|Victorian Pattern Glass
Oil & Vinegar Cruets Store
Including Condiment Trays
| Cruets, from the French Cruye or Cruie, are small pitchers with stoppers used for oil or vinegar. Oil / vinegar cruets were introduced into the pressed glass world about 1880 - 1885, although there were a few made during the 'Flint Era'.
Their popularity as a table item peaked around 1900. Even the more popular patterns made before 1880 and after about 1910, did not include this form.
It was not uncommon for blown cruets made with applied handles to exhibit a ‘heat check’ at the handle. According to Wm. Heacock, many collectors do not consider it damage in the truest sense, inasmuch as the cruet left the factory in this state. He distinguishes between a ‘heat check’ and a crack which can be felt from inside the neck.
If you use your cruet for vinegar, do not store the vinegar in it or you will risk causing a cloudy glass ‘sickness’ which can only be removed by expensive professional cleaning.
Some cruets came in sets with shakers or other condiment bottles and sometimes the sets were sold in metal or glass holders or sitting on a matching glass tray. See some such 'condiment' trays below the cruets in this Store.
The stoppers for cruets were sometimes patterned to match and sometimes ‘generic’ designs made by a factory to fit various of their patterns. Attribution as to OS (original stopper) and NOS (not original stopper) is generally accepted when found pictured in old catalogs. But that is not always foolproof. And some patterned cruets left the factory, (or factories if they were made by more than one company), with more than one type of stopper.
The ‘burning question’ for collectors is whether or not they are satisfied if a stopper looks appropriate but is not proven to be original. That answer is strictly personal preference.
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OS means Original Stopper; NOS means Not Original Stopper.
Damage, if any, to the listed cruets is noted in the listing.
See condiment trays & sets below.
Carnelian by Northwood
ca. 1903. This is probably not the original stopper but it
looks good. There is a crack
in the handle, seen HERE.
Muchness, the states'
pattern by U S Glass Co.
ca. 1890s. May not be original stopper but looks appropriate.
|POGO STICK aka Crown was made by the Lancaster Glass
Co. ca. 1910 ( a very good year
for little boys born in Arkansas).
Not sure if original stopper but
it matches the design.
|PERFECTION Separating cruet with original
stopper. Ad from 1902 promotes it as
"Sensible in its Separating Features" &
"The Pride & Glory of the Housewife."
It is 5 3/8" tall and **SOLD**.
More PERFECTION The pattern of this separating cruet is one of the other patterns made by Perfection. It is 7" tall w/o the stopper, which is original. See Skirt close-up HERE and top close-up HERE.**SOLD**
|THOUSAND EYE aka
by Adams & Co. ca. 1870s.
An internal fissure in the neck at applied handle
from the making seen
HERE. OS $88
Ferris Wheel aka Lucile by
the Indiana Glass Co.
ca. 1910. Stopper
probably not original but
looks fine. $55
by Jefferson Glass Co.
ca. 1905. ID compliments of
Roger Haworth with mucho gratitude. Excellent decor.
|CLEAR CIRCLE aka
HORN OF PLENTY is a
U S Glass Co. full pattern line
ca 1890s. Stopper not
original but looks good. $64
FINECUT STAR & FAN
PANELLED PALM aka BRILLIANT pattern was
|MASSACHUSETTS aka Geneva was made ca. 1890s as part of the U S Glass Co. States' series. This is probably not the Original stopper but it fits.
|RICHARDS & HARTLEY'S THOUSAND EYE pattern.
The original catalog actually calls this a cologne, but we'll call it a cruet here.
Starred Thumbprint aka Fostoria #1460; Old English aka Honeycomb w/ Star pattern was made c. 1906. We will fit it with an appropriate stopper. $58
|JACOB'S LADDER aka MALTESE
was made by Bryce McKee ca. 1880s.
On the left is a spare cruet from a castor set
of the pattern, It is missing its stopper. $48.
Also shown is a castor set shaker for $48 also.
|FORGET ME NOT pattern in 'rose' color by Challinor Taylor was made 1885 - 1893. This is not the original stopper in the cruet, according to a photo in the Tarentum book.
This condiment set is **SOLD**
|HICKMAN aka Leclede
aka Jubilee was made by McKee ca. 1890s.
Original facetted stopper.
6" tall to top of stopper.
|AZTEC aka Spinner Daisy aka New Mexico (not a US Glass States pattern). Made by McKee Glass Co ca. 1900. Stopper is probably original. $55||DAISY & BUTTON w/ CROSSBARS aka Mikado by Richards & Hartley ca. 1885. The original stopper was a hand & bar or
Maltese cross. $45
|BEADED GRAPE aka CALIFORNIA
is the California States' pattern by the
U S Glass Co. c. 1890a Original stoppers on both.
