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Auction 128 Bidding Begins September 21, 2015 Closing September 30, 2015

A Premier Absentee Auction Of Early Glass, Bottles, Flasks & More


Good, better, best...Best!

Lot 4, Lot 101, and Lot 1


Auction 128 A Premier Absentee Auction of Early Glass, Historical Flasks, Bitters, Whiskeys, Black Glass, Stoneware, Inks, Medicines, Sodas and More. Auction Start Date: September 21, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time Auction Closing Date: September 30, 2015 at 10:00 P.M. Eastern Time Preview by appointment Reference Key Reference initials and numbers used in the descriptions of this catalog refer to the following publications: AAM AG AGI & AGII AP ASB B Barret B/K C D G G GW H JT K KW L Lee LeeII LeeIII L/P LRB McK MW N Na NCH NCH II Neal P PG PME R/H RD SVR T TH U Z

Antique American Medicine Bottles, Matt Knapp, 2012. Antique Glass and Bottles, Willy Van den Bossche, 2001. American Glass, Volumes I and II, Schwartz and DiBartolomeo, 1972. Glass In Early America, Arlene Palmer, 1993. Antique Seal Bottles 1640-1900, David Burton, 2015. Western Whiskey Bottles, #4, R. E. Barnett, 1997. Bennington Pottery and Porcelain, Richard C. Barret, 1958. The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Raymond Barlow and Joan Kaiser, 1989. Ink Bottles and Inkwells, William Covill, 1971. American Sarsaparilla Bottles, John DeGrafft, 1980. (Flasks) American Bottles & Flasks (PartVIII), Helen McKearin and Kenneth Wilson, 1978. (Blown Three Mold) American Glass (Chapter VI), George S. and Helen McKearin, 1941. Glasshouse Whimsies, Joyce Blake and Dale Murschell, 1989. American Bottles in the Charles B. Gardner Collection, Norman C. Heckler, 1975. Whiskey Bottles Of The Old West, John L. Thomas, 2002. Poison Bottle Workbook, Rudy Kuhn, 1988. New England Glass & Glassmaking, Kenneth M. Wilson, 1972. The Red Book of Fruit Jars, No. 10, Douglas M. Leybourne, Jr., 2006. American Glass Cup Plates, Ruth Webb Lee and James H. Rose, 1948. Victorian Glass Handbook, Ruth Webb Lee, 1946. Early American Pressed Glass, Ruth Webb Lee, 1946. A Rare Collection of Keene & Stoddard Glass, Lyman and Sally Lane and Joan Pappas, 1970. The Complete Book of Lightning Rod Balls, Mike Bruner and Rod Krupka, 1995. American Glass, George S. and Helen McKearin, 1941. American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry, George McKearin and Kenneth Wilson, 1978. Great American Pontiled Medicines, Frederick Nielson, 1978. Barber Bottles with Price, Robert Namiat, 1977. The Blaske Collection of American Flasks, Norman C. Heckler, 1983. The Blaske Collection: Part II, Norman C. Heckler, 1983. Pressed Glass Salt Dishes of the Lacy Period 1825-1850, L. W. and D. B. Neal, 1962. The Glass Gaffers of New Jersey, Adeline Pepper, 1971. Pittsburgh Glass, Lowell Innes, 1976. Pontil Medicine Encyclopedia (Second Edition), John Odell, 2007. Bitters Bottles, Carlyn Ring and W. C. Ham, 1998. Understanding Antique Wine Bottles, Roger Dumbrell, 1983. Early American Bottles and Flasks, Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1927. Collectors Guide to Saratoga Type Mineral Water Bottles, Donald Tucker, 2005. Two Hundred Years Of American Blown Glass, Helen and George McKearin, 1949. Collectible Character Bottles, Arthur & Jewel Umberger, 1969. Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces, Betty Zumwalt, 1980.

- The dash is generally used to indicate that the descriptions are on opposite sides of the bottle or flask. / The slash is used to indicate that the descriptions are on different lines or surfaces of the bottle.

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CONDITIONS OF SALE 1. Absentee Auction: The items in this auction will be sold at unreserved absentee auction, opening date Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:00 AM EST (6:00 PM PST) closing date Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST (7:00 PM PST). 2. Descriptions: Norman C. Heckler & Company has made every attempt to describe correctly the property being sold. Descriptions are guaranteed to be accurate as regards authenticity, age, condition, and measurements to within one-fourth inch, as represented in this catalog. In describing damage, exterior wear or manufacturer’s flaws that, in our opinion, do not significantly detract visually or monetarily from the value of the item are not listed and will not be considered for refund. The Auctioneers reserve the right to make corrections and provide additional information at any time during the sale. 3. Preview: Items may be viewed by appointment at our offices. 4. Bidding Procedure: Bidding on an item may be done in one of five ways: 1. Bidding by telephone, 2. Internet Bidding, 3. Submitting bids by Fax, 4. Bids submitted by email (valid only if bid is confirmed by Norman C. Heckler & Company), 5. Bidding by Mail. Your bid, written, oral or electronic, grants Norman C. Heckler & Company the authority to protect you up to the amount of your stated bid. Your bid will not be removed once executed. You may telephone us at any time (weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM EST (6 AM - 2 PM PST) and 10 PM EST (7 PM PST) the last day of the auction) during the auction, prior to the closing of the sale, to check the status of your bids, to find the current bidding level, to open a bid, to raise a bid on an auction lot, or to ask questions about this auction. MINIMUM BID IS ONE-HALF THE LOW ESTIMATE Up to $250.00...............increments of $10.00 $1000.00 - $2500.00.........increments of $100.00

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It is the Auctioneers sincere intention to consider any reasonable request for a refund pertaining to a major oversight in the description of an object (ie: large epoxy repairs, large chips, extensive cracks, etc.) and not nuances of color, minute flaws, or normal antique “fair wear and tear”. 9. Administration: If at any time during the sale period an act or circumstance takes place which impedes or affects the normal sale procedure, the auction can be postponed or terminated at the auctioneer’s discretion. This would include, but not be limited to, events such as auction host server failure, etc. 10. Terms: Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms.

