This group is simply known as the oval group. The dates of manufacture in this group range from the beginning of pressing to the mid 1850s. This group is one of the largest charted with 43 different molds. The colors range from clear to Opalescent,milk glass ,Opaque white opalescent,Blue light and dark,amber light and dark,red,pink,turquoise and moonstone. OL-12
The first oval salt in my collection is the Neal Listed OL-12. It is Clear in color and is rare. This salt was manufactured at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company. between 1826 and 1835.The design features a basket of Cornucopias at each end of the oval dish a Fluer Di Lis in the center of the side walls and a 24 point star burst on the base.
The next Oval salt in my collection is not listed in this color by Neal. The OL-12A is listed in Clear (Scarce) and in Purple/Blue (Very rare) but not Opalescent. Opalescent is listed as a color in the OL-12 and is listed as extremely rare. With this salt color being unlisted in this mold type, it is safe to assume that being unlisted would make this an extremely rare and probably a unique specimen. This salt was manufactured at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company between the years 1825 and 1836.
The next salt is listed as the OL-14 by Neal. It is clear in color and is plentiful . This salt has the saw tooth crown at the top rim. On the base are diamonds in 4 rows with small flower petals inside of each Diamond box. This salt was manufactured at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company in Massachusetts.
The next salt in my collection in the Oval series is the OL-17 in clear glass with a light grey hue. This greyish tint is seen often on pressed glass from the Sandwich glass house. The Neals list this as Plentiful,and it was manufactured at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company between 1830 and 1840