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Auction # 37

Auction Ended: Wednesday March 27th, 2024 at 10 PM Eastern Time

Auction Local Time: May 19, 2024 04:21:54 EDT

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Catalog Lots 1 to 15

of Bids
Final Bid
  “Washington” / Bust of Washington – “Baltimore Glass Works” / Monument Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, MD, 1830 – 1845. Pale aquamarine, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, perfect. GI-19. Scarce. A clean, bright, sparkling, virtually pristine example with very bold embossing. This mold typically has a weak impression. The impression on this example is about as strong, and as nice, as you could hope to find! Fred Swiechowicz collection.  
20 $ 400
  "THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY" / BUST OF WASHINGTON – “GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS" / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Medium-to-deep blue green, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (some moderate high point wear on the busts; a couple of small pinhead flakes at edge of base, and a few patches of light interior content residue, likely washable). GI-39. A heavy example, very strong color.  
22 $ 1,100
  "GENERAL LA FAYETTE" / BUST OF LAFAYETTE – "REPUBLICAN GRATITUDE – KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA – E. PLURIBUS UNUM" / EAGLE / "T.W.D" Historical Flask, Kensington Glass Works, 1824 - 1830. Aquamarine, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a little high point wear on Lafayette’s cheek, and a bit of light haziness in the shoulder area, otherwise excellent). GI-90. Comparatively scarce.  
18 $ 500
  "JENY LIND" / BUST OF JENY LIND – GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, OH, 1857 – 1862. Clear, medium cobalt blue, applied blob collar – heavy iron pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (just a touch of light wear and some very faint interior haze, or residue, that may wash out, otherwise perfect). GI-104. A beautiful example, rare and desirable color, excellent condition.

Background note; this bottle, and several others in this sale, were collected by a Doctor in New Canaan, CT in the 1970’s. They were part of a display at the New Canaan Historical Society in 1975.
20 $ 5,500
  Lot of (2), Louisville EAGLE – EAGLE Historical Flasks, probably Louisville Glass Works, KY, 1850 - 1860. 1st Ex.: Light aquamarine, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Pt. 2nd Ex.: Rich aquamarine, crudely applied collar with flat band – smooth base, Qt; (1st Ex. has a pontil chip, ¼” wide, 1/16” deep at edge of base, otherwise perfect; 2nd Ex. has a little exterior wear, and some light interior haziness, but no other form of damage). GII-24 & GII-26 respectively. Bruce Purdy collection.  
10 $ 425
  EAGLE / “T.W.D” – CORNUCOPIA – “E PLURIBUS UNUM / ONE OF MANY. – KENSINGTON GLASS / WORKS PHILADELPHIA” Historical Flask, 1825 – 1838. Very pale aquamarine, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, near mint; (a bit of minor high point wear, primarily on the reverse, and a slightly weak impression in the shoulder area, as is often the case with this mold, otherwise virtually attic mint). GII-43. A scarce, early little Kensington flask.  
16 $ 375
  “LIBERTY” / EAGLE – “WILLINGTON / GLASS, Co / WEST WILLINGTON / CONN” Historical Flask, 1855 – 1872. Beautiful medium olive with a slight yellowish tone below the shoulders, shading to a deep olive near the base, applied sloping collar – smooth base, Qt, attic mint. GII-61. A fantastic example! Strong mold impression, bright, clean, sparkling, virtually no wear and ‘out-of-the-mold’ pristine condition. This one is about as nice as you could hope to find.  
13 $ 750
  “LIBERTY” / EAGLE – “WILLINGTON / GLASS, Co / WEST WILLINGTON / CONN” Historical Flask, 1850 - 1860. Medium olive shading to a rich, deep olive near the base, sheared mouth – deep blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a bit of typical minor high point wear, and a slightly weak impression which is common for this mold). GII-64. A nice crude, bubbly example. The deep jagged pontil protrudes from the base a good 1/8” creating a little lean to the flask. Fred Swiechowicz collection.

A classic, early Willington flask in a common mold, but certainly very scarce-to-rare with the pontil scarred base.
25 $ 1,300
  EAGLE – CORNUCOPIA Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1830 – 1842. Yellowish amber with an olive tone, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (only the slightest touch of very light wear, and a faint ring of light interior residue or haze, some of which may wash out, approx. 1 ½” above the base, otherwise perfect). GII-73. A good clean example of this classic, early, Keene, NH flask, nice color.  
7 $ 160
  Lot of (2), Stoddard Double Eagle Flasks, both Granite Glass Works, Stoddard, NH, 1846 – 1862. 1st Ex.: EAGLE / “GRANITE. / GLASS. CO” – EAGLE / “STODDARD / N H”, medium-to-deep olive with an amber tone. 2nd Ex.: EAGLE – EAGLE / “STODDARD / N H”, yellowish ‘old amber’ with some golden tones. Both with sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scarred bases, Pt; (both virtually perfect with just minor light wear). GII-81 & GII-82 respectively. Bruce Purdy collection.

A beautiful pair of early Stoddard flasks, the colors complement one another nicely!
18 $ 500
  Lot of (2), EAGLE / “PITTSBURGH / PA” – EAGLE Historical Flasks, a Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. 1st Ex.: Rich, yellowish olive amber, almost an olive yellow. 2nd Ex.: Medium-to-deep bright olive, a nice pure green coloration. Both applied mouths with flat band – smooth base, Pt; (both with a bit of relatively minor high point wear, otherwise near mint; the olive example has some in-manufacture glass extrusion at the mold seam). Both GII-105. Bruce Purdy collection.

A very attractive pair of Double Eagle Flasks. Note; the olive example has a small fold of glass in the oval on the obverse; the yellowish olive amber example is filled with tiny bubbles.
13 $ 500
  CORNUCOPIA – URN Pictorial Flask, probably Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, CT, 1835 – 1849. Clear, medium emerald coloration, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually perfect; (just the slightest trace of very faint wear). GIII-5. A very scarce mold variant in an unlisted color. The GIII-5 with the telltale circular depression in the Urn is only listed in olive amber and olive green. No auction records exist for this color in a GIII-5. A very rare Coventry flask. Fred Swiechowicz collection.  
29 $ 1,700
  Lot of (2), CORNUCOPIA – URN Pictorial Flasks, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, or possibly Coventry Glass Works, CT, 1835 – 1849. Both are shades of olive green, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scarred bases, ½ Pt; (one example has just a little relatively light wear, the second example has some moderate high point wear, but otherwise excellent). Both GIII-7. A nice little pair of early Cornucopia – Urn flasks.  
7 $ 160
  Lot of (2), CORNUCOPIA – URN Pictorial Flasks, New England, 1835 – 1850. Bright yellowish amber, and medium olive amber, both are sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scarred bases, ½ Pt; (both near mint with just some light exterior high point wear). GIII-8 & GIII-12 respectively. The GIII-12 is a comparatively scarce mold; the GIII-8 with the large pearl to the left of the cornucopia is also somewhat scarce, and in a very pretty, scarce color. Bruce Purdy collection.  
14 $ 375
  MASONIC ARCH - FRIGATE / “FRANKLIN.” – “FREE TRADE AND SAILORS RIGHTS” – “ KENSINGTON GLASS WORKS PHILADELPHIA” Historical Flask, probably 1825 - 1838. Light aquamarine, sheared mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a little light high point wear, and some very faint haziness, not terribly distracting, but mentioned for completeness, otherwise perfect). GIV-34. A very historical, early glasshouse embossed flask, strong impression.  
12 $ 400
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