-inches long, 12-1/2 including the clear neck. The dish is 1-1/2 inches deep, and the clear neck and head bring the overall height to 6-inches.
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Viking 11-inch Black Glass #951/1S Swan Celery Dish Clear Neck and Head