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The 'Winter Blues' Auction

Auction # 119

Auction Ended: Monday February 26th, 2018 at 10 PM EST

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ALL CALLBACKS ARE NOW COMPLETED! Invoices to the winning bidders will be sent out in the form of an email later today. A paper copy will be mailed on Thursday. Thank you for your participation. Our next auction will be our ‘Spring’ Potpourri Auction, closing date March 26th. The auction will be on-line for viewing March 16th, bidding starts March 19th. Over 250 lots are in this auction.


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1. Fancy Cologne Bottle, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, ca. 1840 - 1860, canary yellow with beautiful red and white pulled loop marbrie decoration, concave shape, 6 1/2”h, pontil scarred base, flared out and inward rolled lip.

Pristine perfect condition. The Sandwich Glass Works used this concave form in many of its commercial colognes and decanters. Obviously this was not a commercial item, but more likely a one-off presentation piece. An important piece of American glass!

 
31 $ 4,000
 

2. Pattern Molded Cologne Flask, ‘Daisy-in-Hexagon over Flutes’ Pattern, (McK/Wil, color plate II, #5), Stiegel’s American Glass Manufactory, Manheim, Pennsylvania, ca. 1780 - 1785, light to medium pink amethyst, 4 3/4”h, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled lip.

Perfect condition, but some weakness exists to the lower one-third of the pattern. This is an extremely rare pattern that should not be confused with the more available Diamond Daisy over Flutes pattern flask!

 
19 $ 6,000
 

3. Pitkin Flask, Midwestern, ca. 1820 - 1835, aqua, 30-broken rib pattern, twisted to the left, 5”h, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip, blown in the German half-post method.

Perfect condition, bold ‘popcorn’ pattern. In past sales we have sold a number of Midwestern Pitkin flasks in various colors and sizes. Of those we’ve sold, this we believe to be one of the smallest!

 
12 $ 850
 

4. Pitkin Flask, Midwestern, ca. 1820 - 1835, blush aqua, 32-broken rib pattern swirled to the left, 7”h, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip, blown in the German half-post method.

Perfect condition, plenty of trapped air bubbles and a great double impression so bold that it creates that ‘popcorn’ look!

 
6 $ 400
 

5. Pattern Molded Chestnut Flask, Midwestern, ca. 1820 - 1835, golden yellow amber color, 10-diamond pattern, 5 3/8”h, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled lip.

Wonderful example and having a very bold highly visible pattern that travels all the way to the base! One of the nicer ones!

 
6 $ 1,600
 

6. “GENERAL WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE, (GI-3), Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830 - 1840, bluish aqua pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

This scarce mold is in perfect condition. It has a super impression and no wear. One of the very best!

 
10 $ 3,750
 

7. “G.G. WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE, (GI-9), Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830 - 1840, bluish aqua pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Some spotty high point wear and haze, mostly on the eagle side. Excellent impression, some air bubbles and rarely offered for sale!

 
11 $ 2,500
 

8. EMBOSSED VINES / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE, (GI-11), Pittsburgh District Glass Works, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, ca. 1830 - 1840, bluish aqua pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

About perfect (a few light scratches). This rare flask is listed as number 18 in McKearin’s ‘Most Desirable American Flasks, Group B’. This is an exceptional example of the often referred to ‘vines’ Washington flask, very bright clean glass and with an extremely bold impression, (probably the best we’ve ever seen)!

 
12 $ 1,300
 

9. “GENERAL WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASHINGTON / “ADAMS AND JEFFERSON - JULY 4. A.D. 1776” - “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” / EAGLE / “T.W.D.” - “KENSINGTON GLASS - WORKS PHILADELPHIA”, (GI-14), Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1825 - 1835, medium green pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip and in a deeper than normal color.

Essentially this flask is the way it came out of the mold with a very good impression and no trace of wear. The problem is when it was removed from the mold several pieces of glass from the neck remained in the mold creating several visible ‘gouges’. The so-called ‘Firecracker Flask’ was made to commemorate the passing of both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4, 1826, 50-years after both signed the Declaration of Independence.

 
3 $ 3,000
 

10. “WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “BRIDGETON (five pointed star) NEW JERSEY” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-24), Bridgeton Glass Works, Bridgeton, New Jersey, ca. 1825 - 1835, light blue green pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A potstone located at the edge of the letter “E” in “Jersey” has an in making 1/4” ‘cooling’ fissure traveling across it. Normally seen in aqua and must be considered scarce to rare in this coloration. Great impression and when viewed from the Washington side the flaw cannot be seen.

