For Sale is an Original Tiffany Favrile Salt made by Tiffany Studios, New York. The piece measures 1" tall and is 2 1/2" in diameter outside handles measurements. The foot or the bottom of the salt is 1 1/2" to the base of each handle.
The Salt displays a wonderful Squat Shade with 2 applied handles on each side. These handles somewhat resemble ears are look adorable with the piece. These salts have also been labeled "Mini Handled Squat Cabinet Vases" or "The Bean Pot" cabinet miniature". The Gold Favrile, Aurene Luster or Iridescence on the outside of the salt is just outstanding!!! You can see very Beautiful strong Hues of Fuchsia and Platinum Blues as well as brilliant Gold's. The Platinum to Fuchsia Iridescence on the inside bottom is like a rainbow of colors. There is a definite difference between Tiffany Favrile Salts. Some are weak in the iridescence and some are not. This salt is about average.
This Tiffany Salt is in excellent Condition as there are no cracks, nicks, chips or dings. There is some scratches on the bottom polished side and is typical of normal age wear from use. It appears to have been taken care of through the years. The Salt is signed with the etched "L.C.T." along the bottom edge of the countersunk polished pontil in a counter clockwise fashion. The polished pontil is the sign of a Quality piece of art glass.
I would say this is the Rarest of all the Salts. It is by far the hardest to find with no damage because of its tiny ear shaped handles. This was known in the Tiffany Favrile Catalog of Table pieces as a "Handled" Salt. If you are looking for a Salt to add to your collection that is considered to be an excellent example, look no Further!! Do not let this one slip by you! This Salt was made circa 1900-1920.