Norman C. Heckler & Company Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antique Bottles and Glass, Period Decorative Arts, Singular Art Objects, and Estates 79 Bradford Corner Road, Woodstock Valley, CT 06282 p:(860) 974-1634 www.hecklerauction.com f:(860) 974-2003 Page 2 | Auction 128


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1. Scroll Flask, America, 1845-1860. Brilliant medium cobalt blue, applied double collared mouth - iron pontil mark, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GIX-10a Eye appealing and rare mouth application. Beautiful color. Fine condition. $6,000-12,000

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2. “Brown’s / Celebrated / Indian Herb Bitters / Patented / Feb 11. / 1868” Figural Bottle, America, 1868-1880. Indian maiden form, colorless, ground mouth - smooth base, ht. 12 inches. R/H #B-226 Extremely rare and beautiful. Fine condition. $20,000-40,000

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3. “Poland / Water” - “H. Ricker & Son’s Proprietor’s” Figural Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a seated bearded man, medium yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 3/4 inches; (light exterior high point wear, light interior content stain). H #2237 Extremely rare color for this bottle. Generally fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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4. “Benjamin Franklin” And Bust - “T. W. Dyott, M.D.” And Bust Portrait Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Medium tobacco amber with a puce tone, sheared mouth pontil scar, pint. GI-94 Color, condition, rarity and crudity; this one has it all. As has been said before “Undoubtedly the best existing example”. Ex Sam Taylor collection, ex Warren C. Lane, Jr. collection. $15,000-30,000

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5. “ST / Drake’s / 1860 / Plantation / X / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square tall log cabin form, six logs, brilliant yellow with a slight olive tone, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 3/4 inches. R/H #D-108 Bright, bubbly and beautiful, a great bottle. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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6. “Blake & / Herring / N-Y.” Umbrella Inkwell, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, medium blue green, inward rolled mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 2 7/8 inches, greatest dia. 2 3/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to C #137 Rare size and embossing. Beautiful bright color. Fine condition. Ex Robert Mebane collection. $4,000-8,000

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7. “Dr. Birmingham’s / Anti Billious / Blood Purifier” Medicine Bottle, America, 1860-1870. Cylindrical with indented vertical panels, brilliant medium blue green, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 8 1/2 inches; (an attic mint bottle with some washable surface residue). AAM pg. 54 This example excels in all regards. Outstanding rich color, appealing crudity and strong embossing. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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8. “Pike & Osgood / Boston Mass” - “Alterative Syrup” Medicine Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Rectangular with beveled corners, medium olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 8 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear). AAM pg. 412 Wonderful color and whittle. Extremely rare. Fine condition. $6,000-12,000

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9. “Bourbon Whiskey / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, bright salmon with apricot tones, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches. R/H #B-171 Wonderful whittled surface. Great color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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10. Fancy Cone Inkwell, America, 1840-1860. Conical form with drape pattern and label panel, medium cobalt blue, applied double collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 3 7/8 inches, base dia. 3 1/8 inches; (professionally cleaned with some remaining wear marks). Similar to C #28 Great form and size. Rare. $1,500-3,000

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11. “London / Jockey” - “Club House / Gin” - Rider On Running Horse Gin Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Square with beveled corners, bright yellow green, applied sloping collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 9 3/8 inches; (professionally cleaned with remaining light wear marks). H #76 Beautiful color. Strong embossing. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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12. Early Freeblown Bottle, probably New England, 1800-1830. Globular, bright olive green, applied heavy collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 10 1/2 inches, greatest dia. 7 3/4 inches; (shallow 1 inch open bubble on interior, 2 inch area of tooling marks on exterior body, scattered light exterior wear). Similar to MW plate 47, #3 Great form and size. Generally fine condition. $800-1,600

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13. Double Eagle Historical Flask, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Aquamarine, sheared mouth pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GII-3 Listed as rare. Crisp, clean and beautiful. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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14. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle And “Zanesville / Ohio / J. Shepard & Co.” Historical Flask, J. Shepard and Company Manufacturers, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1830. Brilliant orange amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (very light exterior high point wear). GIV-32 Beautiful bright color. Fine condition. Strong mold impression. $1,000-2,000

15. “Patent (Reversed)” Mold Blown Insulator, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1850-1872. Octagonal cone form with bulbous neck ring and molded screw base, medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - smooth base, ht. 5 1/4 inches; (minor roughness at point). Similar to KW pg. 158 There are two different molds of this 15 insulator. This one has only the reversed lettered “Patent” on one panel and a shorter screw base. The more common example has “Patent” embossed twice and has a longer screw base. Ralph Fletcher collection. $800-1,600 16. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the left, 30 ribs, Midwest America, 1800-1830. Bright olive green, sheared and inward rolled mouth - pontil scar, ht. 6 3/8 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 88, #1 Very pronounced mold impression. Beautiful color. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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17. “Prairie / & / Plantation / Bitters” - “C. Frank / & Co / Cincinnati / O.” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Square tall log cabin form, bright yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth - large 1 7/8 inch dia. iron pontil scar, ht. 10 1/4 inches. R/H #P-132 An extremely rare and exciting bottle which is new to the marketplace. Fine condition. $10,000-20,000

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18. Eagle - “Dyottville Glass Works / Philada” Historical Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Light pink puce, sheared mouth - smooth base, pint; (patchy exterior wear and ground lines, several small shallow open bubbles on shoulder). GII-38 This is the widely publicized flask which was dug by well-known bottle digger Rick Weiner. Certainly a rare item to dig, the flask was treasured by Rick. Eggshell thin glass with no chips or cracks. Good condition. Rare and beautiful! $10,000-20,000

19. “Louis Kossuth” And Bust - “U.S. Steam Frigate / Mississippi / S. Huffsey” Below Steam Ship Historical Calabash Flask, probably a New Jersey glasshouse, 1845-1860. Brilliant light yellow amber with an olive tone, applied heavy collared mouth - iron pontil mark, quart; (light exterior high point wear, 1/4 inch star crack near medial rib). GI-112 Strong embossing and fantastic color. Property of The Strong, sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund. $5,000-10,000

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20. “Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wigwam Tonic” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium yellow with topaz tones, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 inches; (shallow 1/16 inch flake from mouth edge, 1/16 inch flake from ring below embossing). R/H #O-46 Bright and unusual color. Crisp embossing. $500-1,000