 
10 $ 325
 

11. “WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “JACKSON” / BUST OF JACKSON, (GI-31), Keene Glass Works, Keene, New Hampshire, ca. 1825 - 1835, yellowish ‘old’ amber pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Some high point wear exists, but no form of damage. Crude pebbly glass and with one of the boldest impressions that we’ve seen for this particular mold. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
2 $ 275
 

12. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-37), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, medium cobalt blue quart, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Some slight wear is on Washington’s cheek. Nice example, desirable color. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
7 $ 3,750
 

13. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-38), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, medium to deep olive amber pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A flat 3/16” by 1/4” chip is off the side of the lip, otherwise perfect. Bold impression, rare color. An unusual fold on the Taylor side adds to the overall character of the glass. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
2 $ 1,300
 

14. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-39), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, deep teal green quart, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Pristine condition, great impression, lots of seed bubbles and rarely seen deep teal green color! Here’s one that would standout in any color run of Washington / Taylor flasks!

 
2 $ 2,100
 

15. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “I HAVE ENDEAVORED TO DO MY DUTY” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-43), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, medium smoky gray with amethyst tone quart, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled lip.

About perfect. Exceptionally bold impression, and plenty of seed bubbles. Extremely rare unlisted coloration that is identical to several flasks that have blue striations! Charlie Kota Collection.

 
15 $ 7,000
 

16. BUST OF WASHINGTON / “WASHINGTON” - BUST OF TAYLOR / “G.Z. TAYLOR”, (GI-50), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, light smoky cobalt blue pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Perfect condition and with almost no trace of wear. Although fairly light it is a very unusual and unlisted color for this mold. A subtle olive striation of color travels from the top of the lip and two-thirds of the way down the Taylor side of the flask.

 
48 $ 6,500
 

17. BUST OF WASHINGTON - BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-54), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, emerald green quart, smooth base, applied ‘top hat’ double collar mouth.

A tiny non-offensive flake is off the edge of the base. Good impression, pure vivid green color. This particular mold is known for its wide array of striking colors with this being one of them. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
1 $ 1,200
 

18. “LOCKPORT. GLASS. WORKS” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - BUST OF WASHINGTON, (GI-60), Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, New York, ca. 1850 - 1855, deep ice blue quart, pontil scarred base, applied double collar mouth.

About perfect. Nice example with a great impression, rated as scarce, but more likely rare!

 
12 $ 4,000
 

19. “LA FAYETTE” / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / “T.S.” - “DE WITT CLINTON” / BUST OF CLINTON / “COVENTRY / C-T”, (GI-80), Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, ca. 1825 - 1835, light to medium olive yellow pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Some minor high point wear as is expected on this high relief mold. Numerous tiny bubbles and sand grains that swirl throughout the upper one-third of the flask. Nice lighter color, great impression!

 
11 $ 1,100
 

20. “GENL LA FAYETTE” / BUST OF LAFAYETTE - EAGLE, (GI-93), probably Knox & McKee Glass Works, Wheeling, Virginia, ca. 1825 - 1830, light to medium emerald green pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Perfect condition, great impression and almost no trace of wear. Ex. Gary Johnson Collection. In 1824, President James Monroe invited the Marquis de Lafayette, (the French General who fought alongside George Washington in the American Revolution) to the United States to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Independence. He arrived in New York City, July 13, 1824 and did an extensive tour visiting all the American states. On May 11, 1825 he arrived in Louisville, Kentucky to begin a trip up the Ohio River visiting many river cities along the way. On May 24th, Lafayette made his final stop on the Ohio River at Wheeling, Virginia. This flask commemorates that visit and was probably blown sometime prior to his arrival to help promote the event.

 
18 $ 8,500
 

21. “LAFAYETTE” / BUST OF LAFAYETTE - MASONIC ARCH, (GI-89), Mt. Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, ca. 1825 - 1830, medium olive green half-pint, open pontil, sheared and slightly inward rolled lip.

As occasionally occurs on early flasks, an excess of glass that has extruded through a mold seam and has been chipped away. Some high point wear exists mostly on the Lafayette side. This is a very rare Lafayette flask, and the mentioned flaws are not serious.

 
4 $ 1,600
 

22. CLASSICAL BUST Flask, (GI-114), New England, ca. 1825 - 1835, yellowish ‘old’ amber half-pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Perfect condition, plenty of bubbles and almost no trace of wear. It’s a classic!

 
9 $ 275
 

23. BUST OF COLUMBIA / “KENSINGTON” - EAGLE / “UNION CO.”, (GI-117), Kensington Glass Works, ca. 1830 - 1840, aqua pint, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled lip.

Some light spotty interior stain. Also two internal neck bubbles have some content discoloration.

 
8 $ 475
 

24. EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA, (GII-13), Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830 - 1840, bluish aqua half-pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

This rare flask has some moderate high point wear, but no form of damage.

 
9 $ 650
 

25. EAGLE / “ZANES / VILLE” - CORNUCOPIA, (GII-18), Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1825 - 1835, amber half-pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

The flask is in perfect condition, but like most flasks blown in this mold the Zanesville impression is very weak. This rare flask is very crude having a number of glass swirls and swirls of tightly knit bubbles and impurities throughout.

 
3 $ 800
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