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Norman C. Heckler & Company

Auction 132 Bidding Begins January 18, 2016 Closing January 27, 2016

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


$52,650

A Reputation for Excellence Now Accepting Consignments for Our 2016 Auction Schedule

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


Auction 132 A Select Absentee Auction of Early Glass, Bottles, Flasks, Whiskeys, Bitters, Inkwells, Black Glass, Pressed Glass, Medicines, Bennington Pottery & More Auction Start Date: January 18, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time Auction Closing Date: January 27, 2016 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. Copyright Norman C. Heckler & Company 2016 All Rights Reserved

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CONDITIONS OF SALE

1. Absentee Auction: The items in our absentee auctions will be sold at unreserved absentee auction, opening date Monday, January 18, 2016 at 9:00 AM EST (6:00 PM PST) closing date Wednesday, January 27, 2016 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 auction. When describing damage, we may choose not to list exterior wear or manufacturer’s flaws that, in our opinion, do not significantly detract visually or monetarily from the value of the item. It is recommended that you or a representative examine each item in person before bidding. We are pleased to provide verbal condition reports for our bidders. 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. Internet Bidding, 2. Telephone Bidding, 3. Bidding by Postal Mail (we urge you to send your mail bids as early as possible), 4. Bidding by Fax (at least 2 days in advance), 5. Bidding by Email (valid only if bid is confirmed by Norman C. Heckler & Company). Bidding via the Internet is strongly recommended. We are pleased to receive bids by telephone so that we can answer any questions and assist you in your bidding. You may telephone us at any time (weekdays 9 AM - 5 PM) 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, or to raise a bid on an auction lot. (These actions are also available as part of our internet bidding system). 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. Norman C. Heckler & Company will not disclose bids pledged by others; only the current bidding level of a lot will be available. The highest bidder shall prevail. It is the sole right of the auctioneer to settle any dispute between bidders and to regulate the bidding procedure. The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse any bid believed not to have been made in good faith. Each lot in the sale has an estimate based on current value as an intended guide to bidding. 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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An example - You bid $900.00 on a lot which is the highest bid received to date. The second highest bid is $550.00. The current high bidding level would be yours at $600.00. Any other bids submitted by others below $900.00 will be advanced automatically in the auction system. Incoming bids will be accepted on the closing day until 10 PM Eastern (7 PM Pacific). Only online bids will be accepted after 10 PM Eastern (7 PM Pacific) for auction lots that are still open. TIMED CLOSING: This auction will close at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on the last day of the sale; however, if there are successful bids on individual items within the last 10 minutes (9:50 - 10:00 P.M.), then the auction will continue for those individual items. For each item that has received bids in the last 10 minutes, the closing of the item is extended until there are no further bids for a continuous 10 minute period. Lots that have no bidding activity in the last 10 minutes will close at 10:00 P.M. Eastern. 5. Call Back Process: There are no “Call Backs” for this auction. 6. Successful Bidders: Successful bidders will be notified both by email and postal mail. A 17% buyer’s premium will be added to the closing price to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. Payment is due immediately upon receipt of notification of purchase. No exceptions. Accepted forms of payment are bank check, personal check, cash, or money order. Bank check or money order will facilitate immediate processing. If you pay with uncertified funds, Heckler may not ship items until ten business days have passed from the deposit date. If you see that your check has cleared, you may send front and back copies of the canceled check, and Hecklers will remove the shipping hold. If you are a Connecticut resident, a 6.35% sales tax will be added to your bill, unless you provide Norman C. Heckler & Company with a tax exemption permit. Sales tax is also applicable to out of state buyers who pick up their purchases at our location unless you have a tax exempt number from Connecticut or your state on file with us. 7. Shipping: Purchases will be shipped only after full payment has been received. All items will be shipped via United States Postal Service. Shipping, handling and insurance are extra. Our shipping charges for most glass items and accessories (excluding foreign shipments) are $20.00 for the first item, $9.00 for each additional item together with insurance costs ($0.60 per $100.00). Additional charges may apply for large or unusually shaped items, and/or certain postal zones which USPS attaches a surcharge. Some items may require transport through a fine arts carrier which can be arranged by the buyer or with Norman C. Heckler & Company. We encourage you to plan for a pickup of your items at our offices. 8. Refunds: Refunds will be given at the discretion of the Auctioneers. Items purchased must be examined and a request for refund made immediately upon receipt of the items. The Auctioneers will be the sole judge in consideration of refunds. 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 auction period an act or circumstance takes place which impedes or affects the normal auction process, the auction can be postponed or terminated at the auctioneer’s discretion. 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 132


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1. Pattern Molded Pocket Bottle, diamond daisy pattern, Stiegel’s American Flint Glass Manufactory, Manheim, Pennsylvania, 1770-1774. Pocket bottle form, medium amethyst, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 5/8 inches; (1/8 inch chip from mouth edge, light exterior high point wear). Similar pattern to MW color plate II, #6 Beautiful rich color. Rare. $1,000-2,000

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2. “General Washington” And Bust - “E Pluribus Unum / T.W.D” And Eagle Portrait Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1820-1830. Brilliant medium bluish green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (just a touch of exterior high point wear, somewhat weakened mold impression at shoulders). GI-14 Commonly referred to as the “firecracker flask”. Beautiful color. Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

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3. “Geo. Gemenden / Planters Hotel / Savannah / Geo. / Brown / Stout” Beer Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Cylindrical, medium blue green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - iron pontil mark, ht. 6 7/8 inches; (professionally cleaned). Beautiful color. Bold embossing. Extremely rare. $1,500-3,000

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4. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the right, 36 ribs, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1783-1830. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 6 3/4 inches; (some light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 88, #11 Beautiful lighter color with great glass clarity. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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5. “Bourbon Whiskey / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, brilliant copper puce with strawberry tones, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches; (professionally cleaned to original luster). R/H #B-171 Strong embossing. Beautiful lighter color. Fine condition. $400-800