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21. Sunburst Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1815-1830. Deep emerald green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (moderate high point wear, 1/16 inch flakes from concentric ring and tip of one sunburst ray). GVIII-1 Incredibly rich and beautiful color. $5,000-10,000

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22. Umbrella Inkwell, America, 1860-1875. Octagonal, medium grape amethyst, tooled mouth - smooth base, ht. 2 1/2 inches. Similar to C #167 Attractive whittle and stunning color. Fine condition. $800-1,600

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23. “Longley’s / Panacea” Medicine Bottle, America, 1860-1870. Rectangular with beveled corners, medium yellow olive, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 5 7/8 inches; (several manufacturing related stress fissures in the neck and mouth). AAM pg. 321 An attractive example with crisp, crude embossing and numerous bubbles. $800-1,600

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24. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Bright yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (light exterior high point wear and scratching). GI-43 Strong mold impression. Attractive color. Ex George S. McKearin collection. $1,500-3,000

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25. Pressed Glass Oil Lamp, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1840-1865. Elongated loop pattern with hexagonal base, brilliant turquoise, sheared mouth fitted with brass collar - smooth base with roughness from plunger, ht. 8 5/8 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch flake from loop edge). Similar in form to B/K #2111 Beautiful color. Fine condition. $400-800

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26. Pattern Molded Creamer, 12 diamond pattern, probably Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1800-1830. Bulbous body flaring to rim with drawn ball knopf on a solid pedestaled circular foot, brilliant cobalt blue, tooled flared rim with pour spout - pontil scar, ht. 4 1/2 inches, base dia. 2 7/8 inches. Similar in form and construction to McK plate 52, #7 Appealing form and size. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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27. “Success To The Railroad” And Locomotive Historical Flask, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, 1849-1860. Brilliant apricot, sheared mouth - unusual double pontil scar, pint; (7/8 inch by 3/16 inch hole near base corner). GV-2 Extremely rare and beautiful color. $1,200-2,400

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28. Sunburst Flask, possibly Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1820-1830. Deep olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear, 1/2 inch area of roughness on mouth edge). GVIII-20 A very crude and early flask. Property of The Strong, sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund. $2,000-4,000

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29. “Lafayette” And Bust - “DeWitt Clinton” And Bust Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1824-1825. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-80 Bold embossing and corrugated edges. Attractive “New England” color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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30. “Browns / Celebrated / Indian Herb Bitters” - “Patented / 1867” Figural Bottle, America, 1867-1880. Indian maiden form, bright yellow amber, sheared and inward rolled mouth - smooth base, ht. 12 inches; (1/2 inch area of mold seam roughness near base). R/H #B-223 A fine example with a strong mold impression, bright color and wonderful condition. $1,000-2,000

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31. Freeblown Covered Sugar Bowl, possibly early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Bulbous bowl with galleried rim and matching high domed cover with flat button knopf, cobalt blue, tooled flared rim - pontil scar, overall ht. 6 1/8 inches, rim dia. 4 3/4 inches. Similar in form to PG pg. 94, lower right Beautiful form and color. Fine condition. Ex Paul Richards collection. $500-1,000

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32. Large Freeblown Bowl, probably Midwest America, 1820-1850. Cylindrical with flaring sides, light olive yellow, outward rolled hollow rim - pontil scar, ht. 2 3/4 inches, rim dia. 11 3/8 inches, base dia. 6 1/4 inches; (several interior open bubbles and usage wear, 1/8 inch interior flake). Similar in form and construction to PG fig. 28, bottom left Wonderful form and color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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33. “General Washington.” And Bust - Eagle Portrait Flask, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (shallow 3/16 inch flake from base edge). GI-5 Extremely rare and desirable. An unusual mold having three vertical rows of beading at the medial rib. $2,500-5,000

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34. Concentric Ring Eagle - Concentric Ring Eagle Historical Flask, probably New England Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1820-1830. Canteen form, medium yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint plus about 2 ounces; (light exterior high point wear, 5/16 inch chip from side of mouth and associated 3/4 inch bruise). GII-76a Very rare. A fine example with a great glass clarity and color. $2,000-4,000 35. “Holtzerman’s” - “Patent / Stomach / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Rectangular modified cabin form, bright yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/2 inches; (minor manufacturing mold seam roughness on neck). R/H #H-155 A crisp, clean and bright example. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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36. “ST / Drakes / 1860 / Plantation / X / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square tall log cabin form, light to medium apricot, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch open bubble near roof corner). R/H #D-105 Beautiful bright color. A very pretty example. $400-800

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37. “General Washington.” And Bust - Eagle And “J.R. / Laird. SC. Pitt.” Portrait Flask, John Robinson’s Sturbridge Flint Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Colorless with a pale lavender tint, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (very light exterior high point wear). GI-6a Extremely rare and important. A real gem. Fine condition. Ex Edmund and Jayne Blaske collection. $4,000-8,000

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38. “Hard Cider” - Log Cabin Historical Flask, early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Aquamarine, sheared mouth pontil scar, pint; (some exterior high point wear, mostly on the barrel). GX-22 A rare, historically important and desirable flask. Fine condition. $10,000-20,000

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39. “I / Mascarene / 1748” Sealed Wine Bottle, probably England, circa 1748. Cylindrical, deep yellow olive, sheared mouth with applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 9 5/8 inches, base dia. 4 7/8 inches; (approximately 1/3 of the sheared mouth above the applied rim has been broken away, 1/2 inch chip from edge of applied seal, light exterior wear). Similar in form and construction to RD pg. 95, fig. 138 Attractive and early form. Rare seal. $1,000-2,000

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40. “Kimball’s / Jaundice / Bitters / Troy.N.H.” Bitters Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1845-1860. Rectangular with beveled corners, brilliant yellowish olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 7 inches. R/H #K-42 Bright and bubbly with no wear. Fine condition. $750-1,500

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41. “Washington Spring Co / (Bust Of Washington) / Ballston Spa / N.Y.” Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, emerald green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (light exterior high point wear). T #S-61 Retains original cork, closure and contents. Bold embossing. Fine condition. Property of The Strong, sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund. $500-1,000

