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Catalog for Auction # 24
Closing Tuesday November 19th, 2019 at 11 PM Eastern Ttime

Auction Local Time: Nov 17, 2019 12:45:15 EST


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 "GENERAL WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask, an early Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Rich, greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a trace of minor light wear, otherwise very near mint). GI-2. A great early beaded Washington flask having a crisp, very bold impression. A lot of bottle for the money!  
7 $ 210
  "G. G. WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "PITTSBURGH" / EAGLE / "F.L." Historical Flask, Frederick R. Lorenz & Co, 1825 - 1835. Greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (some fine high point wear as well as a pinhead flake on the top of the sheared mouth, otherwise perfect). GI-8. A great rarity! Considered the choicest and most desirable of the early Washingtons. Provenance: James Chebalo collection; Ex. Paul Richards, Warren C. Lane, Jr. collections.

An exceedingly rare flask, believed to be one of only 5 or 6 known, and quite likely among the finest, if not the finest, of the small handful out there. A bright, clean, example with an excellent impression. Included by McKearin in Group A, "Most Desirable Flasks", about 5 specimens.

Per Mark Vuono's article, "The Early Washington Group", AB&GC, February, 2013: "It is listed as extremely rare, and rightly so. I have only seen five or six specimens, some of which are not too well-blown, having somewhat weak impression in the upper portion of the flask. With great rarities, sometimes, you have to settle for a weaker mold impression and not be that particular. Just be happy you have the opportunity for its purchase. For those trying to complete a grouping of early Washingtons, this well be one of the most difficult to obtain."
 
3 $ 13,000
  "G. WASHINGTON." / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask, an early Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a slight bit of typical faint wear, barely noticeable, and a paper-thin 1/8" flake on top of the lip, otherwise perfect). GI-10. A bright, clean example of this scarce early beaded Washington flask.  
1 $ 350
  WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask,a Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Rich aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (a shallow pontil flake extends to the edge of the narrow base; it is almost certainly in-making and not considered damage, but mentioned for complete accuracy). GI-11. A rare mold nicknamed the "Washington vines" flask. A beauty of an example, bright, clean and sparkling. Provenance: Ex. James Becker collection.  
9 $ 800
  WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask, probably Bridgeton Glass Works, Bridgeton, NJ, or possible Baltimore Glass Works, 1836 - 1850. Colorless with an amethystine tint, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, perfect! GI-26. A comparatively scarce, big, beautiful, attractive flask, one that does not come around often. In addition, this example is in virtually 'out-of-the-mold' pristine condition.  
5 $ 550
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Rich olive amber, almost a tobacco coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (only a very faint trace of wear, otherwise pristine perfect). GI-31. A top example of this mold with crisp, very bold embossing, good color, outstanding condition. Both this, and the next lot are fantastic examples!  
5 $ 210
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Medium-to-deep olive coloration with a slight amber tone, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (just a very slight trace of faint wear, otherwise pristine). GI-31. A scarce color for this flask (most being shades of olive amber) and, in addition, having a bold, very strong impression. Another top example.  
2 $ 210
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Beautiful, medium-to-deep strawberry puce, applied square collar - smooth base, Qt, virtually "out-of-the-mold" pristine perfect; (only the slightest trace of wear including a shallow onionskin-thin open surface bubble). GI-37. Beautiful scarce color, great impression, outstanding condition!

In addition, this quart mold is rare having a square collared mouth. A great example.
 
2 $ 1,400
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Brilliant yellow green with an olive tone, almost an olive-yellow, applied square collar - smooth base, Pt, perfect. GI-38. A spectacular example in a beautiful and rare eye-appealing color. Ex. Jack Whistance, Bob Mebane collections.

The color on this is in that "sweet-spot" of not-too-light, not-too-dark. In addition, outstanding clarity, and with virtually no wear! A top example.
 
2 $ 2,750
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Deep yellowish olive, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (some minor wear, primarily on the reverse; a 3/16" chip on the inside edge of the lip, a tiny pinhead flake on outer edge, otherwise excellent). GI-38. A very rare color.

Only a couple of examples of this, or similar color, have been offered in the past 20 years! An example in a similar color from the famed Charles Gardner collection was offered in 2012.
 
5 $ 1,200
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Medium emerald, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (some exterior wear, a 1/8" open bubble as well a minor pinhead flake on the lip, and also at edge of base, otherwise excellent). GI-39. Excellent character with plenty of bubbles, impurities and frothiness to the glass.  
1 $ 200
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "A LITTLE MORE GRAPE CAPTAIN BRAGG" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Cobalt blue, sheared mouth - large blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (some scattered high point wear and light scratches, a little more so on the reverse, a pinhead flake at edge of base). GI-42. A desirable mold, good impression, great color!  
2 $ 1,600
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - (Reverse plain) Historical Flask, probably Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, NY, 1848 - 1855. Clear, light-to-medium blue green, applied collar with band - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (only the slightest trace of light wear, otherwise sparkling attic mint). GI-48. Crisp, bold embossing, very heavily whittled, attractive and desirable with the applied collar. A great example.

The GI-48 mold is so much more scarce than the 47. Only a handful of the GI-48's have been offered for sale since 2010, most notable in the McCandless Collection as well as an example we sold in Auction #20.
 
1 $ 300
  BUST OF WASHINGTON / "WASHINGTON" - BUST OF TAYLOR / "G. Z. TAYLOR" Historical Flask, America, 1850 - 1860. Medium-to-deep emerald coloration, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, pt; (some scattered exterior wear, and a couple of open bubbles, one on the shoulder with a ¼" opening in the cover glass and another paper-thin ¼" open bubble near the side). GI-50. Beautiful rich color.  
5 $ 425
  BUST OF TAYLOR / "ROUGH AND READY" - "MAJOR" / BUST OF RINGGOLD / "RINGGOLD." Historical Flask, possibly Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, MD, 1846 - 1850. Gorgeous, light pinkish-amethyst, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, perfect! GI-71. Bright, clean and sparkling, strong mold impression, beautiful color, a very attractive flask.  
1 $ 600
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