Clear is $125 and emerald green is**SOLD**
|BROKEN COLUMN aka RATTAN is a product of
the U S Glass Co.
c. 1893. No stopper. $65
|CUT LOG aka ETHOL by Bryce Higbee c. 1890s.
At 3 3/4" tall, this is the smallest of the 3 cruets
this pattern. OS $55
|CUT LOG aka ETHOL by
Bryce Higbee c. 1890s.
At 5 1/2" tall w/o stopper
and 7" tall w/ this original stopper, it is the tallest of
the cruets made in this pattern. See the back
|BEADED SWIRL & LENS
a pretty cruet with the
original stopper too.
Maker & Dates of production unknown.
|CROESUS is an 1897 product of the Riverside Glass Works. This is the larger size of this
cruet, measuring 7" to the top of the original stopper.
condiment tray below.
|CROESUS is an 1897
product of the Riverside
Glass Works. This is the
smaller size of this
cruet, 5 1/2" tall to top of
the original stopper.
condiment tray below.
|VENETIAN - type is the closest we can come to naming the pattern of this very
special cruet. The stopper has matching gold on top as seen HERE. Date of production probably early 1900s.
It is 8" tall w/ Stopper. $65
CROESUS is an 1897 product of the Riverside Glass Works.
|DAISY & BUTTON WITH CROSSBARS aka Mikado
pattern was made by Richards & Hartley, their pattern #99 ca. 1885. These are called catsup bottles.
Victorians made "ketchup" out of many vegetables & spices. They are 8 1/4" to the top of the stoppers, which are original. Clear is $65 & amber is **SOLD**.
We believe this is Geo. Duncan
& Sons' pattern ca. 1885.
Stopper is very pretty - may
not be original. Beautiful blue!
|ESTHER aka TOOTH & CLAW is one of the Riverside Glass Works' signature
patterns c. 1896. We have 2 cruets in clear, the larger size (on the right)**SOLD** and the
smaller size (on the left) is**SOLD**. This smaller one in emerald green with gold that
is slightly worn is**SOLD**. All three of the stoppers, though different, are original.
|FLUTED SCROLLS in vaseline is a gorgeous Northwood pattern
c. 1896. OS $375
|HEISEY? This is the
original stopper but
we are trying to ID the
pattern & maker.
Help with ID if you are
able, please. It is 5.5" tall
to top of stopper. $105
|HEISEY? - NOS
Again, we could use some
help in identifying
this pattern & maker. Stopper
shown is not available with
this cruet. $68
|The HERO aka RUBY ROSETTE was made by the Elson Glass Co. c. 1891. The original stopper was facetted. This one looks fine. $48||HIDALGO aka FROSTED WAFFLE is Adams Glass Co. pattern #5 c. 1880.
This cruet is not frosted.
|ILLINOIS aka CLARISSA
is the Illinois States' pattern
by U S Glass Co. c. 1897. The stopper fits but may or
may not be OS. $95
|WESTMORELAND aka Spector Block aka Gillinder #420 made ca. 1889. With OS, it is the small one
@ 4 1/2" tall. $58
|JEWELED HEART aka VICTOR Dugan Diamond's pattern c. 1905. In blue/ gold (some worn) & OS
|ZIPPER EDGE PANELS
Duncan #46 by Geo. Duncan
& Sons ca. 1900. Stopper is original. See close up of the pattern HERE. $42
MICHIGAN the cruet in
|LOUIS XV is in emerald
green & gold decor by Northwood c/ 1899.
Clear facetted stopper
is original issue. $355
|MANHATTAN aka NEW YORK States' pattern by
the U S Glass Co. c. 1902.
Original Stopper $85
|MAJESTIC aka Pilgrim is a McKee pattern ca. 1893. This is the stopper shown in Barret's book so probably OS. $285||
FRISCO Fostoria #1229
|MOON & STAR This is a reproduction cruet with matching patterned
|FOUR ROW THUMBPRINT aka Inverted Thumbprint type
cranberry castor replacement pieces. Maker is unknown.
Left - cruet. It is 6 3/4" tall. $45
Right - castor shaker w/ original lid $65
|NAIL aka RECESSED PILLAR with Ruby Stain
was made by Ripley & Co.
c. 1880. No stopper. $85
|VIRGINIA aka Fostoria's
No. 140 ca. 1889 with
|BIG BUTTON aka Block & Lattice decorated by Pioneer Glass Co. ca. early 1890s.
w/ Original stopper $175
|STAR & CRESCENT aka Festoons & Sunbursts by the U S Glass Co. ca. 1908.