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42. Figural Whiskey Flask, America, 1870-1890. Clam shell form, cobalt blue, ground mouth with screw threads and tin cap - smooth base, lgth. 5 1/2 inches; (mouth edge has 3/8 inch manufacturer’s bruise). Attractive form and color. Generally fine condition. $300-600

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43. Freeblown Spirits Decanter, possibly Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1813-1830. Barrel form with fancy erratic applied threading, bright olive amber, applied heavy collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 4 1/4 inches, dia. 3 7/8 inches; (thin and delicate applied threading has multiple areas of loss). Similar in form and construction to McK plate 226, #8 Early, rare and unusual form. $1,500-3,000 Auction 128 | Page 9


44. Freeblown Miniature Shaft And Globe Bottle, probably England, 1650-1661. Globular with long tapering neck, deep yellow olive, sheared mouth with applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 5 1/8 inches, greatest dia. 2 7/8 inches, base wear ring dia. 1 3/8 inches; (light exterior haze areas). Similar in form and construction to McK plate 221, #1 Extremely rare. Superior condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection lot 2829. $8,000-16,000

45. “Dl. / Wells / 1764� Sealed Wine Bottle, probably England, circa 1764. Ovoid form with seal at one end, olive green, sheared mouth with ring - pontil scar, ht. 11 1/4 inches, lgth. 9 1/4 inches, wdth. 6 inches; (light exterior high point wear, shallow 1/4 inch open bubble on side). Extremely rare form. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection lot 2533. $3,000-6,000

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46. “Crookes’s / Stomach Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1856-1865. Cylindrical with bulbous neck, medium yellow olive, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 3/8 inches. R/H #C-252 Finest possible example. Color, crudity and rarity; this one has it all. May be the only known perfect example. $2,000-4,000

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47. “Genl Lafayette” And Bust In Masonic Arch - Eagle Portrait Flask, possibly Moscow Glass Works Of Pugh & Teater, Moscow, Ohio, 18231825. Light to medium blue green, roughly sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (1/2 inch chip from mouth edge, light exterior stain, exterior high point wear). GI-93 Crude, pebbled exterior surface. Bold embossing. Rare. Property of The Strong, sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund. $3,500-7,000

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48. “Charlestown / 3” Water Cooler, Charlestown pottery, Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1850-1880. Barrel form, gray glaze with cobalt bird, floral, and barrel hoop decorations, ht. 12 3/4 inches; (several flakes from interior mouth edge, some minor discoloration). Retains wooden spigot. $800-1,600

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49. Scroll Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1845-1860. Medium yellow amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (three chips from the mouth edge, the largest being 3/8 inch). GIX-11 Excellent exterior surface condition. Despite the lip chips this is still a beautiful flask. $400-800

50. Miniature Teakettle Inkwell, probably England, 1830-1860. Eight sided teakettle form with cut and polished sides and neck, brilliant sapphire blue, ground mouth with metal collar and cap 50 smooth base, ht. 1 1/8 inches, overall lgth. 2 inches. Exact item pictured as C #1247 An extremely rare miniature inkwell. Fine condition. A little gem. Ex William E. Covill Jr. collection, ex Robert Heath collection. $1,000-2,000

51

51. “Dr. Robertsons / Family / Medicine / Prepared / Only By / T.W. Dyott” Medicine Bottle, America, 1800-1830. Rectangular with beveled corners, aquamarine, tooled flared mouth - large tubular pontil scar, ht. 5 1/8 inches. AAM pg. 445 Early and rare. Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

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52. Eagle - Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1860-1866. Brilliant yellow with an olive tone, applied double collared mouth smooth base, pint. GII-68 It would be hard to beat this wonderful example. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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53. “National / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1867-1880. In the form of an ear of corn, deep reddish puce, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base embossed “Patent / 1867”, ht. 12 3/8 inches. R/H #N-8 Retains 95% original label. Beautiful rich color. Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

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54. Miniature Freeblown Bottle, probably Midwest America, 1820-1830. Globular, medium cobalt blue, tooled flared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 4 1/2 inches, greatest dia. 2 3/4 inches. Possibly unique in cobalt blue. Fine condition. $800-1,600

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55. Sunburst Flask, possibly Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1820-1830. Puce, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GVIII-25 Wonderful color in a very appealing size and form. Fine condition. $3,000-6,000

56

56. “Lafayette” And Bust - Liberty Cap Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1824-1825. Yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-86 Strong mold impression. Interesting fin of glass on base. Fine condition. $750-1,500

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57. Early Sided Inkwell, probably a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Twelve sided, dark olive amber, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 1 3/4 inches, dia. 2 1/4 inches. Similar to C #548 Early and rare form. Fine condition. Ex William E. Covill Jr. collection, ex Roger Long collection. $1,000-2,000

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58. “Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wigwam Tonic” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, brilliant orange amber, applied square collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 9 3/8 inches; (insignificant pinpoint flake to side of mouth, 1/8 inch bubble on side has a tiny opening in the cover glass). R/H #O-46 A very rare bottle with the pontil scar. Numerous large and small bubbles along with a strong whittled texture make this a very attractive bottle. $800-1,600

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59. Eagle - Draftee And “Drafted” Historical Flask, America, 1863-1875. Bluish aquamarine, applied mouth with ring - smooth base with dot at center of oval, pint; (1/16 inch flake from base edge). GII-140a Extremely rare and desirable. Detailed mold impression. $800-1,600

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60. “Success To The Railroad” And Horse And Cart Historical Flask, Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, 1830-1850. Medium forest green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GV-5 One of the finest examples of its kind. Superior mold impression. Outstanding color. Attractive bubbles and crudity. Fine condition. Ex Orin Summerville collection, ex Robert Mebane collection. $2,000-4,000 61. Black Glass Champagne Bottle, Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1860-1873. Cylindrical with long tapering neck, two piece mold, dense olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 12 3/8 inches. Extremely rare. A few were found in a Westford, Connecticut cellar many years ago. Probably a special order. Fine condition. Ralph Fletcher collection. $750-1,500

