I have a Mt. Washington egg shaped jar in a sugar shaker size with no holes in the metal lid. I'm hoping someone can tell me what this jar is called/what was it used for? The only example I can find with a no holes lid was at Liveauctions.com, identified as a sugar shaker.
Hello Mr. Hays and members,
In an effort to market pieces of Mt. Washington in multiple forms from a single mold, the egg and tomato shapes were marketed as Bonbon containers. The tops were without holes and the tomato even has more than one style of highly chased covers. On page 284, figure 12-8 of the Ken Wilson’s Mt. Washington and Pairpoint Glass, Volume one is a photo of a bonbon.
I can’t quite remember where I’ve seen it but there is a photo of an egg form with the word Bonbon in raised gold lettering on it. If I ever find it again I will send information to Marion.
As a sidebar on multiple purposes for MW forms, the fig shaker mold, salt and sugar as well as the chick mold, salt and sugar can be found as “mucilage” or glue pots with a brush attached. Very clever designers!
I hope this information is helpful.
Thanks. Jay Rogers
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