An unusual and scarce early American pressed glass novelty item. Pictured in "Early American Pressed Glass" by Alice Hulett Metz; it is described as a Victorian Novelty, circa 1890. Produced in a variety of colors, his particular piece is a lovely shade of apple green and depending upon the light it resembles Vaseline or canary in color. The cover and base is an intricate pressed pattern of six-pointed stars. The edge of the base has a graceful scalloped design and the large handle is twisted like a rope. Resting on three round peg feet it measures 9" in length, including handle, 5" in width and 4" in height. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; several tiny nicks along the edges. Great piece.