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Auction # 27

Auction Ended: Tuesday November 17th, 2020 at 11 PM Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Nov 29, 2020 01:48:42 EST
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Catalog Lots 1 to 15

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Final Bid
 "GENERAL WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "E PLURIBUS UNUM" / EAGLE / "T.W.D - ADAMS & JEFFERSON / JULY 4 A.D. 1776 - KENSINGTON GLASS / WORKS PHILADELPHIA" Historical Flask, Kensington Glass Works, 1826 - 1835. Light-to-medium bluish emerald coloration, sheared mouth - pontil, Pt, near mint; (a ½", in-manufacture, pontil flake extends to the base edge, a trace of faint wear, and a weak impression in the shoulder as is often the case with this mold). GI-14.

A delicate, pretty color, and one of the most historical of all the figured flasks. The GI-14 mold, is aptly nicknamed the "Firecracker" flask. On July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after their signing of the Declaration of Independence, former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died within five hours of each other. This flask commemorates these two Presidents, this event, as well as George Washington, the American eagle, and the glassmaker, Thomas W. Dyott.
 
3 $ 1,500
 "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Medium amber with some bright golden tones through the shoulders, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (just the slightest trace of faint wear, otherwise perfect). GI-31. A good clean example having virtually no wear, and in a pure amber coloration.  
13 $ 300
 "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Clear, medium olive, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a little high point wear, as is common on this mold, otherwise perfect). GI-31. Another nice example, this one in a pure green coloration, which is scarce. In addition, this one is lighter in color than most, and with good clarity.  
9 $ 375
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, 1848 - 1855. Bright, medium sapphire blue, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a small patch of faint interior haze, barely noticeable, and a paper-thin pontil flake that extends to the edge of the base). GI-37. Outstanding color, clarity, and condition! Ex. Tom McCandless collection.

Good strong embossing, very little wear, and in a very pretty, scarce color. This one has that sweet spot of being not too light, not too dark, and excellent 'see-through' clarity.

Tom McCandless of Hopewell, NJ, was one of the great pioneer collectors, or perhaps more accurately 2nd generation pioneer collectors. The early pioneers (Harry Hall White, Van Rensselaer, McKearin, etc.), blossomed in the 1920's - 1940's. However, when antique bottle collecting enjoyed an awakening, or resurgence, in the 1960's and 70's, Tom was one of the folks who rose to the top. A true gentleman, Tom was a fixture at shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England. He had a great eye and amassed an impressive collection. This is a fantastic piece from his collection and a testament to the quality of the collection that he and his wife Marion put together.
 
10 $ 4,250
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, 1848 - 1855. Medium-to-deep copper-apricot coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, pristine perfect! GI-37. An extremely rare and unusual color for a Washington-Taylor, with a bold impression, and virtually 'out of the mold' condition.

We hesitate to call it unique, but it is certainly an extremely rare color in Washington - Taylor flasks, and one that very few collectors will have, and certainly not in this condition.
 
21 $ 4,500
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, 1848 - 1855. Gorgeous, light peach-topaz along the sides, shading to a rich, deep, tangerine coloration, applied double collar - smooth base, Qt; near perfect; (a ¼" paper-thin open bubble on the shoulder, another at the side). GI-37. Outstanding color! Ex. Bud Lane collection.

In the renowned Bud Lane sale, (NCH Auction 100, Oct. 2012, Lot #17), this color was termed, "tangerine puce". We don't see a lot of puce, but the color is outstanding, particularly the shading of colors. No 'amber' in this one!
 
11 $ 4,250
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "GEN TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Bright yellowish olive, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a 3/16" chip on the edge of the lip; a couple of chips, 5/16" to 3/8" along the edge of the base, a shallow open bubble and small potstone with a couple of tiny 'legs' on the shoulder). GI-40a. Rare mold, beautiful color.

A beautiful and rare flask. No, it is not perfect, but a hard mold to find, and a very rare color for this mold. Looking carefully at the base, it appears to have a second, larger, blowpipe scar or pontil ring, which overlaps the edge of base and almost certainly caused the noted chips at the edge of the base.
 
6 $ 650
 WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1848 - 1855. Rich, medium-to-deep emerald green, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a little high point wear as is common on these early Washington quarts, otherwise virtually perfect). GI-51. A beautiful, rich bright color, attractive pebbly surface, overall very nice condition, plenty of eye-appeal and 'bang for your buck'.  
11 $ 750
  WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1848 - 1855. Clear, medium emerald coloration, large applied blob collar - smooth base, Qt, near mint; (some high point wear on the busts, as is typical for this mold, otherwise virtually perfect). GI-54. A very attractive example with some waviness and crudity to the glass. In addition, beautiful color and clarity. Also, a little harder to find with the heavy blob collar (most examples having the 'hat-top').  
4 $ 325
 WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1848 - 1855. Yellowish golden amber, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (some minor high point wear, primarily on the reverse, and a 3/8" pontil flake at edge of base, otherwise attic mint). GI-55. A great example, and a scarce flask in color.  
12 $ 850
 “LOCKPORT. GLASS. WORKS” / BUST OF WASHINGTON – BUST OF WASHINGTON Historical Flask, Lockport, NY, 1850 – 1860. Rich, medium-to-deep aquamarine, applied heavy ring collar – iron pontil scar, Qt; (a little minor exterior wear and a tiny 3/16” annealing line at the base of the neck that almost certainly occurred in manufacture, otherwise near mint). GI-60. A desirable, very scarce-to-rare flask, crude pebbly texture, overall excellent condition.  
4 $ 800
  "ZACHARY TAYLOR" / BUST OF TAYLOR / "ROUGH & READY" - "CORN FOR THE WORLD" / CORNSTALK Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, MD, 1848 - 1855. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; virtually pristine perfect; (an interior open bubble in the shoulder on the reverse mentioned for complete accuracy). GI-74. A very rare and desirable mold, crisp bold impression, outstanding condition!  
9 $ 600
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "COVENTRY / C-T" - STARS AND LIBERTY CAP / "S & S" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Yellowish olive amber with strong, rich, amber tones through the neck and near the base, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a very slight trace of faint wear; a tiny sliver of roughness and 3/16" flake at edge of base, otherwise attic mint). GI-85. Beautiful, bubbly, and with a good impression.  
11 $ 750
 "GENERAL LA FAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE - "REPUBLICAN GRATITUDE - KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA - E. PLURIBUS UNUM" / EAGLE / "T.W.D" Historical Flask, Kensington Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (just a faint, barely noticeable, bit of light wear, otherwise perfect). GI-90. A comparatively scarce flask, clean, bright and sparkling, and with a great impression.

A very attractive, historical flask that does not come around often. Also, one of the most detailed molds in the entire GI Portrait Grouping.
 
10 $ 600
  "JENNY LIND" / BUST OF JENNY LIND - "GLASS WORKS" / GLASS FACTORY / "S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, Isabella Glass Works, Brooklyn, NJ, 1850 - 1860. Beautiful, bright citron with a slight olive tone, applied sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (just a trace of spotty faint interior milkiness, and a small potstone on the base with a few minor 1/8" 'legs', otherwise very near mint). GI-99. A rare and beautiful color. In addition, the glass is filled with tiny bubbles. Provenance: Ex. Chris Hartz collection.  
12 $ 1,400
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