Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Need a cruet?

Vintage Lot Of 2 Clear Glass Cruets With Stoppers One Hazel Atlas One Unmarked 1960s 

Cruets are small glass bottles that are used to hold oil, vinegar, or other liquids on the table.  The high point of their use was during the Victorian era when they were made in a variety of patterns, colors, and even sizes.  They were meant to enhance the beauty og the table setting.

All cruets had stoppers, and most of them had a handle as well.  Cruets also have a pouring lip or spout next to the stopper.  The spout helps you tell them apart from a perfume bottle.  Even though the two are the same size, the perfume bottle will not have a spout on them.

Today’s collector will find a wide range of patterns, colors, and prices—there will be something for everyone.

You can see all of the cruets in my Etsy shop here.  What kinds of cruets have you run across lately?

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