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6. Eagle - Flag And “For Our Country” Historical Flask, probably Coffin and Hay Manufactory, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1836-1847. Medium yellowish amber with an olive tone, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear, manufacturer’s depression at top of mouth). GII-52 A crudely manufactured flask with an “orange peel” exterior surface and numerous bubbles. Beautiful color. Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

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7. Flint Enamel Poodle With Multicolored Basket Of Flowers, with applied “coleslaw” ornamentation, Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-1858. Mottled light brown and tan glazes, ht. 8 3/8 inches, lgth. 9 inches; (shallow 1/4 inch flake from glaze on rear foot). Similar in form and construction to Barret pg. 286 Extremely rare! $1,500-3,000

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8. Pressed Glass Tulip Vase, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1845-1865. Octagonal tulip form attached with wafer to an octagonal base, brilliant emerald green, tooled rim - smooth base, ht. 9 7/8 inches. Similar in form and construction to B/K 3021 Type b A rare and beautiful color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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9. Large Case Gin Bottle, probably Holland, 1770-1800. Square tapered form, bright yellow olive, applied heavy collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 13 3/4 inches; (light washable content residue). Similar in form and construction to AG plate 83, #4 Attractive bubbles and glass clarity. Rare in this size. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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10. Masonic Arch - Eagle And “Zanesville / Ohio / J. Shepard & Co.” Historical Flask, J. Shepard & Company Manufacturers, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1830. Rich reddish burgundy, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GIV-32 Strong mold impression. Fantastic color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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11. “C. Heimstreet & Co, / Troy N.Y.” Medicine Bottle, America, 18401860. Octagonal, bright sapphire blue, applied double collared mouth pontil scar, ht. 7 inches. AAM pg. 229 Beautiful lighter color and appealing form. Fine condition. $200-400

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12. “Vermont Spring / Saxe & Co. / Sheldon, VT.” Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, medium yellowish green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, quart. T #V-21A Type 1 Wonderful whittled exterior surface with many bubbles. Fine condition. $200-400

13. “Berkshire Bitters / Amann & Co / Cincinnati. O.” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a pig, medium amber shading to yellow amber in the nose and feet, applied square collared mouth smooth base, lgth. 9 3/4 inches; (moderate exterior high point 13 wear, 1/4 inch area of manufacturing roughness on mouth edge). R/H #B-81 A scarce figural bitters bottle. $1,200-2,400

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14. Eagle - Medallion Historical Flask, possibly Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (manufacturer’s pontil chip comes to base edge). GII-23 Listed as rare. Unusual and eye appealing embossing. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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15. Two Umbrella Ink Bottles, America, 1860-1880. Octagonal, brilliant yellow and light sapphire blue, tooled mouths - smooth bases, ht. 2 1/2 inches and 2 5/8 inches; (blue example has 1/16 inch flake from mouth edge). Similar in form and construction to C #165 Attractive bright colors. $250-500 16. “J B / 1865” Incised Stoneware Creamer, America, circa 1865. Bulbous form flaring to tooled lip with pour spout, applied ear handle, brown Albany slip glaze, ht. 5 1/4 inches, greatest dia. 3 1/2 inches; (1/2 inch shallow flake on interior rim near upper handle attachment has been painted). Further incised embellishment includes Masonic and floral decorations. $600-1,200

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17. “ST / Drake’s / 1860 / Plantation / X / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square tall log cabin form, 6 logs, brilliant yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/2 inches; (professionally cleaned, minor 1/8 inch bruise on mouth edge). R/H #D-105 Crude and dimpled exterior surface. Beautiful bright color. $300-600

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18. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the right, 16 ribs, probably Midwest America, 1820-1830. Bright yellowish green, sheared mouth pontil scar, ht. 6 1/2 inches. Similar in form and construction to MW plate 89, #8 Very pronounced rib pattern. Beautiful color. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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19. “P. Cross” Decorated Stoneware Jug, Peter Cross Pottery, Hartford, Connecticut, 1805-1815. Ovoid form with applied handle, gray glaze with incised cobalt pinwheel decoration, ht. 17 1/4 inches; (2 1/2 inch area of chipping along base edge, surface cooling fissure near base, several minor surface “pops” exist). Extremely rare as Peter Cross was in business for a short time. Appealing cobalt floral decoration. $1,000-2,000

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20. Eagle - Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1860-1866. Aquamarine, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint; (shallow 3/16 inch flake from shoulder). GII-67 Crisp mold impression, brilliant glass and no wear. A great example. Fine condition. $400-800

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22 21. Mallet Wine Bottle, probably Holland, 1720-1750. Cylindrical, bright yellow olive, sheared mouth with string rim - pontil scar, ht. 7 1/8 inches, base dia. 5 1/2 inches; (light exterior surface wear). Similar in form and construction to AG pg. 121 An attractive string of darker glass winds its way around the bottle. Fine condition. $200-400 22. Freeblown Witch Ball, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1850-1870. Spherical, milk glass with blue and rose loopings, pontil scar, dia. 5 3/4 inches. B/K #3229 Beautiful colors and workmanship. $500-1,000

23. Freeblown Bowl, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Cylindrical bowl form, bright yellow amber, tooled rim pontil scar, ht. 4 1/8 inches, base dia. 6 1/2 inches, rim dia. 23 8 3/4 inches; (light interior and exterior usage wear). Similar in form and construction to L/P plate 2, bottom row, center Appealing lopsided form. Fine condition. $800-1,600

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24. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1830. Bright yellow amber with an olive tone, outward rolled mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GIV-24 Numerous small bubbles. Detailed mold impression. Fine condition. $250-500

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25. Blown Three Mold Decanter, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Tapered cylindrical form, medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart. GIII-19 Good strong mold impression. A scarce and desirable size. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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26. Double Eagle Historical Flask, probably Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Bluish aquamarine, sheared mouth pontil scar, pint; (shallow 1/8 inch surface bruise on shoulder). GII-24 A fine flask with little wear and a crisp mold impression. $200-400