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62. “Jones’ / Empire / Ink / N.Y.” Master Ink Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Twelve sided form, bright emerald green, applied square collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 5 3/4 inches. C #769 This one has it all; color, condition and outstanding form. Rare and desirable. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $7,500-15,000 63. Large Sided Master Ink Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Twelve sided form with fluted shoulders, yellowish emerald green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring and tooled pour spout - iron pontil mark, ht. 9 1/2 inches. C #780 This is the exact example pictured in “Ink Bottles And Inkwells” by William E. Covill Jr. Very rare and desirable. Fine condition. $5,000-10,000

65. “Harrison’s / Columbian / Ink” Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, light sapphire blue, inward rolled mouth - pontil scar, ht. 1 1/2 inches. Similar to C #529 Bright, clean and filled with bubbles. Crisp embossing. Fine condition. $800-1,600 66. “Warrens / Congress / Ink” Master Ink Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Octagonal, brilliant medium forest green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring and tooled pour spout - iron pontil mark, ht. 7 1/4 inches. Extremely rare size. Wonderful lighter color. Fine condition. $3,000-6,000

64. “Farley’s / Ink” Master Ink Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Octagonal, brilliant yellow amber, tooled flared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 3 5/8 inches; (top of flared lip has resin coating covering a well done 5/16 inch repair to edge). C #528 Very strong embossing. Beautiful and bright color. Wonderful exterior surface condition. $1,000-2,000

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67. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, bright olive green with a ginger ale tone, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches; (1/4 inch open bubble on underside of mouth, minor mouth edge roughness). R/H #G-101 Beautiful and rare color. Strong mold impression. $1,000-2,000

68

68. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Medium to deep claret, applied sloping collared mouth - pontil scar, quart. GI-37 Beautiful rich color. Fine condition. Ex George Austin collection, ex Thomas McCandless collection. $5,000-10,000

69

69. “J & I E M” Figural Inkwell, America, 1860-1875. Monitor form, deep cobalt blue, tooled mouth - smooth base embossed “L”, ht. 1 3/4 inches. C #628 An outstanding example in all regards; color, condition and rarity. $1,000-2,000

70

70. “Benjamin Ingell & Co. / Taunton, Mass.” - “1858” Ovoid Stoneware Crock, Benjamin Ingells and Company, Tuanton, Massachusetts, circa 1858. Ovoid, gray glaze with cobalt floral decoration, ht. 9 3/8 inches; (3 inch hairline on base corner, exterior wear and chipping). Attractive and early. $400-800

71

71. Eagle And “W.C” - Cornucopia Historical Flask, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Brilliant bluish aquamarine, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, half pint. GII-12 Crisp mold impression. Very rare. Fine condition. $800-1,600

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72. Freeblown Pitcher, probably Congressville Glass Works, Saratoga, New York, 1840-1860. Bulbous form slightly flaring to rim with threading around mouth, applied “ear” handle, yellowish olive with profuse white splotches, tooled rim with pour spout - pontil scar, ht. 6 1/2 inches, base dia. 3 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar to McK plate 69, top right Well executed and appealing form. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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73. Sunburst Flask, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Medium olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (3 inch crack runs from the mouth into the shoulder, exterior high point wear). GVIII-7 Extremely rare mold. One of few known examples. $300-600 74. Blown Three Mold Decanter, possibly New England, 1820-1840. Square with beveled corners, deep emerald green, tooled flared mouth with matching solid bulbous and ribbed stopper - ground pontil scar, pint, ht. with stopper 8 inches. GII-28 Exceptional color. Detailed mold impression. Fine condition. Beautiful! $2,000-4,000

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75

75. “National / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1867-1880. In the form of an ear of corn, brilliant yellow, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base embossed “Patent / 1867”, ht. 12 1/2 inches; (1/8 inch open bubble near base). R/H #N-8 Amazing bright color with a strong mold impression. $2,000-4,000

76

76. “Dr Townsend’s / Sarsaparilla / Albany / N.Y.” Medicine Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Square with beveled corners, medium blue green, applied sloping collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 9 1/8 inches; (1/8 inch bruise on side of mouth, light washable content residue, tiny potstone under the “N” in Albany has multiple 1/32 inch radiations). AAM pg. 521 Beautifully colored glass which is filled with bubbles. Attractive “orange peel” texture on exterior. $500-1,000

77

77. “Seal Rock Spring / Water” - “Silas Gurney / Boston” Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1870-1890. Cylindrical, bright teal, tooled sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, quart; (shallow 1/4 inch bruise on mouth edge, light exterior high point wear). T #M-47 Beautiful color. Rare. $500-1,000

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78. Prospector And “For Pike’s Peake” - Hunter Shooting Deer Historical Flask, America, 1860-1870. Colorless with a pale aquamarine tinge, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (3/4 inch “T” shaped fissure in shoulder, potstone at mid body has 1/16 inch legs, professionally cleaned). GXI-53 Extremely rare. Strong embossing. $500-1,000 79. Freeblown Bowl, probably Midwest America, 1820-1840. Cylindrical flaring to rim, brilliant lime green, tooled outward rolled rim - pontil scar, ht. 4 1/8 inches, rim dia. 8 inches, base dia. 5 inches; (light usage wear). Similar in form to PG fig. 30 Early and crude form. Eye appealing color. Fine condition. $500-1,000

80

79

80. “T. Perkins” Sealed Wine Bottle, England, 1800-1820. Cylindrical, deep olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth with string rim - pontil scar, ht. 12 7/8 inches, base dia. 5 1/2 inches; (a portion of the applied seal is underformed, 5/8 inch bubble on the reverse body has a 3/16 inch opening in the cover glass at mid body, left side). ASB Vol. 3, pg. 1223 This bottle was manufactured in England for Thomas Perkins, who is listed in the 1791 Philadelphia directory, as a watchmaker at 120 South Front Street. Unusual and attractive squat magnum form. $800-1,600

81

81. “Nonpariel / Patented July 17. / 1866.” Fruit Jar, America, 1866-1880. Cylindrical, greenish aquamarine, ground mouth with tin closure smooth base, quart; (manufacturer’s shallow 1/8 inch flake from mouth edge). L #2250 A great example with an excellent exterior surface condition and a strong color. $800-1,600

