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'The Colors of Spring' Auction

Auction # 122

Auction Ended: Monday June 4th, 2018 at 10 PM EST

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1. “BRIDGETON NEW JERSEY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “BRIDGETON NEW JERSEY” / CLASSICAL BUST, (GI-25), Bridgeton Glass Works, Bridgeton New Jersey, ca. 1825 - 1835, light to medium green quart, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Perfect condition, full of tiny air bubbles, very rare color! A very attractive flask!

 
14 $ 3,000
 

2. “WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “JACKSON” / BUST OF JACKSON, (GI-31), Coventry Glass Works, Coventry Connecticut, ca. 1825 - 1835, yellowish ‘old’ amber pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Great example, crude pebbly glass, much better than normal impression.

 
4 $ 250
 

3. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHLADA / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-37), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, light topaz with a subtle pinkish striation quart, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Pristine perfect, extremely crisp impression, no trace of wear and having a number of tiny seed bubbles throughout. One of the very best in both overall condition and rarity of color that is accented by the pinkish color striation.

 
4 $ 3,000
 

4. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHLADA / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-37), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, medium cobalt blue quart, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled mouth.

Pristine perfect, very bold impression and almost no trace of wear.

 
9 $ 4,000
 

5. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “DYOTTVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A / GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-38), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, dark amethyst pint, open pontil, applied tapered collar mouth.

Perfect condition, but a few of the letters in ‘Glass Works’ are weak. Although dark, decent color can be seen in normal lightning.

 
1 $ 1,500
 

6. “THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / BUST OF WASHINGTON - “A LITTLE MORE GRAPE CAPTAIN BRAGG” / BUST OF TAYLOR, (GI-42), Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1848 - 1855, deep cobalt blue quart, rough open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A few light scratches and spots of high point wear. Deep vivid blue color, strong impression.

 
2 $ 5,500
 

7. BUST OF TAYLOR / “ROUGH AND READY” - “MAJOR” / BUST OF RINGGOLD / “RINGGOLD.”, (GI-72),probably Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1846 - 1850, light to medium pink amethyst pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

About perfect, (some very slight high point wear). Bold impression, rare and highly desirable color. Of the few we’ve seen in this coloration this one has the most density of color!

 
2 $ 2,500
 

8. “GENL. TAYLOR” / BUST OF TAYLOR - “FELLS POINT” / MONUMENT / “BALTO”, (GI-73), Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1825 - 1835, pink amethyst pint, open pontil has an in making chip, sheared and tooled lip.

Two tiny chips are off the top edge of the lip and some spotty high point wear, otherwise in overall excellent condition. Very bold impression and in a very pleasing to the eye and rarely offered color!

 
3 $ 8,000
 

9. “ZACHARY TAYLOR” / BUST OF TAYLOR / “ROUGH & READY” - “CORN FOR THE WORLD” / CORN STALK, (GI-75), Baltimore Glass Works, ca. 1835 - 1845, light to medium green pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A clean 3/16” by 1/8” possibly in making chip is off the outer edge of the lip. otherwise perfect. Great impression, scarce color and almost no trace of wear.

 
7 $ 2,750
 

10. “LAFAYETTE” / BUST OF LAFAYETTE / “COVENTRY / C-T” - LIBERTY CAP / “S & S”, (GI-85), Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, ca. 1825 - 1835, medium olive yellow pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A tiny chip is off a medial rib at the base and slight high point wear. This is the rare variant that has two circular rivet depressions on the Lafayette side. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
11 $ 950
 

11. “JENNY LIND” BUST OF JENNY LIND - “FISLERVILLE GLASS WORKS” / GLASS FACTORY, GI-107a), American, ca. 1855 - 1865, light to medium blue green calabash, open pontil, applied double collar mouth.

A potstone on the surface at the base has a 3/16” by 1/8” chip off its edge. Also a few minor scratches. Original Fislerville Jenny Lind’s are very rare in colors other than aqua!

 
2 $ 300
 

12. “WHEAT, PRICE & CO. WHEELING, VA.” / CLASSICAL BUST - “FAIR VIEW” / GLASS HOUSE / “WORKS”, (GI-115), Wheat & Price Fair View Glass Works, Wheeling, Virginia, ca. 1835 - 1845, bluish aqua pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A long internal string of glass has areas of olive coloration. Great impression! This is the ‘short haired’ variant that is listed as 24b in McKearin’s ‘Most Desirable Flasks’.

 
9 $ 8,000
 

13. “BUST OF COLUMBIA / “KENSINGTON” - EAGLE / “UNION”, (GI-117), Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830 - 1840, light smoky sapphire blue pint, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled lip.