Probably NOS but fits perfectly. $45
|HOBBS POLKA DOT
W/ OS. It is 6" to the top of the stopper. Amberina in the body; handle and stopper are amber. $355.
|CORD DRPAERY is
a product of Indiana
Tumbler & Goblet Co.-
Greentown. It has the
original Dewey pattern
|PRISM w/ DIAMOND POINT. Pictured on the cover of Heacock's Cruet book. Made by Bryce Bros.
c. 1891. OS $110
|FEATHER aka DORIC
pattern cruet is a McKee
product c. 1890s. The OS is facetted.$85
|RANSON aka GOLD BAND
in vaseline with gold gilt was made by Riverside Glass
Works c. 1899. OS $395
|RISING SUN aka
SUNRISE with perhaps
the OS. Green stained sun
& worn gold decor.
6" tall by U S Glass Co.
& Ripley c. 1908. $65
was made by
Geo. Duncan & Sons
ca. 1892. It is 7" tall
with the original
patterned stopper. $75
|STARS & BARS aka
DAISY & CUBE was made
by Bellaire Goblet Co. c. 1886.
It id 6" tall w/ OS. $85
|This is an un-named SANDWICH pattern according
to Jeff Evans of Green Valley Auctions. It is 9" tall
w/ applied handle and a rayed base. It feels like flint by
weight, but glows yellow under a black light. As we've been unable to find it in any reference work, we're not certain if the hollow blown stopper is original but it fits perfectly. $250
|S REPEAT aka National
made by the National Glass Co. ca. 1890s. This is the original stopper.
pattern is a creation of Northwood c. 1902. It is
clear w/ opalescence
w/ OS. $385
|GALLOWAY is a popular
U S Glass Co. product c. 1904.
Stopper looks appropriate but is
not original. There are a couple
of in-the-making lines in the glass
that show in this photo
& are not cracks. $45
|DAISY & BUTTON W/ CROSSBARS aka MIKADO was made by Richards & Hartley
c 1885. Original
hand & bar stopper.
|TORPEDO aka PIGMY
aka FISH EYE is the
Thompson Pattern #17
made 1889. The glass is a
little cloudy. NOS $88
|DAISY & BUTTON amber
castor cruet insert w/ Original stopper. We have 3 of these with OS @ $28 each & 2 without stoppers @ $12 each
|SYDNEY is the Fostoria
Glass Co. pattern # 1333.
It is a product of 1905 &
$88 w/ Original stopper.
Imperial #505 ca. 1912.
Not original stopper.
|This cobalt blue cruet has a SWIRL pattern in the base that is difficult to photograph. The stopper is original &
it is 6 1/2" tall. The maker is
unknown to us. $58
|STAR OF DAVID
aka Wetzel is
New Martinsville #500
ca. 1905. $35
|EMPRESS aka Riverside #492 tray in clear, 2 views. Gorham, in his Riverside book calls this a "spoon tray" and says that although this tray is displayed as a cruet tray today, it was never intended to be used as a cruet tray.
Thanks to our alert customer, Gary Spiller, for pointing out my pattern error.
The clear tray is 6" x 9 1/4" and $85.
The exact same tray in vaseline (right) went with the Ranson pattern. It is $95.
The 2 trays are the same size; only the pictures are different sizes.
| CROESUS condiment set. Cruet is shown above.
These shakers have excellent gold, with one chip on the base of
one of them & matching old lids. Some gold is still found under the lids.
The pair is $175.
The small pickle dish (or small condiment tray) is 4" x 9 1/2'. It has a
couple of flat flakes underneath the handles. $95
The larger condiment tray is 6" x 9 1/4". It has 3 very small rough spots
on the back of the handle, seen HERE. They do not show from the top. $125
|CROESUS condiment trays in amethyst are outstanding.
The larger 6" x 9 1/4", on the left, has very little gold remaining.
There are 2 tiny flea bites under the tab handle seen HERE. **SOLD**
The smaller 4" x 9 1/2", on the right has gold remaining on the handles & some on the top edge. This piece is also the pickle dish in this pattern.
It has a flat flake under each handle as is usual for this pattern form. **SOLD**
The clear Croesus small condiment tray on the right has the usual
roughness under one handle seen HERE, not seen from the top. $95
|PRISCILLA aka Alexis
aka Sun & Star relish or condiment tray.
L - 2 sections - chips on 2 scallop tops $36
R - 7 1/2" square; chips on top edge. 4 sections $35
|The Radiant condiment tray by Riverside ca. 1901 is a scarce item. It is 6" x 9 1/8" incl. the tab handle which appears
to have been repaired. $85
|TWIN TEARDROPS aka Anona was made
by Bryce Higbee ca. 1907. This piece
is a 6" diam. x 1 3/4" tall condiment
dish which held the shakers & cruet - but
it was first described to us as a 'ferner', whatever that is. It could be used
to serve any number of purposes. $34.
|JUNO aka Double Pinwheel
is flat, 4 1/2" x 9 1/2" long. It holds a
cruet and 2 shakers. By Indiana Glass Co., Dunkirk ca. 1915. $32