82

82. Clasped Hands And Masonic - Eagle Historical Flask, Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1875. Bright yellow amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, quart; (1/8 inch surface bubble has a disturbance of the cover glass). GIV-38 A great example with a strong mold impression and whittled surface. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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Isaac Beers: president of the New Haven bank, president of the Chamber of Commerce in New Haven, deacon of the Episcopalian church, alderman under Mayor Roger Sherman, merchant, and proprietor of The Beers Tavern. Isaac was born in 1742 in Stratford Connecticut and moved to New Haven with his father Nathan and siblings around 1754. Isaac’s father, Nathan, purchased the former Goodyear mansion on the corner of College and Chapel Streets in New Haven. In the early 1760s, Isaac began running The Beers Tavern at this location, and he continued to operate the tavern until 1778 when he chose to open a bookstore in its place. Distinguished and influential visitors to The Beers Tavern include: John Adams, Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, and George Washington. Two particularly exciting events occurred at The Beers Tavern. The first took place on April 22nd, 1775 when Benedict Arnold, Captain of the Governor’s Foot Guard, rushed to the tavern and demanded that the Town Selectmen hand over the key to the King’s powder house. After obtaining supplies from the powder house, Arnold marched with his Second Company of the Foot Guard to Boston to aid his fellow patriots in their fight against the British.

83. “Isaac / Beers / 1774” Sealed Wine Bottle, possibly the early New York City glasshouse of Samuel Bayard and Company, New York, circa 1774. Bladder form, medium yellow olive, sheared mouth with applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 10 3/4 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar in form to RD pg. 78, fig. 99 Fine condition. Extremely rare and historically important. $10,000-20,000

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Two months later, on June 28th, General George Washington arrived at The Beers Tavern in New Haven, a stop on his way to Cambridge where he would lead the Continental Army. After spending the night at the tavern, Washington reviewed a company of Yale students on the town green. Washington was then escorted out of New Haven by the students, two militias, and a large group of citizens and other students. In April of 1776 when Washington was en route to New York, he chose to stopover at The Beers Tavern again, this time with Martha Washington. Despite the obvious success of The Beers Tavern, in 1778 Isaac Beers announced he would be closing the public house and transformed the building into a bookstore and general store. The bookstore was very successful having one of the largest selections in the country. Beers went into partnership with his nephew until 1812 when he retired. He died the following year and was remembered as one of the most prominent citizens of New Haven.


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84. Horseman - Hound Pictorial Flask, America, 1860-1875. Bright yellow amber with an olive tone, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint. GXIII-17 Beautiful and unusual color. Bold embossing. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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85. “Washington” And Bust - “Baltimore Glass Works” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1830-1845. Copper with apricot tones, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (exterior high point wear, weakened mold impression in shoulder area). GI-19 A scarce flask in a rare and beautiful color. Fine condition. Ex Bill Pollard collection. $3,000-6,000

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86. Blown Three Mold Hat Whimsey, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1820-1840. Top hat form, deep cobalt blue, tooled flared brim - tubular pontil scar, ht. 2 5/16 inches, brim dia. 2 7/16 inches; (edge of inner brim has 1/4 inch area of roughness). GIII-24 Very strong mold impression. Beautiful color. Unusually heavy and crude. $400-800

87

87. “G. W. Stone’s” - “Mesmeric / Nerve / Restorative” - “Boston / Mass.” Medicine Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Rectangular with slightly beveled corners, brilliant aquamarine, applied double collared mouth pontil scar, ht. 6 inches; (lightly professionally cleaned, shallow 1/16 inch flake from panel edge). Unlisted and extremely rare. One of three known examples. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

88

88. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle And “Zanesville / Ohio / J. Shepard & Co.” Historical Flask, J. Shepard and Company Manufacturers, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1830. Pale blue green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GIV-32 An exceptional example with no wear and strong embossing. Fine condition. $500-1,000

89

89. Blueberry Preserve Jar, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1860-1872. Cylindrical with fluted shoulders, medium olive amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 3/8 inches; (potstone near base has several 1/8 inch legs). Similar to MW plate 73, #3 Loaded with whittle and bubbles. Ralph Fletcher collection. $800-1,600

90

90. Freeblown Bottle, probably Midwest America, 1830-1850. Globular, bright orange amber body with brilliant yellow green applied mouth, applied round collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 7 3/4 inches, greatest dia. 5 3/4 inches. Most unusual being unpatterned and two colors. Fine condition. $500-1,000

91

91. Washington Bust And “The Father Of His Country” - Reverse Plain Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Medium blue green, applied double collared mouth - large tubular pontil scar, quart. GI-47 Both the oversized tubular pontil scar and the crudely applied mouth are eye appealing features. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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92. “Union / F.A & Co.” And Clasped Hands - Cannon Historical Flask, Fahnstock, Albree & Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1872. Brilliant olive yellow, applied mouth with ring smooth base, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GXII-40 Bright, beautiful and unlisted color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

95. Prospector And “For Pike’s Peak” - Eagle And “Ceredo” Historical Flask, America, 1860-1875. Medium yellow olive, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, quart; (light exterior high point wear, 2 inch area of scratches near base edge). GXI-34 Strong mold impression. Outstanding color. $1,000-2,000

93. “Union” And Clasped Hands - “Union” And Clasped Hands Historical Flask, America, 1860-1875. Light to medium sapphire blue, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, quart. GXII-37 An excellent example, strong mold impression, fine condition and beautiful color. $2,500-5,000

96. “Union / F.A & Co” And Clasped Hands - Cannon Historical Flask, Fahnstock, Albree & Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1872. Medium orange amber, applied mouth with ring smooth base, pint; (light exterior high point wear, 1/4 inch surface bruise on the cannon side). GXII-40 Strong embossing. An attractive flask in generally fine condition. $400-800

94. Prospector And “For Pike’s Peak” - Eagle And “Ceredo” Historical Flask, probably Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Brilliant lime green, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, half pint; (1/2 inch chip from base edge, light exterior high point wear). GXI-36 Outstanding and unlisted color. Beautiful whittled surface. $800-1,600

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97. “Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wigwam Tonic” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium grape amethyst, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/2 inches. R/H #O-46 Beautiful and rich color. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