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27. “Dr Townsend’s / Sarsaparilla / Albany / N.Y.” Medicine Bottle, America, 1860-1870. Square with beveled corners, bright bluish green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 9 inches; (professionally cleaned). AAM pg. 521 Beautiful color. Attractive lines of glass wind their way around the bottle. $200-400

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28. Clasped Hands And “Union” - Eagle Historical Flask, America, 1860-1870. Brilliant yellow amber with an olive tone, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint. An unlisted flask having many similarities and differences from the listed molds Fantastic mold impression and color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

29. Two Freeblown Chestnut Bottles, New England, 1783-1830. Clear light green and bright yellow olive, applied round collared mouths pontil scars, ht. 8 inches and 8 1/4 inches; (light exterior high point wear, light green example has two minor flakes at mouth). 29 Similar in form and construction to KW fig. 47 Beautiful colors and forms. $400-800

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30. Two “Highrock Congress Spring / 1767 / (Rock) / C & W / Saratoga. N.Y.” Mineral Water Bottles, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1860-1872. Cylindrical, shades of medium reddish amber, applied sloping collared mouths with rings - smooth bases embossed with three raised dots, pints; (1/8 inch bruise on base wear ring). T #S-36C Type 1 Both are great examples with many bubbles, heavy whittle and no wear. $300-600

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31. “Granite / Glass / Co” - “Stoddard / N H” Lettered Flask, Granite Glass Company, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Medium yellow amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, pint. GXV-7 Retains period label which reads “Medford Rum / F. A. Tracy & Co. / Peterboro N. H.”. A wonderful example with many bubbles and nice bright color. Fine condition. $400-800 32. Blown Three Mold Wine Glass, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1820-1840. Conical bowl with applied medial button-knopf stem and foot, colorless, tooled rim - pontil scar, ht. 4 inches. GII-19, McK plate 106, #6 A fine piece of early tableware showing quality craftsmanship. $200-400

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33. Pressed Glass Vase, New England Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1840-1860. Elongated loop pattern, hexagonal bowl, standard and base, bright canary yellow, flaring gaufered rim - smooth base, ht. 11 inches; (two 1/8 inch flakes from standard). Similar in form and construction to “American Glass 1760-1930” #732 Beautiful color, size and form. $400-800

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34. “Lafayette” And Bust - Masonic Arch And Emblems Portrait Flask, Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, 1820-1830. Shaded deep yellowish olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear, 1 1/2 inches by 7/8 inch epoxy repair to mouth). GI-88 Good strong mold impression and beautiful color. $ 1,000-2,000 35. Two Umbrella Ink Bottles, possibly a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Octagonal, golden yellow amber and medium amber, sheared mouths - pontil scars, ht. 2 1/8 inches and 2 3/4 inches. 35 Similar in form and construction to C #145 Two great examples with unusual forms and appealing crudity. Fine condition. $400-800

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36. “D. B. Lester / Grocer / Savannah Ga.” Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, bright yellow amber, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 11 1/4 inches; (1/4 inch chip and open bubble on base edge, professionally cleaned to original luster). Unlisted Brilliant and beautiful color. One of possibly two known examples. Extremely rare. $500-1,000

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37. Two Historical Flasks, “Traveler’s / Companion” - Star and “Traveler’s / Companion” - “Railroad / Guide”, probably Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, New York, 1843-1860. Shades of aquamarine, sheared mouths - iron pontil mark and tubular pontil scar, half pints. GXIV-7 and GXIV-9 Both flasks exhibit crisp mold impressions and attractive crudity. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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38. Early Freeblown Chestnut Bottle, probably a mid Atlantic glasshouse, 1750-1800. Medium yellow green, tooled flared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 6 1/8 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar to McK plate 224, #11 Crude glass with waves of miniscule bubbles and impurities. Unusual and early form. Fine condition. $400-800

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39. “J. L. Leavitt / Boston” Medicine Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Cylindrical, dark olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - iron pontil mark, ht. 8 3/8 inches. We previously sold an example with a “Cold Pressed / Castor Oil” label. Strong embossing. Fine condition. $300-600

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40. “Baltimore” And Monument - “Liberty / & / Union” Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GVI-3 Crisp and clean with strong embossing. Listed as very rare. Fine condition. $300-600

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41. Eagle And “W. Ihmsen’s / Glass.” - Sheaf Of Rye And “Agriculture” Historical Flask, W. Ihmsen, Williamsport Glass Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Clear light green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (somewhat weakened impression in shoulder of Eagle side). GII-10 Listed as rare. Beautiful brilliant glass. $600-1,200

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42. “Pat. Glass. Pail / Boston. Mass.” Base Embossed Jar, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 18811890. Figural milk pail form, brilliant peacock blue, ground mouth with applied tin collar and lid with wire handle - smooth base, ht. 4 3/8 inches. L #20 Beautiful bright color. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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43. Large Freeblown Chestnut Bottle, New England, 1783-1830. Medium yellow olive, applied round collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 10 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to KW fig.47 Attractive swirls of glass surround the bottle. Fine condition. $350-700

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44. “Champlain Spring / Alkaline Chalybeate / Highgate, VT.” Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, bright emerald green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, quart. T #V-5 A beautiful bottle with large and small bubbles, swirls of glass on the surface and just a hint of wear. Fine condition. $500-1,000

45. Two Freeblown Witch Balls, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1850-1870. Spherical, colorless with milk glass loopings and milk glass with rose loopings, pontil 45 scars, dia. 3 3/4 inches and 5 inches. Similar in form and construction to B/K #3227 and #3229 Visually appealing with quality workmanship. Fine condition. $300-600

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46. Eagle - Grapes Historical Flask, probably Coffin and Hay Manufactory, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1820-1840. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (potstone on the shield has 1/16 inch radiations). GII-56 Strong mold impression. Listed as rare. $200-400

