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Auction # 31

Auction Ended: Wednesday March 30th, 2022 at 10 PM Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: May 27, 2022 14:05:44 EDT

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Catalog Lots 1 to 15

Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
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Final Bid
 "GENERAL WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask, an early Pittsburgh glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (only the slightest trace of faint wear, otherwise mint). GI-3. Listed by McKearin as "Extremely rare", this is a great example, clean, almost no wear, and with plenty of tiny bubbles swirled through the glass. See Mark Vuono's informative article, The Early Washington Group, AB&GC, Feb. 2013.

If you like rare molds, early beaded flasks, or just great flasks in general, don't miss this opportunity, these don't come around often!
 
5 $ 1,700
 "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "BALTIMORE GLASS WORKS" / MONUMENT Historical Flask, 1829 - 1835. Medium 'clear green', sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a touch of light wear and a somewhat weak, or 'soft', mold impression as is common on this flask). GI-19. A scarce mold and a very pretty example. Good color, excellent clarity and condition.

McKearin lists 'clear green' for this mold, and that seems like an apt description of the color, although some may term it yellow green. Regardless, a very nice example that does not come around often. From early conversations with legendary flask collector, and expert, Mark Vuono, his advise to others on this flask was, "It's a great mold, but this is pretty much what you get" (i.e.- in terms of a 'soft' look or impression).
 
12 $ 2,000
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "BRIDGETON" (STAR) "NEW JERSEY" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Bridgeton Glass Works, 1845 - 1855. Rich yellowish amber with a very slight olive tone, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a little exterior wear, otherwise perfect). GI-24. A great color. A scarce flask in any color, but if found in shades of amber, it is typically a straight amber, deep amber, or chocolate. A beautiful color, very rare and attractive.

In addition to the unusual color, this one also has good strong embossing.
 
10 $ 5,500
  "ALBANY GLASS WORKS" / BUST OF WASHINGTON / "ALBANY / N Y" - SAILING SHIP Historical Flask, 1847 - 1850. Aquamarine, extended neck, applied round collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually pristine perfect! GI-28. A comparatively scarce flask. Strong, crisp embossing, outstanding condition. Provenance: Ex. Tom McCandless collection. A note by Tom accompanies the flask: "My first flask. July, 1966 I bought with $30.00 profits selling dug medicine bottles".

Tom's entire note reads: "GI-28 - pt. aqua Washington - / Albany GW - Ship. My first flask. July, 1966. I bought with $30.00 profits from selling dug medicine bottles. I bought it in a shop while vacationing in Vermont. Marion thought I was crazy. 'You don't know if that's a reproduction'. That was correct but it was a reliable shop and flask is not a repro."
 
20 $ 1,800
  "ALBANY GLASS WORKS" / BUST OF WASHINGTON / "ALBANY / N Y" - SAILING SHIP Historical Flask, 1847 - 1850. Blue green coloration, large, applied round double collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (a minor 1/8" open bubble on the medial rib near the base, otherwise perfect). GI-28. A comparatively scarce flask, very scarce-to-rare color, crude lip treatment, and almost no wear!  
8 $ 2,200
  WASHINGTON - "ALBANY GLASS WORKS / N Y" Historical Flask, 1847 - 1850. Aquamarine, crudely applied round collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, virtually attic mint; (slight trace of very light high point wear, otherwise perfect). GI-30. A comparatively scarce little flask, typically found with a sheared mouth. This example is unusual and rare with the applied collar. Provenance: Ex. Tom McCandless collection (Lot 203); Tom purchased the flask from "Mrs. Stumpf".  
10 $ 650
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Brilliant yellowish coloration with some rich olive amber tones, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (just the slightest trace of faint wear, otherwise pristine). GI-31. An exceptional example, gorgeous color with a lot of yellow, crisp, strong embossing, outstanding character. A top example!  
8 $ 500
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Medium-to-deep olive, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a touch of minor light wear including a shallow, pinhead open bubble, and a couple of minor 1/8" flakes at edge of base and medial rib, otherwise near mint). GI-31. A scarce color for this mold which is typically found in shades of olive amber.  
14 $ 275
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, New England, possibly Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, 1825 - 1842. Yellowish olive with an amber tone, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a trace of minor wear, and a little light interior residue in one side). GI-32. The impression is a bit weak, which is fairly common on the GI-31 to GI-33 Washington - Jackson molds. A comparatively scarce flask.  
11 $ 230
 "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1825 - 1840. Yellowish amber with an olive tone, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a faint trace of light wear and a slightly weak impression). GI-33. A comparatively scarce mold - much harder to find than the GI-31 counterpart from Keene. Note; a 5/8" piece of glass adhered to the medial rib during manufacture. Ex. Don Vink collection.  
9 $ 230
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Beautiful clear green with a teal tone, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (slight trace of faint milkiness below the neck, barely noticeable, and a ¼" pontil flake that extends to the edge of the base). GI-40c. A rare mold, beautiful color, excellent condition!  
5 $ 800
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "T.S." - "DE WITT CLINTON" / BUST OF CLINTON / "COVENTRY / C-T" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Clear, light, yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a slight trace of very minor high point wear, otherwise perfect). GI-80. A great example, fantastic condition, good mold impression, and in a very pretty color with plenty of beautiful yellowish tones.  
9 $ 1,300
  EAGLE / "ZANES / VILLE" - CORNUCOPIA Historical Flask, Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, OH, 1830 - 1840. Bright orangey-amber with some bright golden tones, shading to a deep orangey-red coloration in the lower half of the body, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt; (just a trace of faint wear and the lettered embossing in the oval is illegible which is notorious for this mold, otherwise near mint). GII-18. A rare flask, attractive color.  
13 $ 1,100
  EAGLE / "MY COUNTRY" - "FOR PIKES PEAK" / PROSPECTOR Historical Flask, probably a Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Bright, ice-blue aquamarine, crude applied collar with ring - smooth base, Pt, virtually perfect; (just a slight trace of wear). GII-21. Comparatively scarce. A particularly clean, bright, example with outstanding clarity, and an attractive ice-blue tone.  
12 $ 325
  EAGLE - FURLED FLAG / "FOR OUR COUNTRY." Historical Flask, Coffin & Hay Glass Manufactory, Hammonton, NJ, 1838 - 1847. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a little light interior cloudiness, fairly minor, otherwise perfect). GII-54. A nice example of this comparatively scarce, highly detailed and desirable mold.  
8 $ 230
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