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Auction # 29

Auction Ended: Tuesday July 27th, 2021 at 11 PM Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: Aug 3, 2021 03:48:48 EDT
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Catalog Lots 1 to 15

Lot
Number
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; (a little faint iridescence or light haze in the shoulders, hardly noticeable, and a little minor high point wear, otherwise virtually perfect). GI-2. Scarce. The GI-2 represents an affordable opportunity to pick up one of the early, historic, 'beaded Washingtons'. A good example with a strong mold impression.  
14 $ 600
 Lot of (2), "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYOR Historical Flasks, 1848 - 1855. Both are aquamarine, applied square collar - smooth base, Qt. & Pt; (the Pt. has a 3/16" area of minor roughness on edge of lip, otherwise attic mint; Qt. has a little high point wear and some interior haze - mainly in the reverse, otherwise excellent). GI-37 & GI-38.  
9 $ 120
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Deep bluish green, almost a teal coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a touch of minor wear, and a couple of shallow open surface bubbles). GI-40c. A rare mold with only a handful of examples offered at auction in the past 20 years. Good impression, beautiful color!  
16 $ 1,800
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "I HAVE ENDEAVOUR.D TO DO MY DUTY" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, 1848 - 1855. Brilliant clear yellowish green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a couple of tiny open bubbles, otherwise pristine). GI-43. Beautiful color, outstanding character, the glass being filled with tiny bubbles, a bold, very strong impression, and almost no high point wear.  
13 $ 1,500
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "T.S". – “DE WITT CLINTON" / BUST OF CLINTON / "CONVENTRY / C-T" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Clear, light-to-medium yellowish olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt, very near mint; (only a slight trace of minor high point wear, and a touch of interior content residue, otherwise perfect). GI-80. Beautiful, pleasing light color and clarity, crude seedy, pebbly glass, excellent condition!  
9 $ 800
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "T.S". – “DE WITT CLINTON" / BUST OF CLINTON / "CONVENTRY / C-T" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Medium olive with an amber tone, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt; (some high point wear, primarily on the busts, and an open bubble in the neck with some trapped residue, a bit of dried content on the interior). GI-80. Excellent character, nice crude glass filled with tiny seed bubbles.  
11 $ 700
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "COVENTRY / C-T" - STARS AND LIBERTY CAP / "S & S" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Bright yellowish amber shading to a deeper amber with a slight golden tone through the neck and base, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt; (some high point wear; a shallow open bubble on the reverse, some chipping of the in-manufacture glass extrusion along one of the sides, and a shallow pontil flake at base edge). GI-85.

Beyond the chipping of the heavy glass extrusion at the mold seam, the condition issues are relatively minor and the flask displays beautifully with plenty of light yellowish tones through the shoulders.
 
10 $ 500
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "COVENTRY / C-T" - STARS AND LIBERTY CAP / "S & S" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Bright, light-to-medium yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, near mint; (some typical light high point wear, otherwise perfect). GI-86. A beautiful example, nice light color, a great impression, eye-appealing crude glass, and fantastic condition.  
13 $ 900
  EAGLE / "MY COUNTRY" - "FOR PIKES PEAK" / PROSPECTOR Historical Flask, probably a Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Aquamarine, applied collar with flat band - smooth base, Pt, attic mint; (a bit of faint interior content residue). GII-21. Comparatively scarce. From an estate in Bellefontaine, OH. Note; an old cork and wire corkscrew remain in the neck.  
22 $ 425
  EAGLE - "LIBERTY" / OAK TREE Historical Flask, possibility an early Pittsburgh glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Medium amber through the center shading to a light honey coloration along the sides, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ½ Pt, virtually perfect; (a tiny onionskin-thin open bubble on reverse, otherwise pristine). GII-60. An absolutely fantastic example having a crisp, bold, strongest possible impression, outstanding condition, almost no wear, and one that stands upright beautifully. A top example!

This example has perhaps the finest impression that we can recall seeing on a Charter Oak flask. If there were an award for strength of mold impression, this would be a top contender. It would be hard to improve on this example. In addition, almost no wear, good color, and outstanding condition.
 
21 $ 4,500
 Lot of (2), Westford Glass Co. Historical Flasks, Westford, CT, 1857 - 1873. "LIBERTY" / EAGLE - "WESTFORD / GLASS / Co / WESTFORD / CONN", very deep olive amber, applied double collar - smooth base, ½ Pt; (some scattered light wear). GII-65. 2nd Example: SHEAF OF GRAIN - "WESTFORD GLASS Co / WESTFORD / CONN", medium-to-deep olive amber, applied double collar - smooth base, Pt, near mint; (trace of minor wear; light interior shoulder haze). GXIII-35.  
17 $ 425
  EAGLE - "NEW LONDON" / ANCHOR / "GLASS WORKS" Historical Flask, 1860 - 1866. Gorgeous, bright yellow, almost a lemon yellow, with just a very slight hint of olive, applied round double collar - smooth base, Qt; (only the faintest bit of wear to include a tiny, tissue-paper-thin, open bubble at edge of base, otherwise absolutely pristine perfect). GII-66. A big, beautiful, rare flask, outstanding color, strong embossing, virtually no wear! Robert Irons collection.  
21 $ 14,000
  EAGLE - "NEW LONDON" / ANCHOR / "GLASS WORKS" Historical Flask, 1856 - 1860. Brilliant pink puce, sheared mouth - iron pontil scar, Qt; (the neck is broken, a clay-like substance has been molded to form the neck; the body and remainder of the flask are virtually pristine, only a trace of wear). GII-66. An unlisted, extremely rare, incredible color! One of the absolute prettiest flasks that we have seen in a very long time. Robert Irons collection; Ex. G. Rodman Bouck; Clarence Gardner collections.

As noted, the entire body is intact and perfect, no cracks or other issues, boldly embossed, and almost no wear. The neck could certainly be repaired and would present as virtually perfect. The color is absolutely stunning, almost a pinkish strawberry puce. True 'eye-candy' for any collector and a flask that would have a big presence in any window, or on any shelf.
 
26 $ 8,500
  EAGLE - "NEW LONDON" / ANCHOR / "GLASS WORKS" Historical Flask, 1860 - 1866. Aquamarine, applied sloping collar - smooth base, Qt; (a 1" area on the shoulder has been professionally repaired, possibly a deep bubble that has been filled in, but is otherwise virtually perfect). GII-66. Rare! Beautifully whittled, almost no wear, strong, very bold impression, and nice with the applied sloping collar! Provenance: Robert Irons collection.

As noted, we believe that the repair to the shoulder is most likely a deep bubble that was filled, and not a hole. There are no associated cracks emanating from the area (as would almost certainly be the case if there were a hole in the shoulder). The shoulder displays as if it were a bubble with some trapped sediment.
 
7 $ 275
  EAGLE - "NEW LONDON" / ANCHOR / "GLASS WORKS" Historical Flask, 1860 - 1866. Aquamarine, applied round double collar - smooth base, ½ Pt, near mint; (just a slight trace of very minor wear, and a small area of faint interior milkiness, otherwise perfect). GII-67. A very nice example, almost no wear, and the noted patch of interior haze is light and non-offensive. Provenance: Robert Irons collection.  
19 $ 350
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