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47. “J & I E M” Figural Ink Bottle, America, 1860-1875. Monitor form, bright light yellow amber with an olive tone, ground mouth - smooth base, ht. 1 3/4 inches, dia. 2 1/4 inches; (shallow 1/2 inch manufacturer’s grinding flake from mouth edge). C #626 Unusual and beautiful rich color. $400-800 48. Blown Three Mold Decanter, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Bulbous, deep yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 7 1/4 inches, pint; (potstone on base has shallow in manufacturing surface bruise). GIII-16 Numerous bubbles. Beautiful color with a bit more green than most examples. $400-800

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49. “H.P. Herb / Wild / Cherry / Bitters / Reading / Pa / Wild Cherry / (Tree) / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1870-1880. Square tall cabin form with roped corners, bright orange amber, tooled sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 10 inches; (some washable content residue, pinpoint flake from mouth edge). R/H #H-93 Retains partial cork in neck. Beautiful rare color. Crisp embossing. Fine condition. $300-600

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50. “Benjamin Franklin” And Bust - “T. W. Dyott, M.D.” And Bust Portrait Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Amethystine to light pink, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (light exterior high point wear, top of mouth has a resin coating to mask roughness). GI-96 Rare, beautiful color and strong mold impression. $1,000-2,000

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51. Freeblown Bowl, probably Congress and Empire Spring Company Glass Works, Saratoga, New York, 1870-1880. Cylindrical straight sided bowl form, medium bluish green, tooled mouth - pontil scar, ht. 3 1/8 inches, dia. 3 5/8 inches. Similar in form and construction to McK plate 69, top left Numerous small bubbles. Blown in a color identical to the Congress & Empire Spring Water bottles. Fine condition. $400-800

52. Large Case Gin Bottle, probably Holland, 1770-1800. Square tapered form, bright yellow olive, applied heavy collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 13 7/8 inches; (light interior stain). Similar in form and construction to AG plate 83, #4 Numerous small bubbles, many of which are swirled around the lower half of the bottle. Fine condition. Rare in this size. $500-1,000

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53. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle And “Keene” Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1830. Medium olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (some exterior high point wear). GIV-17 Crude “orange peel” exterior surface. Fine condition. $200-400 54. Large Lot Of Antique Bottle & Glass Related Magazines, Newspapers And Articles Along With Numerous Bottle Club Newsletters Compiled By Charles B. Gardner, 1930’s to 1970’s; (used condition). Interesting and useful information from one of the “pioneer” bottle collectors. $200-400

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55. “Myers’ / Rock Rose / New Haven” Medicine Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Rectangular with beveled corners, aquamarine, applied sloping collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 9 inches; (light interior content stain). AAM pg. 376 Bold embossing. Attractive whittled exterior surface. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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56. “Departed / Spirits.” Flint Enamel Pottery Figural Book Flask, Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-1858. Mottled light brown glaze with green highlights, ht. 5 1/2 inches; (crude manufacturer’s glaze drip at one corner). Similar in form and construction to Barret pg. 316 Unusual and beautiful colored glaze combination. Generally fine condition. $400-800

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57. “Bush’s / Smilax / Sarsaparilla” Medicine Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Rectangular with beveled corners, aquamarine, applied square collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 9 7/8 inches. AAM pg. 85 A big, beautiful whittled medicine bottle. Fine condition. $300-600

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58. Sunburst Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (some exterior high point wear mostly on the sunburst rays). GVIII-16 Numerous small bubbles. Fine condition. $400-800

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59. “S. W. Branch / Grocer / Savannah, Ga.” Strap Sided Whiskey Flask, America, 1860-1870. Medium amber, applied double collared mouth smooth base, pint; (potstone on reverse has minute legs, professionally cleaned). Beautiful bright color. $250-500

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60. Freeblown Covered Handled Mug, possibly a New York or Philadelphia area glasshouse, 1770-1790. Barrel form with applied strap handle and two wide bands of threading, cover has applied beehive form finial, colorless, tooled rim - pontil scar, ht. with cover 9 inches. Similar in form and construction to McK plate 35, #5 Quality craftsmanship on this early freeblown piece. Fine condition. $400-800

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61. “Geo. Gemenden / Savannah / Geo. / (Eagle)” Soda Water Bottle, America, 1845-1860. Cylindrical, bright blue green, applied heavy collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 7 3/8 inches; (professionally cleaned with remaining wear marks). Numerous small bubbles. Strong embossing and beautiful color. $500-1,000

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62. “ST / Drake’s / 1860 / Plantation / X / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square tall log cabin form, 6 logs, deep strawberry puce, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 inches. R/H #D-106 Highly whittled label panels. Beautiful rich color. Fine condition. $200-400

63. Two Umbrella Ink Bottles, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, bright orange amber and brilliant golden yellow with an olive tone, inward rolled mouth and sheared mouth - pontil scars, ht. 2 3/16 63 inches and 2 1/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to C # 129 and C #131 Each is a particularly beautiful example of its type. Fine condition. $500-1,000 64. “General Lafayette” And Bust - Eagle And “T.W.D” Portrait Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1824-1825. Bright aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (some light exterior high point wear). GI-91 Exceptionally brilliant glass with a crisp mold impression. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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65. Two “Middletown / Healing / Springs / Grays & Clark / Middletown VT” Mineral Water Bottles, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1860-1872. Cylindrical, bright yellow amber and yellow amber with an olive tone, applied sloping collared mouths with rings smooth bases, quarts. T #V-12 Both are excellent examples with one having “over the top” bubbles and whittle. Fine condition. $300-600

