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Auction # 20

Auction Ended: Tuesday May 15th, 2018 at 11 PM EDT

Auction Local Time: June 23, 2018 17:09:34 EDT
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Catalog Lots 1 to 15

Lot
Number
DescriptionNumber
of Bids
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; (a ¼" area of very minor, light roughness on the edge of the sheared mouth, otherwise virtually attic mint). GI-2. A great example of this early beaded Washington flask with crisp, bold embossing and a much better than average impression.  
6 $ 350
  "WASHINGTON" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - "BRIDGETON" (STAR) "NEW JERSEY" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, Bridgeton Glass Works, 1845 - 1855. Dense tobacco amber, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a couple of light scratches and some minor exterior wear, otherwise near mint). GI-24. A very scarce-to-rare color. Not an easy flask to find in any color, this example is certainly one of the deepest in tone that we have seen.  
6 $ 2,500
 "ALBANY GLASS WORKS" / BUST OF WASHINGTON / "ALBANY / N Y" - SAILING SHIP Historical Flask, 1847 - 1850. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a trace of light high point wear and a bit of minor lip roughness including a pinhead flake and a shallow iridescent flake on the inside edge that occurred when the cork was pried out). GI-28. Comparatively scarce. A bright, clean, example having nice character with some whittling and waviness to the glass.  
13 $ 350
 BUST OF WASHINGTON - TREE Historical Calabash, America, 1850 - 1860. Cobalt, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a potstone in the medial rib with a couple of hairline cracks, 1 ½", or less; some light interior milkiness in lower third of flask). GI-35. An eye-appealing and impressive Calabash, very rare color. Note; the crack has been professionally stabilized with a museum-grade, 3-part adhesive. Provenance: Ex. Crawford Wetlauffer, Judge Blaske collections.

We sold this example back in 2015 to a long-time collector of Calabash flasks. He is now offering a portion of his collection at auction including this rare example. We also sold a perfect example of this mold in cobalt, in 2014. It brought a record price of $27,000.00 (not including premium). If you don't want to pay $27,000.00 for one, don't miss this opportunity to pick up this beautiful Ex. Blaske example for a fraction of the price. It may not come around again!
 
6 $ 2,100
  "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. Clear, medium emerald coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (lightly cleaned to original luster with a 3/16" open surface bubble at base edge, slightly weak impression in the shoulders, otherwise excellent). GI-38. Beautiful and scarce color for this mold.  
10 $ 750
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - (Reverse plain), Historical Flask, probably Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, NY, 1848 - 1855. Light-to-medium blue green, applied round collar - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, virtually attic mint! GI-47. Pleasing color, crisp, strong embossing, a clean, sparkling example.  
10 $ 425
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - (Reverse plain), Historical Flask, probably Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, NY, 1848 - 1855. Medium blue green, applied round collar with lower bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (just a trace of typical, very minor exterior wear, and a 1 ¼" shallow in-making pontil flake that extends to the edge of the base, otherwise perfect). GI-47. A good example, nice color.  
4 $ 230
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - (Reverse plain), Historical Flask, probably Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, NY, 1848 - 1855. Brilliant yellowish lime green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt, virtually attic mint; (just a faint trace of very minor wear on the reverse, otherwise pristine perfect). GI-47. A gorgeous, unlisted, and likely unique color for this mold, heavily whittled, strong, crisp impression. A 'finest possible example'.

Between the striking color, and the heavily whittled glass, it is a challenge to properly convey how gorgeous this flask really is. It is a rare color for any flask!
 
15 $ 6,000
 "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON - (Reverse plain), Historical Flask, probably Lockport Glass Works, NY, 1848 - 1855. Bright, medium teal blue coloration, sheared and tooled lip - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, very near mint; (3/16" open surface bubble and only a trace of minor wear). GI-48. Gorgeous rare color, strong mold impression, excellent condition. We have not seen another similar color in this mold, or as nice, since the McCandless example that sold in Feb. 2012. Ex. Mike Roberts collection.  
13 $ 2,100
  WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, 1850 - 1860. GI-54. Medium emerald coloration, large applied blob collar - smooth base, Qt, near mint; (a little minor high point wear and some faint scratches, primarily on the reverse, otherwise excellent). GI-54. Good depth of color and a particularly nice example having excellent character with plenty of unevenness and crudity to the glass.  
10 $ 800
  "LAFAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / "T.S". - "DE WITT CLINTON" / BUST OF CLINTON / "CONVENTRY / C-T" Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Light yellowish olive amber in the shoulders shading to a slightly deeper olive amber near the base, sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt; (a little high point wear and a small potstone on the surface of one of the corrugated edges with some flaking around it; a couple of 1/16" minor flat flakes on the sheared lip). GI-80.  
12 $ 600
 "JENNY LIND" / BUST OF JENNY LIND - "GLASS WORKS" / GLASS FACTORY / "S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, Isabella Glass Works, Brooklyn, NJ, 1850 - 1860. Bright citron with a slight olive tone, applied sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (just a trace of spotty light interior milkiness, and a potstone on the interior of the base with a few minor 1/8" legs, otherwise near mint). GI-99. Rare color, exceptional character and eye-appeal, the glass is filled with tiny seed bubbles.  
7 $ 1,500
 "JENY LIND" / BUST OF JENY LIND - GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, OH, 1857 - 1865. Medium grass green with a yellowish tone, applied round collar, red iron pontil scar, Qt; (a fine hairline spider crack with a few ¼" to ½" legs on one of the side ribs; a trace of minor high point wear, a bit of residue, otherwise excellent). GI-104. A beautiful and very rare color for this Calabash, much more difficult to find that the cornflower and sapphire toned examples.  
10 $ 700
  "LOUIS KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - STEAM FRIGATE / "U.S. STEAM FRIGATE / MISSISSIPPI / S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, probably Millford Glass Works, Millford, NJ, 1852 - 1860. Medium-to-deep blue green, applied sloping collar - "PH. DOFLEIN / MOULD MAKER / NTH 5! ST 84" (on base), large iron pontil scar, Qt, very near mint; (a shallow, 3/16" flake on the shoulder, otherwise perfect). GI-112. Great color, tremendous character, the glass is absolutely filled with bubbles!

The color is rich and deep and not washed out. In addition, as noted, this one is over-the-top with bubbles and character. Fantastic eye appeal!
 
5 $ 1,500
  "LOUIS KOSSUTH" / BUST OF KOSSUTH - STEAM FRIGATE / "U.S. STEAM FRIGATE / MISSISSIPPI / S. HUFFSEY" Historical Calabash, probably Millford Glass Works, Millford, NJ, 1852 - 1860. Deep yellowish green with an olive tone, applied sloping collar - "PH. DOFLEIN / MOULD MAKER / NTH 5! ST 84" (on base), blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a 4" crack on the reverse). GI-112. Extremely rare and beautiful color, it's twin, without damage, sold in June, 2017, for $21,000.00!  
4 $ 650
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