98

98. Double Eagle Historical Flask, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Brilliant greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GII-4 An attractive flask with strong mold detail. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000 99. Stiegel Type Pattern Molded Creamer, twenty diamond pattern, possibly American Flint Glass Manufactory, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 1769-1774. Bulbous form with a slightly tapered neck and flared mouth, cobalt blue, tooled mouth with pour spout - pontil scar, ht. 3 inches, base dia. 1 5/8 inches. Similar to McK plate 23, #11 Beautiful brilliant glass with a 99 particularly strong diamond pattern. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

100

100. Umbrella Ink Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Octagonal, brilliant yellow with a topaz tone, inward rolled mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 2 1/4 inches; (insignificant 1/16 inch flake from a panel edge). Similar in form and construction to C #143 Unusual and fully intact iron pontil scar. Stunning color. Fine condition. $800-1,600

101

101. “Jenny Lind” And Bust - “Glass Work’s / S. Huffsey” And Factory Portrait Calabash Flask, probably Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, New Jersey, 1845-1860. Yellowish olive green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - pontil scar, quart; (two shallow flakes from mouth edge, the largest being 3/16 inch). GI-99 Extremely rare color. A great example with only a hint of wear. Property of The Strong, sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund. $3,000-6,000

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102. “Kelly’s / Old Cabin / Bitters” - “Patented / 1863” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1863-1880. Rectangular modified cabin form, bright yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches; (light exterior wear on the roof and base corners, manufacturing mold seam roughness on one side of neck). R/H #K-21 Strong embossing. Attractive bright color. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

103

103. “Smith’s / Green Mountain / Renovator / East Georgia, VT” Medicine Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Rectangular with beveled corners, medium olive amber, applied double collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 6 7/8 inches; (1/4 inch area on the base corner has been buffed). AAM pg. 481 With the exception of the base corner, this is a fine example in all aspects. $1,500-3,000

104

104. “4 / (Eagle With Banner) / (Two Swans) / H. Ricker & Sons / South Poland, ME. / Poland Mineral / Spring Water” Stoneware Jug, America, 1870-1890. Cylindrical, gray glaze with cobalt decorations and lettering, 4 gallons; (three shallow 3/16 inch flakes, two from base edge and one from mouth edge). Rare and attractive decorations. Fine condition. Only known example with eagle and banner motif. $800-1,600

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105. Blown Three Mold Inkwell, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1820-1840. Cylindrical with vertically fluted sides, bright teal green, sheared and polished mouth - smooth base, ht. 1 1/2 inches, dia. 1 7/8 inches; (several factory grinding marks exist around mouth opening as is usual). C #1173 Beautiful, bright and rare color. Fine condition. $400-800

106

106. Eagle - Medallion Historical Flask, early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Colorless with a pale aquamarine tint, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light interior haze in bottom quarter of flask, light exterior high point wear, 1/2 inch chip from base edge). GII-8 Listed as very rare. Heavy vertical beads and early, fat, ovoid form are what set these flasks apart from the rest. $5,000-10,000

107

107. “Suffolk Bitters” - “Philbrook & Tucker / Boston” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a pig, brilliant yellow amber, applied double collared mouth smooth base, lgth. 10 1/8 inches; (scattered light exterior wear). R/H #S-217 Pretty lighter color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

108

108. “Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wigwam Tonic” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium apricot with amber tones, applied square collared mouth smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches. R/H #O-46 Crude “orange peel” surface texture, many bubbles and a bright color make this example stand out. Fine condition. $600-1,200

109

109. Miniature Freeblown Bottle, New England, 1780-1830. Globular, brilliant forest green, applied tooled mouth diminutive tubular pontil scar, ht. 2 3/4 inches, greatest dia. 2 inches. Similar in form and construction to MW plate 47, #6 Wonderful form and size. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

110

110. Sunburst Flask, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Brilliant olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GVIII-5a Here’s one that has it all, rarity, color and condition. A beautiful early flask. $2,000-4,000

111

111. Double Eagle Historical Flask, America, 1860-1870. Light cobalt blue, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (1/8 inch open bubble on medial rib, several shallow 1/16 inch flakes from mouth edge). GII-118 A scarce mold in a beautiful color. Strong mold impression. $2,000-4,000 112. Miniature Freeblown Black Glass Wine Bottle With Oil Painting Portrait, Netherlands, 1740-1780. Horse hoof form, deep olive green, applied mouth with ring - pontil scar, ht. 5 3/4 inches, base dia. 3 1/2 inches; (minor loss to painted surface). Similar in form and construction to AG pg. 119, #2 Detailed and colorful painting of a Dutch gentleman and coat of arms on the reverse. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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113. “Baltimore” And Monument - “Corn For The World” And Partially Husked Ear Of Corn Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Peacock blue, applied collared mouth - smooth base, quart. GVI-4 Here’s one that has it all; strong impression, great color and fine condition. $12,000-24,000

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114. Freeblown Candlestick, probably Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1857-1860. Cylindrical, conical body and tooled knop socket with flattened circular base, one piece construction, deep reddish amber, tooled mouth - pontil scar, ht. 3 1/4 inches, base dia. 4 1/4 inches. Crudely made, interesting form. The stick is well thought out since it is short and would not be easy to knock over. Freeblown candlesticks made from bottle glass are rare. Fine condition. Ex Paul Richards collection, ex Norman Heckler collection, Ralph Fletcher collection. $2,000-4,000

115. Freeblown Vase, probably Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1857-1865. Cylindrical with tall, slender, bulbous body on a flattened circular foot, one piece construction, deep reddish amber, tooled mouth - pontil scar, ht. 6 7/8 inches, base dia. 5 1/4 inches. Similar in construction to McK plate 71, #6 and 8 A skillfully executed piece of early American freeblown tableware. Extremely rare. Fine condition. Ex Cora Reed collection, ex Norman Heckler collection, Ralph Fletcher collection. $2,000-4,000

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116. Umbrella Inkwell, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, brilliant deep sapphire blue, inward rolled mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2 inches. Similar in form and construction to C #143 A real gem of an inkwell with wonderful whittle and bubbles. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

117

117. “Bininger’s / Golden Apple / Cordial. / A. M. Bininger & Co. / 338 Broadway, N.Y.” Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square with beveled corners, medium yellow olive, applied sloping collared mouth smooth base, ht. 9 3/4 inches; (1/8 inch flake from base corner, interior has coating of washable content residue). H #2666 Wonderful exterior surface condition. Extremely rare. $6,000-12,000

