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Catalog for Auction # 18
Closing Tuesday May 30th, 2017 at 11 PM EDT

Auction Local Time: May 27, 2017 18:59:50 EDT


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 "G. GEO. WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE / "F.L" Historical Flask, Frederick R. Lorenz & Company, Pittsburgh, PA, 1825 - 1835. Rich, deep aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a little fine light high point wear on the bust, as is often the case, otherwise virtually attic mint). GI-7. A rare and desirable mold, beautiful overall condition with a nice impression.  
3 $ 1,200
 "G. WASHINGTON." / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask, an early Pittsburgh glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, very near mint; (just the slightest touch of fine high point wear; a small 1/8" open bubble on the inside of the neck, and a trace of minor washable residue). GI-10. A scarce mold, excellent condition, very strong impression through the shoulders.  
1 $ 300
 "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Yellowish golden amber, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a little scattered high point wear; a shallow 1/8" flake on the medial rib and tiny pinhead flake on the sheared mouth, a little light washable residue, otherwise excellent). GI-31. A nice bright example in a pure amber coloration, and with a great impression!  
8 $ 220
 "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "JACKSON" / BUST OF JACKSON Historical Flask, probably Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1842. Bright, medium green, almost a forest green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (some moderate high point wear, primarily on the reverse, and a couple of light scratches on the obverse, otherwise excellent). GI-31. An outstanding and rare color for this mold in a pure green coloration with a forest tone.  
12 $ 475
  "JENNY LIND" / BUST OF JENNY LIND - "GLASS WORKS" / GLASS FACTORY / "S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, probably Isabella Glass Works, Brooklyn, NJ, 1850 - 1860. Beautiful, light blue green, applied sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, attic mint!. GI-99. Beautiful condition, attractive delicate color, a lot of bottle for the money.  
1 $ 150
  "JENNY LIND" / BUST OF JENNY LIND - "GLASS WORKS" / GLASS FACTORY / "S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, Isabella Glass Works, Brooklyn, NJ, 1850 - 1860. Brilliant citron with an olive tone, applied sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a few pinhead open bubbles; a tiny potstone in the base with a couple of 1/8" "legs", a trace of very faint interior haze). GI-99. A gorgeous, rare color, outstanding character, the glass is absolutely filled with seed bubbles! Ex. Chris Hartz collection.  
1 $ 1,000
  "JENY LIND" / BUST OF JENY LIND - GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, OH, 1857 - 1865. Medium to deep sapphire blue, applied round collar - red iron pontil scar, Qt; (a small potstone in the shoulder has a couple of tiny 1/16" 'legs', and a ¼ iridescent bruise near the edge of the base, otherwise excellent!) GI-104. A beautiful example, the bottle displays as near attic mint. Fantastic color, deeper than most, the noted condition issues are both fairly minor.  
2 $ 1,100
  "JENY LIND" / BUST OF JENY LIND - GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, OH, 1857 - 1860. Deep aquamarine, applied round collar - large heavy iron pontil scar, Qt, virtually attic mint! GI-105. Often referred to as the "smoke up" Jeny Lind. A rare and desirable mold with only one other example being offered at auction in more than 10 years. This particular example is "fresh to the market" and was found in a barn in western Pennsylvania near the Ohio boarder.  
17 $ 1,700
 BUST OF JENY LIND / LYRE - (Reverse same), Historical Flask, probably McCarty & Torreyson Glass Works, Wellsburg, West Virginia, 1850 - 1855. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (a tiny, pinprick bit of roughness at the edge of the sheared mouth). GI-108. A clean, bright, sparkling example. Scarce mold. Provenance: James Becker collection.  
14 $ 1,100
 "LOUIS KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - STEAM FRIGATE / "U.S. STEAM FRIGATE / MISSISSIPPI / S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, probably Milford Glass Works, Milford, NJ, 1852 - 1860. Dark olive green, applied sloping collar - "PH. DOFLEIN / MOULD MAKER / NTH 5! ST 84" (on base), large, heavy blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, attic mint! GI-112. An exceptional example, exceptionally rare color! Provenance: Ex. Fred Weck collection.

This dark olive-green Kossuth Calabash may be the same example referenced in the McKearin charts. It is the same example that was sold by Glass Works in 2004 as a part of the noted Fred Weck collection, and the only example that we can find in this color that has been offered at public auction in more than 40 years!

Note;We have included a copy of the daylight close-up image featured on page 1, in the printed auction catalog, so that folks can see the outstanding color and detail of this Calabash.
 
13 $ 11,000
  "KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - TREE Historical Calabash, America, 1852 - 1860. Bluish aquamarine, applied sloping collar with bevel - iron pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a couple of flakes, approximately 1/8", on the underside of the beveled collar; a touch of very minor wear including a pinprick bit of roughness on the edge of the lip). GI-113. A nice example and a little harder to find with the iron pontil scar.  
3 $ 80
 "KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - TREE Historical Calabash, America, 1852 - 1860. Light to medium apple-green, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (just a trace of typical, very light exterior wear, otherwise attic mint!) GI-113. McKearin does list a light green for this mold which was reported by flask collector Richard H. Wood. A scarce color, this one being a bit lighter in tone than Lot #13, but worlds apart from aquamarine!  
1 $ 180
  "KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - TREE Historical Calabash, America, 1852 - 1860. Medium green with a lime tone, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, very near mint; (1/4" flake at base edge, otherwise perfect). GI-113. A very scarce and attractive color for this mold, one that you are not likely to see again for a while!  
2 $ 325
  "KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - TREE Historical Calabash, America, 1852 - 1860. Brilliant yellow with an olive tone, applied sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, virtually attic mint; (just a slight trace of typical very minor wear and an open bubble on the interior of the neck, otherwise perfect). GI-113. Beautiful color that will stand out on a shelf. Provenance: Ex. Judge Blaske collection #256.  
6 $ 425
  BUST OF BYRON - BUST OF SCOTT Portrait Flask, probably an early Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, NH, 1842 - 1850. Yellowish golden amber, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, 1/2 Pt, virtually attic mint; (a touch of typical, faint minor wear, otherwise perfect). GI-114. Nice with an elongated neck and large blob of extra glass on the interior of the shoulder (with no associated issues). A somewhat unusual color for this mold, more often found with strong olive tones.  
4 $ 160
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