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66. Eagle - Morning Glory Historical Flask, America, 1840-1860. Very pale green with a vaseline tint, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GII-19 Appealing and unusual form. Listed as rare. Fine condition. $350-700 67. Early Mold Blown Telegraph Type Insulator, embossed “Patent” both vertically and horizontally, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1850-1872. Octagonal cone form with bulbous neck ring and molded screw mouth, deep olive 67 green, sheared mouth - smooth base, lgth. 5 5/8 inches. KW pg. 158 Found in a barn, retains washable interior and exterior residue. A rare and unusual product from the Willington Glass Works. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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68. “Rheumatic / (Tree) / Syrup / 1882 / R. S. Co / Rochester. N.Y.” Medicine Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square with beveled corners, medium amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 5/8 inches. AAM pg. 439 A quality example with bold embossing and no wear. Fine condition. $150-300

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69. Lot Of Four Historical Flasks, Washington Bust - Tree, “Union” and Clasped Hands - Eagle, Soldier and “Balt. MD” - Dancer and “Chapman” and commemorative Charles Gardner flask, America and Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1870 and 1973. Aquamarine and milk glass, sheared and applied mouths with rings - three are pontiled, pints and quarts; (light exterior high point wear). GI-35, GXII-1, GXIII-12 and MW pg. 706 Strong mold impressions. Fine condition. $400-800

70. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the right, 36 ribs, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 17831830. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 6 inches; (light exterior high point wear, 1/4 inch fissure at mid body on side, potstone on base has miniscule radiations). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 88, #11 Beautiful pattern and color. $300-600

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71. “Lafayette” And Bust - Liberty Cap Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1824-1825. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (some exterior high point wear). GI-86 Numerous small bubbles. Attractive bright color. Fine condition. $600-1,200 72. Pair Of Pressed Glass Vases, New England Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1840-1860. Elongated loop pattern, hexagonal bowl, standard and base, brilliant peacock blue, flaring gaufered rims - smooth bases, ht. 10 inches and 10 1/4 inches; (each has chips from base and base edges). Similar in form and construction to “American Glass 1760-1930”, #732 Unusual and beautiful color. Appealing forms and sizes. $1,000-2,000 Auction 132 | Page 11


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73. Cathedral Pickle Jar, America, 1860-1880. Square with beveled corners and fancy cathedral arches, aquamarine, applied round collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 7/8 inches; (3/16 inch fissure on panel edge). Similar to Z pg. 456, top right Bright and clean. $100-200

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74. Freeblown Chestnut Bottle, New England, 1783-1830. Bright olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 6 3/8 inches. Similar in form and construction to KW fig. 47, right Numerous small bubbles. Beautiful color. Fine condition. $200-400

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75. Sheaf Of Wheat - “Westford Glass Co.” Pictorial Flask, Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1860-1873. Bright yellow olive, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint; (light exterior high point wear, 3/8 inch manufacturer’s cooling fissure in applied mouth). GXIII-35 Attractive bright color. Crisp embossing. $150-300

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76. Two “Congress & Empire Spring Co / Hotchkiss’ Son / C / New York / Saratoga. N.Y.” Mineral Water Bottles, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, deep yellow olive and yellow green, applied sloping collared mouths with rings - smooth bases, pints; (yellow olive example has some washable content residue, light exterior high point wear). T #C-15B Beautiful colors. Strong embossing. Fine condition. $300-600 77. Lot Of Three Soda Water Bottles, “(Eagle)” Reverse Plain, “Geo. Gemenden / Savannah / Geo / (Eagle)” and “John Ryan / Excelsior / Mineral Water / Savannah Ga / 1859 / Union Glass Works / Phila / This Bottle / Is / Never Sold”, America and Union Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1845-1860. Cylindrical, blue green and cobalt blue, applied heavy collared mouths - two are iron pontiled, half pints; (all have been professionally cleaned with remaining wear marks 77 and blemishes). Early bottles with beautiful colors. One is commonly referred to as the “Charleston Eagle”. $300-600

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78. “George Noar / Louisville KY. / Bourbon C’Oy / Whisky” Handled Jug, America, 1845-1860. Inverted pear form with applied handle, medium amber, applied round collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 8 3/4 inches; (1/8 inch flake from mouth edge). Bold embossing. Highly whittled exterior surface. Rare and beautiful. $500-1,000

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79. Two Umbrella Ink Bottles, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, golden amber and medium yellow olive, sheared mouth and inward rolled mouth - pontil scars, ht. 2 1/4 inches and 2 1/2 inches; (golden example has shallow 1/4 inch flake from base edge). Similar in form and construction to C #129 and C #131 Beautiful bright colors with each showing some crudity. $400-800 80. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Masonic Arch And Emblems Historical Flask, America, 1815-1830. Blue green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (some light exterior high point wear). GIV-28 Highly detailed mold impression vividly showing the numerous raised dots. Fine condition. $400-800

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81. “John B. Davids & Co / ‘Crown Brand’ / Inks & Mucilage / New York” Master Ink Bottle, America, 1870-1880. Cylindrical, bright yellow amber with a strong orange tone, tooled flared mouth - smooth base, ht. 7 1/2 inches; (professionally cleaned with remaining wear marks). Unlisted Unusual and attractive flaring mouth. Whittled and crude. $200-400

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82. Double Eagle Historical Flask, possibly Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Brilliant sapphire blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (large bubble has 1/8 inch opening in cover glass, 1/2 inch fissure in that bubble and medial rib). GII-24 A beautifully colored flask which displays as if it were perfect. $3,000-6,000

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83. Pressed Glass Oil Lamp, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1840-1860. Octagonal paneled font attached with wafer to monument base, frosted globe with cut floral decorations, colorless, ht. 19 inches; (shallow 3/16 inch flake from base corner). Similar in form and construction to B/K #2098 Generally fine condition with original parts. A beautiful early lamp. $200-400

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84. Wide Mouth Utility Jar, New England, 1820-1850. Cylindrical, medium olive amber, tooled flared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 inches, dia. 3 1/4 inches; (spider crack on side has 1/4 inch legs). Similar in form and construction to KW fig. 149 A good early New England jar in an appealing size and color. Highly whittled exterior surface. $500-1,000

