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Auction 187 Bidding Begins May 18, 2020 Closing May 27, 2020

The Collection of Russell & Doris Evitt

A Select Absentee Auction of Historical Flasks, Early Glass, Bitters, Inks, Black Glass, Pottery, Whiskeys & More


Rare and Desirable Masonic Flasks

Lot 1, Lot 64, and Lot 89


Auction 187 The Russell & Doris Evitt Collection A Select Absentee Auction of Historical Flasks, Early Glass, Bitters, Inks, Black Glass, Pottery, Whiskeys & More Auction Start Date: May 18, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. Eastern Time Auction Closing Date: May 27, 2020 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 BB B/K C D DG G G GW H JK JLM JT K KW L Lee L/P McK MW N Na NCH NCH II Neal P PG PME R/H RD SVR T TH U WB 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. A.M. Bininger Bottles, Jim Bender, 2017. The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Raymond Barlow and Joan Kaiser, 1989. Ink Bottles and Inkwells, William Covill, 1971. American Sarsaparilla Bottles, John DeGrafft, 1980. American Stoneware Bottles: A History and Study, David Graci, 1995. (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. The Glass Industry in Boston, Joan Kaiser, 2009. TeaKettle Ink Price and Reference Guide, Joe L. Mathews Jr., 2016. 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. A Rare Collection of Keene & Stoddard Glass, Lyman and Sally Lane and Joan Pappas, 1970. 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. Early CT Soda Proprietors & Their Bottles, William G. Beckett, 2018. Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces, Betty Zumwalt, 1980.

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An iconic flask featuring a strong Masonic motif; an excellent addition to any collection.

1. Crossed Keys And Star - Masonic Emblem Historical Flask, probably Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (just a hint of exterior high point wear). GIV-30, H #2865 and H color plate VII This iconic flask is extremely rare with five or six examples known. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $30,000-60,000

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2. “John / Winn Jr.” Sealed Black Glass Wine Bottle, H. Ricketts and Company Glass Works, Bristol, England, 1825-1830. Cylindrical, deep yellow olive, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - pontil scarred base embossed “H. Ricketts & Co / Glass Works Bristol”, ht. 9 inches, dia. 3 11/16 inches; (3/8 inch bubble near base has a disturbance of the cover glass, light exterior high point wear). ASB-3 pg. 1295 Shoulder is faintly embossed “Patent”. Burton’s reference mentions an American connection. Fine condition. $ 600-1,200

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3. Double Eagle Historical Flask, Kensington Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Medium bluish green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GII-40 A clean, heavy flask with a crisp mold impression and beautiful rich color. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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5 4. Cornucopia - Urn Pictorial Flask, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, 1849-1860. Bright yellowish amber, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint. GIII-17 Extremely rare color. No amber examples have been sold at public auction in many years. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000 5. Umbrella Ink Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1840-1860. Octagonal, medium olive yellow, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 2 1/4 inches, dia. 2 3/8 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch flake on edge of base). L/P plate 9, #6 Fine condition. $150-300

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6. Cathedral Pickle Jar, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1845-1860. Square with beveled corners and fancy cathedral arches, medium blue green, tooled round collared mouth - iron pontil mark, ht. 8 inches; (shallow 1/4 inch flake from inner edge of mouth). Similar in form and construction to Z pg. 456, top right Strong mold impression and bright exterior surface. Fine condition. $1,200-2,400

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7. Columbia Bust And “Kensington” - Eagle And “Union. Co” Portrait Flask, Kensington Union Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18201840. Colorless with a grayish hue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (mouth circumference has been subtly polished). GI-117 A very rare flask with a strong mold impression and a rare color. Fine condition. The goddess Columbia personifies our United States and liberty. $1,000-2,000

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8. Clasped Hands And “Waterford” - Eagle Historical Flask, Waterford Glass Works, Waterford, New Jersey, 1860-1870. Yellow, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, quart; (1/8 inch chip on top edge of mouth). GXII-2 The only Clasped Hands flask mold thought to be from an eastern glasshouse. Bold embossing and a wonderful bright color. Fine condition. $600-1,200 9. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium yellowish green with a strong gingerale tone, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches; (2 inches at side of mouth have been polished to remove a chip, top edge of mouth has also been polished, light exterior wear and scratches around mid body). R/H #G-101 An unusual color. $400-800

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10. “Washington” And Bust - “Baltimore Glass Works” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1830-1850. Light sapphire blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light to moderate exterior high point wear, 1/2 inch manufacturer’s pontil scar flake comes to the edge of the base). GI-18 An extremely rare color for this mold and an interesting long neck. Fine condition. $6,000-12,000

11. “Genl Taylor” And Bust - “Fells Point / Balto” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1850. Light to medium amethyst with deeper striations, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (light to moderate interior haze, 1 1/8 inch manufacturer’s pontil scar flake along edge of base on the Monument side). GI-73 Rare color. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $7,500-15,000

12. Cannon And “Genl Taylor Never Surrenders” - “A / Little / More / Grape / Capt Bragg” Historical Flask, probably Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Medium to deep yellowish olive green, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (1/4 inch open surface bubble on edge of base, light exterior high point wear). GX-4 A rare color for this flask. Attractive embossing. Fine condition. $3,000-6,000

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13. Eagle - Oak Tree And “Liberty” Historical Flask, America, 18201840. Light yellowish green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GII-60 A bright little gem with no high point wear and crisp embossing. Fine condition. $700-1,400

