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Auction # 23

Auction Ended: Tuesday July 23rd, 2019 at 11 PM EDT

Auction Local Time: Aug 19, 2019 12:43:05 EDT
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DescriptionNumber
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Final Bid
 "GENERAL WASHINGTON." / BUST OF WASHINGTON - EAGLE Historical Flask, an early Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a touch of light high point wear; a paper-thin pontil flake that extends to the edge of the base, and a couple of minor patches of very faint interior milkiness, otherwise perfect). GI-2. Strong mold impression, excellent character.  
4 $ 170
  "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 burgundy or wine coloration, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (lightly cleaned to original luster with a little scattered minor wear remaining, otherwise excellent). GI-38. Beautiful and scarce color that does not come around often.

McKearin notes a wine color in this mold. It is certainly one of the scarcer and more desirable colors that you could find. In addition, this example has the applied tapered collar and pontil scarred base. Many of the GI-38's are sheared top, and a number of them smooth base, as well.
 
4 $ 1,800
 "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, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, attic mint. GI-47. Although not necessarily earlier, this example has the sheared lip. The majority of others have applied collars. Crisp, strong embossing, outstanding condition, heavily whittled!  
5 $ 275
 BUST OF WASHINGTON / "WASHINGTON" - BUST OF TAYLOR / "G. Z. TAYLOR" Historical Flask, America, 1850 - 1860. Rich, medium-to-deep emerald with a slight yellowish tone, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (only the faintest trace of wear and a tiny pinhead open bubble, otherwise pristine). GI-50. Beautiful rich color, excellent condition, almost no high point wear as is often an issue with this mold.  
16 $ 1,100
  BUST OF TAYLOR / "ROUGH AND READY" - "MAJOR" / BUST OF RINGGOLD / "RINGGOLD." Historical Flask, America, possibly Baltimore Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (just the slightest trace of faint wear, otherwise perfect). GI-72. Certainly a scarcer mold that the GI-71. Outstanding condition, crisp, bold embossing and a very strong impression.
Major Ringgold was known as the "Father of Modern Artillery", as is also believed to be the first U.S. officer to fall in the Mexican - American War, May 11, 1846.
 
12 $ 170
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "T.S". – “DE WITT CLINTON" / BUST OF CLINTON / "CONVENTRY / C-T" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Clear, light yellowish olive amber, almost an olive yellow, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, very near mint; (just a slight trace of faint wear, and a slightly weak impression in the shoulders, otherwise perfect). GI-80. Beautiful light color all the way to the base.  
8 $ 750
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "T.S". – “DE WITT CLINTON" / BUST OF CLINTON / "CONVENTRY / C-T" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Bright mossy green coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (just a trace of faint wear, otherwise pristine). GI-80. Rare color, outstanding character, condition. The glass is absolutely filled with seed bubbles. A top example and stand out in color, character, and condition.  
13 $ 7,000
 "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE - MASONIC ARCH Historical Flask, Mt. Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, NY, 1824 - 1830. Yellowish-olive amber in the upper half, shading to a dense olive amber towards the base, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (some high point wear as is typical of this mold, and some light washable interior residue, but no other form of damage). GI-88. Very rare! A great example, nice shading and character.

A very rare flask, considered by most flask experts to be more difficult to acquire than the GI-89, ½ Pt. In addition, when this flask is found, it often has some imperfections. A very nice example of this most difficult to acquire flask.
 
7 $ 4,500
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE - MASONIC ARCH Historical Flask, Mt. Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, NY, 1824 - 1830. Yellowish-olive with a very slight amber tone, sheared mouth blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, sparkling mint; (a bit of in-making, minor light roughness on the inside edge of the sheared lip noted for complete accuracy). GI-89. A very rare flask, and finest possible example, no HPW, bold impression, great color, clarity, and condition!  
11 $ 6,500
  "JENNY LIND" / BUST OF JENNY LIND - "GLASS WORKS" / GLASS FACTORY / "S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, Isabella Glass Works, Brooklyn, NJ, 1850 - 1860. Gorgeous, medium-to-deep emerald coloration, applied sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, virtually perfect; (only the slightest wisp of faint interior milkiness, possibly washable, otherwise pristine!) GI-99. A fantastic example, great color, outstanding condition. Provenance: Ex. Paul Richards collection.  
11 $ 1,600
  "JENY LIND" / BUST OF JENY LIND - GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, OH, 1857 - 1860. Medium yellow green, applied round collar - heavy red iron pontil scar, Qt, sparkling attic mint. GI-104. A very rare and beautiful color for this mold. Excellent clarity and eye-appeal, outstanding condition. An example that you are unlikely to see again for many years in this color and condition. Much more difficult to find that the sapphire examples.  
15 $ 2,750
  "JENY LIND" / BUST OF JENY LIND - GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, OH, 1857 - 1860. Rich aquamarine, applied round collar - heavy iron pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a little light exterior wear; some very faint interior residue or haze, otherwise perfect). GI-105. A rare and desirable mold from Ravenna colloquially referred to by collectors as the "Smoke-up" Jeny Lind. Ex. Darl Fifer collection.  
11 $ 950
  BUST OF JENY LIND / LYRE - (Reverse same), Historical Flask, probably McCarty & Torreyson Glass Works, Wellsburg, WV, 1850 - 1855. Deep greenish aquamarine, almost a light apple green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a little scattered minor wear and a faint interior content ring in the shoulders, otherwise excellent). GI-108. A scarce flask in a rare color! This mold is virtually always found in aquamarine. This particular example is without question in a strong greenish tone.  
11 $ 800
  BUST OF JENY LIND / LYRE - (Reverse same), Historical Flask, probably McCarty & Torreyson Glass Works, Wellsburg, WV, 1850 - 1855. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a shallow ¼" iridescent bruise on the inside edge of the sheared lip that likely occurred when the cork was pried out, and a touch of light exterior wear, otherwise very near mint). GI-109. A rare mold, this example is bright, clean and sparkling! Provenance: Ex. Roy and Barbara Brown collection.  
11 $ 800
  EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA Historical Flask, an early Pittsburgh or Monongahela district glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt; (just a very slight trace of faint wear, otherwise attic mint). GII-11. A scarce, desirable, early beaded flask in excellent condition. This example is devoid of the typical high point wear so often encountered on these little flasks.  
5 $ 275
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