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Auction # 34

Auction Ended: Monday - November 30th, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST

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5 1/2" h., Deep reddish golden amber, soda lime, bucket shaped body with rounded shoulders, pattern molded 24 vertical ribs, wide neck with pronounced spout, applied semi-ear shaped handled, pontil scar; attributed to Shepard & Company, Zanesville, Ohio, c. 1823, sparkling mint, found over forty years ago in Indiana . This is perhaps the finest vertically ribbed pattern Zanesville creamer known to exist. The glass has a shimmering jewel like quality not found anywhere other than Zanesville. In regard to perfect form and proportion, with radiant color and bold impression, you will not find a finer example! The condition is truly mint, actually pristine, obviously treasured and kept in a safe place since the 1820's. We are proud to offer this inspiring sculpture of Midwestern American glass at public auction.
25 $ 30,000
5 1/2" h., Greenish aquamarine or Gallatin green, window glass, free blown pitcher, bucket shaped body, wide mouth, applied hollow handle, pontil scarred base: attributed to the New Geneva Glass Works, Pennsylvanian, c. 1799, some light scratches with a minuscule pin head size spall, mentioned for accuracy, otherwise stunning overall original condition; extremely rare and important; ex. Carl Boehm, Pittsburgh, Pa.
13 $ 800
8 1/2" h., Yellow olive, soda lime, globular body with cylindrical neck, applied tooled collar, pontil scar; Zanesville, Ohio, c. 1824-30, mint condition; possibly the only known un-patterned Zanesville glob in this rare color, a great find!
21 $ 1,600
6 7/8" h., Amethyst, lead glass, straight sided slender body tapering outward from the base with puffy rounded shoulders, nine panels, wide neck with delicate folded over rim, open pontil; probably the Sandwich Glass works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, c. 1824, sparkling mint condition; extremely rare with only four of five recorded amethyst examples in this size, one reported in blue, ex. Abraham & May collection; see American Glass, George McKearin , plate 34 , no. 1, "by comparison , we may call miniature size" pg. 92, Henry Francis Du Pont collection, Winterthur Museum.
10 $ 3,250
5 1/8" h., Warm purple amethyst color, lead glass, narrow straight sided body with rounded shoulders, somewhat elongated neck with a graceful tooled rim to shape, the throat decorated with delicate applied horizontal threading, applied semi-ear shape handle ending with the signature "Bakewell" feathered terminal , open pontil; Bakewell , Page & Bakewell Factory, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvanian, c. 1815 , 1835, stunning mint condition; see Pittsburgh Glass, Lowell Innes, pg. 96, no.40, blue example pattern molded with 12 ribs; plate 5, pattern molded 12 ribs, amethyst; pg. 174, no., 151, full page showing sapphire blue pattern molded example with 12 ribs. Interestingly enough, there are more pattern molded examples found than there are un-patterned. The narrow body shape is rare by comparison with its elongated neck featuring a, seldom found, threaded neck. The amethyst color is also atypical for Bakewell and is reminiscent of the amethyst used at Mantua, Ohio. The creamer is alive with character, beautifully sculpted with great form and color, and the condition is perfect! This slipped through the cracks last year buried in high volume glass auction, so if you're interested in a one -of -a-kind Midwestern creamer, whether you are a collector, dealer, or dabbler, please don't miss this opportunity!, you're not likely to find another!