Pristine perfect condition, crude pebbly glass and great impression. Extremely rare and probably unique in this unusual color. This flask was in the famous Paul Richard’s Collection, lot 88, which was auctioned in 1993.

 
18 $ 38,000
 

14. EAGLE - STARBURST, (GII-7), Pittsburgh District Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1830 - 1840, bluish aqua with a hint of teal pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A tiny sand grain at the center of the starburst has a tiny cooling radiation traveling across it. This rare and highly desirable flask is rated number 10B in McKearin’s ‘Most desirable flasks’ group B, and the tiny flaw is non-offensive to the eye! The GII-7, 8 and 9 trilogy are among the most sought after of all the eagle historical flasks!

 
2 $ 1,600
 

15. EAGLE - EAGLE, (GII-26), Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, ca. 1835 - 1845, medium grayish clam broth quart, pontil scarred base, sheared and tooled lip.

Perfect condition. Of all the colors that this flask occurs in none are as rare or more unusual than this one! Charlie Kota Collection.

 
2 $ 1,600
 

16. EAGLE - EAGLE, (GII-30), Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, ca. 1835 - 1845, light pink amethyst half-pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A tiny chip is off the outer edge of the lip. Also a faint 3/8” in length horizontal stress crack is located in the lower area of the ribbing. The mold is listed as very rare, but this very exotic color is not listed at all! We know of no other ribbed Louisville flask to exist in this color! Ex. Bill Pollard and Bud Lane Collections.

 
3 $ 5,000
 

17. “LIBERTY” EAGLE - “WILLINGTON / GLASS, CO / WEST, WILLINGTON / CONN”, (GII-62), Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, ca. 1855 - 1870, medium emerald green pint, smooth base, applied tapered collar mouth.

Pristine condition, having a bold impression and no trace of wear. Highly desirable pure green color with just the right amount of color density to look great in any lightning.

 
14 $ 1,200
 

18. “NEW LONDON” / ANCHOR / “GLASS WORKS” - EAGLE IN FLIGHT, (GII-68), New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, ca. 1855 - 1865, deep yellow with olive tone pint, smooth base, applied double collar mouth.

Perfect condition, strong impression, no wear and in a rare color. Excellent overall condition, an outstanding example!

 
6 $ 2,000
 

19. EAGLE / “GRANITE / GLASS CO.“ - EAGLE / “STODDARD / NH”, (GII-81), Granite Glass Works, Stoddard, New Hampshire, ca. 1850 - 1855, yellow ‘old’ amber pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip. An 85% label affixed on an eagle says, ‘Spts. Camphor / Prepared by / Thomas Hollis, 23 Union Street Boston’.

The flask is in perfect condition, but retains some light dried contents that no attempt has been made to remove do to the delicate nature of the label.

 
12 $ 350
 

20. EAGLE - EAGLE, (GII-95), Pittsburgh Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1860 - 1870, light to medium apple green half-pint, smooth base, applied mouth.

Perfect condition, scarce color. Identical to McKearin’s GII-109, but lacking the ‘Pittsburgh’ embossing.

 
6 $ 400
 

21. EAGLE WITH BANNER / AMERICAN FLAG / “CONTINENTIAL” - INDIAN SHOOTING AT A BIRD / “CUNNINGHAM'S & CO / PITTSBURGH. PA”, (GII-142), Cunningham & Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ca. 1860 - 1870, light to medium cobalt blue quart, smooth base, applied ring mouth.

Near perfect. Great example and in an extremely rare, possibly unique and unlisted color. If you are looking for the very best in this mold, here it is!

 
6 $ 10,000
 

22. CORNUCOPIA - URN, (GIII-4), Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, ca. 1825 - 1835, emerald green pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Nice example in near perfect condition. Pure green color that has considerably more density than most and has no trace of wear!

 
14 $ 500
 

23. CORNUCOPIA - URN, (GIII-17), Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, ca. 1835 - 1845, deep teal pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

A tiny chip is off the outer edge of the lip. Completely full of tiny air bubbles and in a different shade of color. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
2 $ 375
 

24. “ZANESVILLE” / EAGLE / “OHIO / J. SHEPARD & CO.” - MASONIC ARCH, (GIV-32), Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1825 - 1835, golden yellowish amber pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Some very slight high point wear, otherwise perfect. Charlie Kota Collection.

 
12 $ 800
 

25. “ZANESVILLE” / EAGLE / “OHIO / J. SHEPARD & CO.” - MASONIC ARCH, (GIV-32), Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1825 - 1835, bluish aqua pint, open pontil, sheared and tooled lip.

Some spotty high point wear as normally occurs on this high relief flask. Crude pebbly glass, strong impression.

 
7 $ 450
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