118

118. Soldier And “Balt. Md.” - Dancer And “Chapman” Pictorial Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Bright yellow olive, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (shallow 5/16 inch open bubble on shoulder, light exterior high point wear). GXIII-11 Beautiful color with strong embossing. $800-1,600

119

119. “Success To The Railroad” And Horse And Cart Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1830-1850. Brilliant aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GV-3 Strong mold impression. Extremely rare in aquamarine. Fine condition. $800-1,600

120. “Good Old Bourbon / In A Hogs-” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a pig, medium amber, tooled collared mouth - smooth base, lgth. 6 3/4 inches; (light interior content haze). 120 A beautiful example in color, form and condition. $600-1,200

121

121. “Brown’s / Celebrated / Indian Herb Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1868-1880. Indian maiden form, brilliant yellow with slight amber and olive tones, inward rolled mouth - smooth base, ht. 12 1/4 inches. R/H #B-226 Beautiful bright color. Strong mold impression. Fine condition. This one’s a beauty! $1,500-3,000

122

122. Scroll Flask, possibly Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, 1849-1860. Brilliant rich yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (moderate exterior high point wear). GIX-10 Beautiful deep color. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

123

123. “Sloop / General Pike / Huntington Oct 20th y 1819” Ovoid Stoneware Jug, America, circa 1819. Ovoid, gray glaze with cobalt lettering and decoration at handle ends, tooled mouth with concentric rings, ht. 13 1/2 inches; (1 1/2 inch chip from mouth edge, 1 1/2 inch chip at mid body). Rare and important. The USS General Pike was a sloop in service on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. She was launched in the summer of 1813 and took part in a number of skirmishes on the Great Lakes. She was named after General Zebulon Pike who had been killed earlier that year - the same General Pike for whom Pike’s Peak was named. $4,000-8,000 Auction 128 | Page 23


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124. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Rich grape amethyst, applied sloping collared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (professionally cleaned with remaining light wear marks, 1/16 inch bruise on mouth edge). GI-38 Beautiful color. Generally fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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125. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, grayish olive green, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/8 inches; (light exterior high point wear). R/H #G-101 Beautiful whittled appearance and color. Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

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126. “Kinne’s / Improved / Washing Preparation / Ashford. Conn.” Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Cylindrical, aquamarine, applied collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 11 1/2 inches, base dia. 4 3/4 inches; (light interior haze). H #1012 Extremely rare. Highly whittled exterior surface. Fine condition. A big bottle! Ex Samuel J. Greer collection, Ralph Fletcher collection. $500-1,000

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127. Vertically Ribbed Flask, 16 vertical ribs, possibly Kensington Vial and Bottle Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1845-1860. Pocket flask form, medium sapphire blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint. Similar in form and construction to MW pg. 428, #9 Unusual and beautiful color. Fine condition. A real gem of a flask. $2,500-5,000

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128. Sunburst Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GVIII-3 A wonderful example with excellent exterior surface condition, strong mold impression and a beautiful bright color. $800-1,600

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129. Wicker Covered Bottle, probably Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1860-1873. Globular, medium olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth with tooled pour spout - probably pontil scarred, ht. 13 7/8 inches, greatest dia. 9 1/2 inches, base dia. 6 inches. This bottle came from a descendant of a Westford Glass Works employee. Fine condition with tight wicker covering with handle. Unusual and rare form. Ralph Fletcher collection. $1,000-2,000

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130. Umbrella Inkwell, America, 1860-1880. Octagonal, brilliant cobalt blue, inward rolled mouth - smooth base, ht. 2 1/2 inches; (professionally cleaned with light remaining wear marks). Similar in form to C #180 Beautiful color. Attractive twisted neck. Fine condition. $600-1,200 131. Clasped Hands - Eagle Historical Flask, probably Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Brilliant yellow with an olive tone, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, half pint; (1/4 inch chip from mouth interior). GXII-31 Rare and beautiful color. Whittled and crude with some large bubbles. $300-600

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Jumbo - An International Sensation 132. “Somerset / Potters Works / 4” / (Two Elephants) / “Jumbo” Stoneware Crock, Somerset Potters Works, Somerset Massachusetts, 1880-1890. Cylindrical with applied handles, gray glaze with cobalt decorations and lettering, 4 gallons, ht. 11 1/2 inches, dia. 12 1/4 inches; (chips from inside and outside of mouth, the largest being 1 1/2 inches). Extremely rare. $20,000-40,000

Jumbo was an African elephant born in East Africa in 1860. He was captured in early 1862 and became the first African elephant to arrive in modern Europe alive. Jumbo spent time in Italy, Germany and Paris, France before being traded to the London Zoological Gardens in 1865. During his sixteen year stay at the London Zoo, Jumbo was introduced to his handler Matthew “Scotty” Scott, who became a lifelong friend. The citizens of London quickly became enamored with the elephant that enchanted visitors by taking them for rides on his back through the zoo. In 1882 P. T. Barnum purchased Jumbo from the London Zoo for $10,000 with the intent of making him a circus star, an easy feat for the biggest elephant in captivity that stood at just over thirteen feet tall. Despite the objections of the British public, Jumbo was shipped to the United States where he would join the Barnum, Bailey, & Hutchinson Circus. Scotty accompanied Jumbo and became his handler in the circus. Jumbo toured with the circus for three years during which he continued to delight children with rides on his back while earning millions of dollars for the circus. Unfortunately, Jumbo’s life was cut short when he was struck by a train on September 15, 1885 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. The circus had just concluded its performance, and the elephants were being led to their boxcars when an unexpected train came

upon them. A dwarf elephant by the name of Tom Thumb was hit by the train and broke a leg. Jumbo was struck from behind and received serious injuries. The majestic elephant was dead minutes after the accident. Barnum, ever the showman, spun his own version of the event where Jumbo selflessly threw himself in front of the train to protect Tom Thumb and Scotty. During and after his life Jumbo was an international sensation. Jumbo was featured on everything from hats to leather boot advertisements. After joining the circus, Jumbo was frequently pictured along with Tom Thumb. The two elephants are pictured on this stoneware crock from the Somerset Potters Works in Somerset, Massachusetts which may have been advertising Jumbo or may have been memorializing him.

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