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85. Figural Cologne Bottle(s), probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1860-1888. In the form of binoculars, cobalt blue bottles with brass fittings, ground mouths - smooth bases, ht. 2 3/4 inches; (light surface patina on metal, one bottle has 3/8 inch manufacturer’s flake from mouth edge). Unusual and rare form. Fine condition. $350-700

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86. “C. P. Connery / Liquors / Savannah, Ga.” Strap Sided Whiskey Flask, America, 1880-1890. Pale greenish aquamarine, tooled double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint. Bold embossing. A crisp and clean little flask. Fine condition. $150-300

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87. Clasped Hands And “Union” With Masonic Symbol - Eagle Historical Flask, Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 18601875. Bright yellow amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, quart; (1/8 inch surface bubble to left of shield has a disturbance of the cover glass). GIV-38 A great example with a strong mold impression and whittled surface. Fine condition from a Maine attic. $1,000-2,000

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88. Freeblown Chestnut Bottle, New England, 1783-1830. Light olive yellow, applied round collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 3/16 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar to KW fig. 47 Appealing smaller size and brilliant color. Fine condition. $150-300

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89. Eagle - “Westford / Glass / Co” Historical Flask, Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1860-1873. Medium orange amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint; (1/4 inch flake from mouth edge, 1 inch manufacturer’s fissure in neck). GII-65 Unusual long neck and applied mouth. A crudely manufactured flask with numerous large and small bubbles. $150-300

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90. Mallet Wine Bottle, probably Belgium, 1730-1750. Cylindrical, bright olive yellow, sheared mouth with string rim - pontil scar, ht. 6 1/4 inches, greatest dia. 4 1/2 inches; (light interior and exterior haze, manufacturing roughness on mouth edge, partially formed bubble on exterior surface). Similar in form and construction to AG pg. 171, #2 Appealing smaller size and form. Beautiful lighter color. $400-800

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91. Two Blown Three Mold Decanters, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1820-1840. Cylindrical with tapered shoulders, colorless and colorless with a gray tint, tooled flared mouths - pontil scars, ht. 8 1/2 inches and 9 1/8 inches; (GIII-5 has 1/4 inch open bubble near base). GIII-5 and GIII-20 Nice strong mold impressions. Appealing sizes and forms. $300-600

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92. Two Mineral Water Bottles, “Hathorn Spring / Saratoga. N.Y” and “Saratoga Seltzer Water”, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, medium blue green and dark olive amber, collared mouths - smooth bases, half pint and pint; (light exterior high point wear, half pint has light interior stain). T #S-51B and T #S-33B The half pint is listed as scarce. $150-300

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93. Eagle - “Willington / Glass, Co” Historical Flask, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1860-1872. Medium yellow olive, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GII-64 A beautiful bright color with many bubbles. Fine condition. $200-400

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94. Pattern Molded Globular Bottle, 24 ribs swirled to the left, a Zanesville glasshouse, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1840. Globular, bright golden amber, outward rolled mouth - pontil scar, ht. 7 3/4 inches, greatest dia. 5 1/4 inches; (light exterior high point wear at mid body, light washable content residue). Similar in form and construction to MW color plate V, #1 Wonderful “see through” glass and beautiful color. Fine condition. $400-800 95. Two Cone Ink Bottles, America, 1840-1860. Inverted cone forms, light sapphire blue and bright yellow amber, inward rolled mouths - tubular pontil scars, ht. 2 3/8 inches; (both have been professionally 95 cleaned, blue example has some residue under the rolled lip). Similar in form and construction to C #11 and C #23 Beautiful bright colors. Blue example has highly whittled exterior surface. Fine condition. $350-700 96. Eagle - Grapes Historical Flask, possibly Coffin and Hay Manufactory, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1836-1847. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (light exterior high point wear, one grape has 1/8 inch surface bruise). GII-55 Appealing form and size. Strong mold impression. $200-400

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97. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium grayish topaz, applied square collared mouth smooth base, ht. 9 1/8 inches; (light exterior high point wear, 1 inch area of minor mouth edge roughness). R/H #G-101 Beautiful color. Attractive whittled exterior surface. Fine condition. $350-700

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98. Eagle - “Coffin & Hay / Hammonton” And Stag Historical Flask, Coffin and Hay Manufactory, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1836-1847. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear, manufacturer’s pontil flake along base edge). GII-50 Strong mold impression. A crisp and bright little flask. $300-600 99. Two Early Lettered Flasks, Star and “Traveler’s / Companion” - Star and “Ravenna / Glass Co.”, Ravenna Glass Company, Ravenna, Ohio, 1845-1860. Aquamarine and light blue green, applied double collared mouth and applied mouth with ring - iron pontil 99 marks, pints. GXIV-2 Interesting to note the difference in mouth treatments. Each has bold embossing. Fine condition. $400-800

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100. Freeblown Chestnut Bottle, New England, 1783-1830. Brilliant olive yellow, applied round collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 9 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to KW fig. 47 Beautiful color with ribbons of tiny bubbles in the glass. Fine condition. $350-700

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101. Fancy Freeblown Mug, probably a Pittsburgh glasshouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Cylindrical with applied handle and tooled circular foot, milk glass with profuse blue and red swag decorations, applied cobalt string rim - pontil scar, ht. 4 1/8 inches; (1/8 inch open bubble on applied rim, applied handle has manufacturer’s fissure at lower attachment). Similar workmanship and techniques can be seen on PG pg. 100 Beautiful form and quality craftsmanship. Rare. $250-500

102. Pressed Glass Tulip Vase, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1845-1865. Octagonal tulip form attached with wafer to an octagonal base, cobalt blue with strong violet tones, tooled rim - smooth base, ht. 9 7/8 inches; (two shallow chips on base, the largest being 1/2 inch, several shallow flakes from base edge panels). Similar in form and construction to B/K #3021 Type b A striking color which changes with different lighting conditions. Beautiful and classic form. $1,000-2,000

