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Auction # 28 Closing Tuesday March 30th, 2021 at 11 PM Eastern Time
Catalog Lot 1

Auction Local Time: May 11, 2021 12:28:06 EDT
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"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. Rich, medium emerald, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a touch of minor wear, otherwise perfect). GI-14. Good rich color and a strong mold impression - which is not easy to find, a great example! Provenance: Ex. Jack Whistance collection.

The GI-14 mold, is aptly nicknamed the "Firecracker" flask. On July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years from the date of 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 historic event, General Washington, as well as the American eagle, and the glassmaker, Thomas W. Dyott.

We sold a nice example of a green 'Firecracker' flask in our Auction #16, June, 2016. This one is every bit as nice in terms of color, and with a stronger mold impression.

Winning Bid: $ 5,500 (11 Bids)


Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000

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