| ||"GENERAL WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON E PLURIBUS UNUM" / EAGLE / "T.W.D. A DAMS & JEFFERSON / JULY 4 A.D. 1776 KENSINGTON GLASS / WORKS PHILADELPHIA" Historical Flask, 1826 - 1835. Rich emerald coloration, sheared mouth heavy blowpipe pontil scar with remnants of iron, Pt, virtually perfect; (trace of wear near base, and a slightly weak impression in the shoulder, as is common for this mold). GI-14. Strong color, fantastic condition, a great example.|
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 the two Presidents, this historic event, General Washington, as well as the American eagle, and the glassmaker, Thomas W. Dyott. Arguably, one of the most historical of all the figured flask molds!
| ||12|| $ 4,000|
| || "ALBANY GLASS WORKS" / BUST OF WASHINGTON / "ALBANY / N Y SAILING SHIP Historical Flask, 1847 - 1850. Bright, light golden amber, applied round collar with bevel large iron pontil scar, Pt, near perfect; (a tiny pinhead open bubble near the shoulder, and only just the slightest trace of faint wear, otherwise mint). GI-28. Comparatively scarce. A great example bright, clean, pretty color, nice texture to the glass, strong impression, and almost no wear!
|| ||13|| $ 2,500|
| ||"THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, 1848 - 1855. Yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (some moderate exterior high point wear including a few light scratches near the side mold seam; a couple of flakes, 1/8 or less, on the edge of the sheared lip, and some light interior content residue). An attractive and scarce color for this mold. GI-38.
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| || "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "A LITTLE MORE GRAPE CAPTAIN BRAGG" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Clear bluish green coloration, applied double collar blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, very near mint; (just a slight trace of minor wear, otherwise perfect). GI-42. Beautiful color, a little more of a greenish tone than most, fantastic clarity, a bright sparkling example with a strong, crisp impression.
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| || WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, PA, 1848 - 1855. Deep cornflower blue, almost a sapphire coloration, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a 1/8" flake on the back edge of the lip, and just a slight trace of very minor wear, otherwise perfect). GI-51. A very pretty flask, beautiful and scarce color, excellent character with crude pebbly glass. Provenance: Ex. Mike Roberts collection.
|| ||10|| $ 1,200|
| || WASHINGTON TAYLOR Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1848 1855. Yellowish grass green, almost a lime coloration, applied collar with flat band blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (some scattered, relatively minor wear, and a little streak of impurities, or tiny bits of slag, on the surface of the glass to the right of Washingtons head, and around the side, otherwise excellent). GI-52. A very pretty example, very rare color.
|| ||15|| $ 1,400|
| || ZACHARY TAYLOR / BUST OF TAYLOR / ROUGH & READY CORN FOR THE WORLD / CORNSTALK Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, 1848 1855. Bright coppery puce along the sides shading to a beautiful apricot puce through the shoulders and base, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a trace of light wear, and a ½ pontil chip from the base edge). GI-75. Rare, absolutely gorgeous color. Provenance: James Chebalo collection; Ex. William Pollard, Barry Hogan collections.|
A rare and historical mold, strong embossing, unlisted - outstanding color, and excellent pedigree! The flask was last offered more than 25 years ago (1996), in the famed Bill and Leah Pollard collection of Baltimore Flasks (where it reached a hammer price at that time of $16,000!)
| ||6|| $ 11,000|
| ||"GENL LA FAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE EAGLE Historical Flask, probably Knox & McKee, Wheeling, WV, 1824 - 1830. Light-to-medium blue green, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near perfect; (just a slight trace of minor light wear, otherwise sparkling mint). GI-93. A rare and historical flask blown to commemorate Lafayette's 1824 - 1825 visit to America. A great example, excellent impression, bright, clean and sparkling.
|| ||17|| $ 3,000|
| || BUST OF WEBSTER / BUST OF CLAY Historical Flask, probably Granite Glass Works, Stoddard, NH, 1852 - 1860. Bright yellowish amber with some warmer golden amber tones through the neck and shoulders, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt; (some moderate high point wear on the busts, otherwise virtually perfect). GI-114. A very pretty example, excellent character with crude, pebbly glass.
|| ||16|| $ 275|
| || BUST OF WEBSTER / BUST OF CLAY Historical Flask, probably Granite Glass Works, NH, 1852 - 1860. Bright medium olive, sheared mouth pontil scar, ½ Pt, near mint; (just a trace of light wear including a pinhead open bubble on the side). GI-114. Another beautiful example, scarce color for this mold. The busts on this flask, previously undocumented, have been conclusively shown to be that of Daniel Webster and Henry Clay, who both died within a few months of one another in 1852.
|| ||13|| $ 475|
| || BUST OF COLUMBIA - EAGLE / "B&W" Historical Flask, probably Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1825 - 1835. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (just the slightest trace of very faint wear, otherwise pristine perfect). GI-121. Comparatively scarce. A very desirable and historical flask, strong impression, absolutely fantastic condition!|
Note; there is a potstone with no associated radiations or issues, behind Lady Columbias eye, as can be seen in the image of the obverse.
| ||11|| $ 475|
| || EAGLE CORNUCOPIA Historical Flask, probably an early Pittsburgh district or Monongahela glasshouse, 1825 1835. Light aquamarine with an ice blue tone through the base, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, near mint; (a little light high point wear and a slightly weak impression in the shoulder). GII-14. A very rare mold, and only the third example to be offered at auction in more than 20 years! Provenance: Ex. Bob Mebane collection.
|| ||22|| $ 2,100|
| || EAGLE - EAGLE Historical Flask, probably Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville, KY, 1850 - 1855. Rich, bright aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, attic mint. GII-24. A great example having a crisp impression, brilliant glass, almost no wear, fantastic condition, and plenty of eye-appeal. Provenance: Bruce Purdy collection, Ex. Rodger Sweetland collection.
|| ||14|| $ 475|
| ||EAGLE / T.W.D CORNUCOPIA E PLURIBUS UNUM / ONE OF MANY. KENSINGTON GLASS / WORKS PHILADELPHIA Historical Flask, 1825 1838. Light aquamarine, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt; (some light interior haze, and just the slightest trace of faint wear on the reverse, otherwise perfect). GII-43. A scarce mold, and very scarce having an unusually strong, very crisp mold impression! Provenance: Bruce Purdy collection.|
Note; the impression on this mold, as well as the embossing near the shoulder, is often weak. The embossing and impression on this example are about as strong as you could hope to find. In addition, almost no wear on this example. The light interior haze is not terribly distracting, but could easily be cleaned with just a few days in the tumbler, if desired.
| ||18|| $ 400|
| || 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; (just the slightest trace of very minor wear; a slender, paper-thin open bubble on the shoulder, and a large bubble on the reverse, in the interior near the base, is open, otherwise perfect). GII-54. A bright, clean, sparkling example, strong impression. Provenance: Bruce Purdy collection.
|| ||22|| $ 375|