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103. “White Cross / Aromatic Schnapps / Lucas Lock & Co / Agents, Sydney / Purest And Best / Made In Holland” Liquor Bottle, probably Australia, 1860-1880. Square with beveled corners, medium yellow olive, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 5/8 inches. Bold embossing and bright color. Fine condition. $150-300 104. Eagle - Cornucopia Historical Flask, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Deep aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (1/2 inch fissure near tip of cornucopia, 1/16 inch flake from mouth edge). GII-69 A scarce early flask with a fancy mold design. $200-400

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105. Stag And “Good Game” - Willow Tree Pictorial Flask, probably Coffin and Hay Manufactory, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1836-1847. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear, 1/2 inch area of manufacturing roughness on mouth edge). GX-1 Listed as comparatively scarce. Strong embossing. Fine condition. $250-500

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106. “Bourbon Whiskey / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, brilliant copper puce, applied square collared mouth smooth base, ht. 9 1/8 inches; (3/4 inch chip and 1/8 inch flake from mouth edge, 1/8 inch bubble has loss of cover glass). R/H #B-171 Beautiful bright color. Unusual in that the bottle is flattened in the area of the embossing. $300-600

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107. “By / A A Cooley / Hartford / Con” Blacking Bottle, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1830-1848. Oval, medium olive green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 4 3/4 inches. KW fig. 148 Great color and condition with strong embossing. $300-600

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108. Clasped Hands And “Union / No 2” - Eagle Historical Flask, probably Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Bright yellow green, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, quart; (1/2 inch mouth chip has resin repair, shallow 1/2 inch open bubble near mold seam). GXII-7 Beautiful color and strong mold impression. $300-600

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109. Freeblown Flip Glass, probably a Zanesville glasshouse, Zanesville, Ohio, 1840-1860. Cylindrical flaring to rim, bright yellow amber, tooled rim - pontil scar, ht. 8 1/4 inches, base dia. 3 1/4 inches, rim dia. 6 inches; (light interior haze). Similar in form and construction to PG plate 28, #4 Unusual size and color for this form. Fine condition. $400-800

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110. “Oldridges / Balm / Of Columbia / For Restoring / Hair” Medicine Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Rectangular with chamfered corners, aquamarine, tooled flared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 5 1/8 inches; (5/8 inch base edge fissure). Retains 90% original label showing Indian squaw. Bold embossing. $250-500

111. Two Umbrella Ink Bottles, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, brilliant olive yellow and rich aquamarine with olive yellow striations, inward rolled mouth and sheared mouth - pontil scar and smooth base, ht. 2 3/8 inches; (aquamarine example has been professionally 111 cleaned). Similar in form and construction to C #129 Aquamarine example is extremely crude with many bubbles. Olive yellow example has interesting chunk of glass pushed into base edge. $300-600 112. “Lafayette” And Bust - Liberty Cap Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1824-1825. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear, 1/16 inch flake from mouth edge). GI-86 A very crude flask with many impurities and bubbles. Beautiful color. $600-1,200

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113. Flint Enamel Pottery Tulip Vase, Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, 1849-1858. Octagonal trumpet form with octagonal base, mottled light brown glaze with blue green highlights, ht. 9 1/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to Barret pg. 146 Fine condition. Beautiful multi colored glaze. $500-1,000

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114. Eagle - Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1856-1860. Bright blue green, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (shallow 1/4 inch open bubble on shoulder, 3/4 inch flake from mouth edge). GII-68 Beautiful color and crisp mold impression. $600-1,200

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115. Early Freeblown Bowl, probably New York state, 18201840. Cylindrical flaring to rim, greenish aquamarine, tooled rim - pontil scar, ht. 4 3/4 inches, base dia. 6 inches, rim dia. 9 inches; (two potstones have slight radiations, minor interior stain). Similar in form and construction to PG fig. 28, bottom left Graceful form and appealing color. $250-500

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116. Pitkin Type Flask, 36 ribs swirled to the right, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1783-1830. Brilliant golden yellow topaz, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear, 1/16 inch base edge flake). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 88, #9 Beautiful bright color. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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117. “Lynch & Clarke / New York” Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Cylindrical, medium olive amber, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - pontil scar, pint; (exterior high point wear). T #C-2B Type 1 A crude example in a brighter color than most. Fine condition. $300-600

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118. Onion Wine Bottle, probably Holland, 1720-1750. Cylindrical, medium blue green, sheared mouth with string rim - pontil scar, ht. 7 1/8 inches, greatest dia. 5 1/4 inches; (bubble on base, exterior wear and scratches). Similar in form and construction to AG pg. 121 A great color for this form. Numerous attractive bubbles. $200-400

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119. “Finn Bros / Liquors / Savannah, Ga.” Strap Sided Whiskey Flask, America, 1870-1880. Bluish aquamarine, tooled outward rolled mouth - smooth base embossed “A G Co”, half pint; (professionally cleaned). Unusual mouth tooling. Rare. $150-300

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120. Eagle - “Willington / Glass, Co” Historical Flask, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1860-1873. Medium olive amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, quart. GII-61 A highly whittled exterior surface, numerous bubbles and a strong mold impression help make this one a beauty. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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121. “Washington” And Bust - “Jackson” And Bust Portrait Flask, New England, 1830-1850. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-32 A crude flask with an attractive and unusual “orange peel” exterior surface. Fine condition. $300-600

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122. “Baker’s / Orange Grove / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 18601880. Square with roped corners and arched shoulders, medium orange amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/2 inches; (professionally cleaned to original luster). R/H #B-9 Unusual interior “birdswing” of glass near base. Fine condition. $400-800

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123. Antique Turner Brothers Whiskey Bottle Related Tintype Photograph, early image of men sitting at a table with playing cards and a Turner Brothers whiskey bottle, America, 1860-1880. Rectangular fancy gutta percha case, reddish brown exterior, red velvet and brass interior, approximate ht. 4 inches, wdth. 5 inches. Rare with a recognizable early bottle. Fine condition. $300-600