20 $ 2,000
4" H., Light greenish aqua, heavy bottle glass, type 1, striated with swirls of white milky colored glass, low squat body with wide flaring neck, double tooled rim, applied circular pad foot, applied indented strap handle, pontil scar; possibly the Keene New Hampshire Glass Works, c. 1820's, mint condition; see plate 51 in American Glass , no. 6, identical form, identical lily pads( but having only three, and pulled up higher), same strap handle with no crimp and single terminal , but executed in a different manner, similar foot, attributed to Waterford NJ in the book, but ironically the creamer is double tagged by McKearin as attributed to "Keene NH.", and Keene only! In comparison to South Jersey examples, this creamer is very different. Its heavy weight, color, pontil, and fully striated body are reminiscent of Masonic Flasks made at Keene. Ironically, over the past 15 years we have been researching the gadrooned candle sticks made at the Waterford Glass Works in NJ, and the single stick later made at the New London Connecticut Glass Works, all made by the same gaffer. George McKearin mentions in American Glass that the daughter of the glass blower, who made the stick with the 1862 penny, told him that her father also worked in New Hampshire briefly at the Stoddard Glass Works. McKearin makes no mention of where the gaffer came from before he showed up at New London and where he went after working at Stoddard. In handling a fair share of Lily pad creamers and pitchers over the years, we could say that this creamer, stylistically, could be attributed New Jersey, but we should add that the glass itself is different than what you will usually find in regard to Jersey metal; maybe a little treasure by coincidence!
6 $ 1,500
11" h., Clear lead glass, narrow ovoid shaped body, pronounced wide arched pour spout , applied handle, applied triple tooled graduated wafers with large hollow knop containing an 1841-O dime, minted in New Orleans, applied circular foot, polished pontil; Thomas Cains Phoenix Glass Works, South Boston, Massachusetts , c.1824-1870, mint condition; arguably one of the largest pitchers known from the Boston area with a coin; very rare.
1 $ 2,500
6 1/2" h., Yellow green, bottle glass, thick walled straight sided jar with rounded base, sloping shoulders with wide neck & crude irregular mouth, sheared rim, light pontil scar; attributed to the Wistarburgh Glass Works , Alloway, NJ, c. 1750-75, undamaged with light scratches over the body with some exterior age bloom; a rare variant of the colonial chestnut jar & cylinder, no easy task finding another!
12 $ 1,200
9" h., Aquamarine, window glass, footless semi-globular body, with shoulders tapering inward to a wide conical neck and mouth, applied "C" shape handle with tell- tale applied wafer; a small gather of glass, acting as a wafer, was applied to the shoulder, then the lower end of the handle was attached to that gather, blow pipe pontil; probably made at the old Philadelphia Glass Works, c. 1777-1800, beautiful mint condition. This pitcher was more than likely made by the same gaffer that made the light blue creamer with large cent presently in Corning museum. The blue creamer has a 1796 large penny in its hollow knop and was attributed to the Kensington Glass Works. Both pitcher and creamer have a history of ownership from Gloucester, NJ, a town situated on the Delaware River directly across from the city. Both examples have the distinct "C" shape handle, and both handles are attached to a crude glass wafer applied to the bodies, a treatment seldom seen on American Glass. In addition to the pitcher and creamer, we know of two cylindrical green mugs and a very large pitcher with identical signature handles and wafer attachments; the mugs were previously attributed to Stiegel's Glass. In short, our contention ties in with the historical record, suggesting that the Corning blue creamer and this pitcher were made prior to 1800 in Philadelphia at the Old Philadelphia Glass factor operated by either Phillip Stimel or Christopher Trippel and could be inked to the work of an ex- Stiegel gaffer. Someone like Felix Farrell, a young expert blower who left Stiegel in 1774 to work at the Philadelphia Glass Works claiming that Mr. Stiegel could no longer pay him; by 1777, Farrell had gone into business for himself advertising in the Philadelphia "Pennsylvanian Packet" while the city was being occupied by the British. a perfect glass sculpture from the early period giving credence to the term "Freeblown"!
6 $ 700
9 1/2" h., Golden olive yellow, bottle glass , wide cylinder shaped body with long conical shoulders, wide mouth with heavy rolled lip, pontil scar; attributed to Western Pennsylvanian or Ohio, c. 1800-1830 , mint condition: beautiful glass, whittled & striated with a touch amberand all the character that goes with it. A seldom found American jar probably blown in Pittsburgh or just across the river; rare!
15 $ 650
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