These salt bowls have been on my flips bucket list ever since I saw them when leafing through a copy of Gene Florence’s “Kitchen Glassware of the Depression Years.” I own one Jadite, one Chalaine and two in Seville Yellow, which is the only reason I made the decision to part with this one. (Except for one with a chip that I saw on an eBay auction, these are the only four I’ve ever seen.)
I had never thought of flips as primarily holding salt, but if you look carefully at what’s left of the peeling decal on this one, you will still see the telltale beginning of SALT on the left. The decal is fragile and can be easily removed with a fingernail, if that’s your choice. I left it on just in case it’s more valuable to a collector that way.
The bowl is 6” across, not including the handle, and 3” high. It is in excellent condition, bright and shiny. There is a small, egg-shaped shallow gouge on the bottom – near the McK in a circle – that was definitely made during production. It is not a crack or chip.
The lid fits perfectly flat and shows the myriad scratches and some discoloration that is typical with heavy use and cleaning.