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124. Eagle - Lyre Historical Flask, possibly Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Bluish aquamarine, sheared mouth pontil scar, pint. GII-22 Listed as rare. Beautiful and unusual mold. Fine condition. $800-1,600

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125. “Gotham Packing Co. / New York / Mince Meat” Paper Labeled Fruit Jar, America, 1895-1915. Cylindrical, aquamarine, ground mouth with lid gasket and metal closure - smooth base embossed “Safety Valve / Patd May 21 1895”, quart; (1/4 inch manufacturer’s chip from mouth edge covered by closure, minor rusting on metal closure, minor loss to neck label). L #2538 Retains partial neck label. Fine condition. $100-200

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126. Large Case Gin Bottle, probably Holland, 1770-1800. Square tapered form, bright yellow olive, applied heavy collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 13 3/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to AG plate 83, #4 Beautiful bright color with both large and small bubbles. Fine condition. Rare in this size. $500-1,000 127. Two Historical Flasks, Cornucopia - Urn and Sheaf of Wheat “Westford Glass Co / Westford / Conn”, New England, 1830-1873. Yellow olive and medium amber, sheared mouth and applied double collared mouth - pontil scar and smooth base, half pints; (GIII-10 has pinpoint flake from mouth edge, GXIII-37 has 1/8 inch base edge and 127 mouth chips and has been professionally cleaned). GIII-10 and GXIII-37 Beautiful and unusual color for the Cornucopia flask. $200-400 128. “Margaret Brown / August 16th / 1852” Stippled Black Glass Bottle, probably Alloa Glass Works, Alloa, Scotland, circa 1852. Bulbous, dark olive green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - pontil scar, ht. 10 3/4 inches, greatest dia. 8 5/8 inches. Similar to AG plate 271, #1 Large and detailed decorations of trees and flowers. Big and beautiful! Fine condition. $600-1,200

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129. “Pat. Glass. Pail / Boston. Mass.” Base Embossed Jar, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 18811890. Figural milk pail form, brilliant vaseline, finely ground mouth with applied tin collar and lid with wire handle - smooth base, ht. 4 1/2 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch flake from base edge). L#20 Lid reads “Adlam Patent Pail”. Fantastic bright color that varies in different light conditions from light yellow to vaseline. No surface wear. $600-1,200

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130. Columbia Bust - Eagle And “B & W” Historical Flask, America, 1820-1840. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (just a hint of exterior high point wear). GI-121 Highly detailed mold impression. Listed as comparatively scarce. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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131. Two Freeblown Witch Balls, possibly Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1850-1872. Spherical, yellow amber and olive amber, pontil scars, dia. 5 inches and 6 3/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to KW fig. 95, right These items were often used as jar or pitcher covers. Fine condition. $250-500 132. Freeblown Decanter, probably a mid Atlantic glasshouse, 1820-1840. Cylindrical tapered body with three applied neck rings, greenish aquamarine, applied round collared mouth pontil scar, ht. 8 inches. Early and unusual form. Fine condition. $300-600

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133. Sunburst Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GVIII-16 An interesting glob of darker glass on one side. Numerous bubbles. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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134. Early Blown Decanter With Pewter Cap, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1850-1870. Tapered octagonal form with neck ring, amethyst, ground mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 7/8 inches; (1/4 inch manufacturer’s chip from mouth edge, pewter closure has blemishes). Beautiful color. Fine condition. $300-600

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135. “BP & B” Scroll Flask, Bakewell, Page & Bakewell, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1830-1850. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (1/16 inch flake from mouth edge). GIX-38a Brilliant glass with a strong mold impression. Listed as scarce. $400-800

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136. Freeblown Chestnut Bottle, New England, 1783-1830. Light olive yellow, applied round collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar to KW fig. 47 Attractive New England color with many small bubbles. Fine condition. $200-400

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137. Onion Wine Bottle, probably Holland, 1720-1750. Cylindrical, medium olive amber, sheared mouth with string rim - pontil scar, ht. 7 3/8 inches, greatest dia. 5 3/8 inches; (light exterior surface wear). Similar in form and construction to AG pg. 121 A fine example with an excellent exterior surface condition. $200-400

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138. Freeblown Witch Ball, probably Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1850-1870. Spherical, colorless with white and pink stripes, pontil scar, dia. 4 1/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to B/K #3227 Unusual and delicate decoration. Fine condition. $200-400

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139. “Saratoga High Rock Spring / 1767 / (Rock) / C & W / Saratoga N Y” Mineral Water Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Cylindrical, dark emerald green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (unusual manufacturer’s tooling marks on each side of the embossing at the mold seams, light exterior high point wear). T #S-38B Attractive bold embossing. Beautiful rich color. Listed as scarce to rare. $500-1,000

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140. Double Eagle Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1830-1848. Medium olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (shallow 1/8 inch flake from base edge, light exterior high point wear). GII-71 Attractive “earthy” New England color. $200-400

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141. “Washington” And Bust - “Jackson” And Bust Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1830-1848. Bright yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-34 Beautiful color. Fine condition. Ex Dr. Burton Spiller collection. $200-400

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142. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the right, 19 ribs, probably Midwest America, 1820-1830. Medium forest green, sheared mouth pontil scar, ht. 6 1/4 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 89, #1 A crudely formed flask with an unusual color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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143. “Carter & / Wilson / Manuf’s / Boston / Soda & Mineral / Water’s” Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Cylindrical, aquamarine, applied sloping collared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 6 3/4 inches; (two 1/4 inch and one 1/8 inch chips from mouth edge, two potstones have several radiations, professionally cleaned). A rare soda water bottle with the tubular pontil scar. $200-400 144. Eagle - Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1860-1866. Aquamarine, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, half pint; (1/8 inch flake from base edge). GII-67 Crisp and clean with a strong mold impression and crudely applied mouth. $350-700

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