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14. “Baker’s / Orange Grove / Bitters” Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square with roped corners, bright pinkish puce with some deeper striations, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/2 inches; (interior surface bubble on top left shoulder of reverse has partial loss of cover glass, 1/8 inch flake on top edge of mouth). R/H #B-9 Bold embossing with a beautiful and rare color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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15. Umbrella Ink Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, medium yellow olive, inward folded mouth - pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2 inches, dia. 2 1/2 inches; (1/8 inch chip on edge of indented base ring). Similar in form and construction to C #143 A large “birdswing” of glass connects two interior panels to the base. Fine condition. $200-400

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16. Sunburst Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (just a hint of exterior high point wear). GVIII-3 An exceptional example in a beautiful, light color. Fine condition. $750-1,500

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17. Prospector And “For Pike’s Peak” - Hunter Shooting Deer Historical Flask, probably Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio, 1860-1870. Bright orange amber, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (1/2 inch chip with 1/8 inch radiation and pinpoint surface bruise on edge of base, large interior bubble with partial loss of cover glass). GXI-50 A scarce color for this mold. $500-1,000

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18. “Wharton’s / Whisky / 1850 / Chesnut Grove” Whiskey Pocket Flask, America, 1860-1870. Flattened teardrop form, light to medium cobalt blue with some deeper striations, applied square collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 5 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear). H #2388 An attractive shading of color. Fine condition. $300-600

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19. Pitkin Type Flask, 36 ribs swirled to the left, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1783-1830. Medium olive yellow, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 1/4 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch flake on top edge of mouth, light exterior high point wear near the base). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 88, #6 Simple and elegant. Fine condition. $400-800 20. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Light to medium claret, sheared mouth - smooth base, pint; (tiny potstone on Washington’s forehead shows two 1/16 inch legs, two 1/8 inch flakes on top edge of mouth). GI-38 A beautiful color which is a bit deeper on one side. $1,000-2,000

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21. “Mohawk Whiskey / Pure / Rye” - “Patented / Feb. 11 / 1868” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1868-1880. In the form of an Indian maiden, bright golden amber shading to almost pure yellow with gold painted details, inward folded mouth - smooth base, ht. 12 3/8 inches; (1/8 inch chip on top edge of mouth, minor loss and wear to paint). H #2601 and color plate XV A seldom seen figural bottle with much of the original paint intact including a battle axe on the shield. $2,000-4,000

22. “A.M. Bininger & Co. / 19 Broad St. / N.Y.” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a cannon barrel, medium yellowish amber, rough sheared mouth with partial lead foil seal - smooth base, ht. 12 5/8 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch flake on top edge of mouth, minor loss and wear to label). BB #BPK-30 A highly graphic label reads “Choice Old / Wheat / Whiskey” and depicts two handled whiskey jugs, two whiskey cylinders and a wicker covered demijohn surrounded by wheat stalks. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

23. “A.M. Bininger & Co / No 19 Broad St New-York.” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of an urn with applied solid handle, medium amber shading to almost yellow in the mouth and shoulder area, tooled, inward folded rim - smooth base, ht. 9 inches. BB #BPK-27 A handsome, highly whittled example with bold embossing. Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

24. “A.M. Bininger & Co / No 19 Broad St New-York” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of an urn with a raised panel on the reverse, brilliant golden yellow, wide tooled flared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 inches. BB #BPK-28 Exceptional color. One of the finest examples known. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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25. Scroll Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1845-1860. Medium cobalt blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GIX-10 Bold mold impression and rich color. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000 26. Scroll Flask, America, 1845-1860. Medium yellowish olive green, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, half pint; (3/16 inch chip on top edge of mouth). GIX-34 Strong mold impression and unusual color. Fine condition. $1,200-2,400 27. Scroll Flask, America, 1845-1860. Brilliant yellowish golden amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GIX-34a Fine condition. $1,000-2,000 28. Scroll Flask, America, 1845-1860. Clear light yellowish green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (pinpoint surface bruise on edge of base, light exterior high point wear). GIX-37 Eggshell thin glass and a delicate color. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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29. Scroll Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1845-1860. Brilliant medium yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (shallow 1/2 inch flake on top edge of mouth). GIX-14 A stunning combination of color and bubbles. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000 30. Scroll Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1845-1860. Bright yellow with an olive tone, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (light overall patchy haze, light exterior high point wear). GIX-2 Fine condition. $600-1,200 31. Scroll Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1845-1860. Brilliant medium yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GIX-14 An extremely rare color. Fine condition. Ex George S. McKearin collection, ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $1,000-2,000 32. Scroll Flask, probably Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1845-1860. Light to medium sapphire blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (two manufacturing fire polished flakes on outer edge of mouth, the largest being 1/4 inch, light exterior high point wear). GIX-10 Fine condition. $500-1,000


33. “Lafayette” And Bust - Masonic Arch And Emblems Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1824-1825. Medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-83 A very rare flask. Numerous small bubbles and strong mold impression. Fine condition. $6,000-12,000

34. “Lafayette” And Bust - Masonic Arch And Emblems Portrait Flask, Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, 18241825. Medium to deep yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light to moderate exterior high point wear and fine scratches). GI-89 A very rare flask. Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

35. “Lafayette” And Bust - Masonic Arch And Emblems Portrait Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1824-1825. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-84 An extremely rare flask. Fine condition. $6,000-12,000

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36. “Jno / Ayre / 1788” Sealed Black Glass Wine Bottle, probably England, circa 1788. Cylindrical, medium to deep olive green, tooled mouth with applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 9 7/8 inches, dia. 4 1/2 inches; (several chips on top edge of mouth, the largest being 3/8 inch, light interior haze, light exterior high point wear). Unlisted in Burton’s text A rare applied seal bottle. $600-1,200

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37. “Our Choice / Cleve & Steve / November 8th 92 / March 4th 93” And Busts - Rooster Portrait Flask, America, 1892-1893. Half barrel form, bright yellow with a golden hue, tooled sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, half pint. GI-124 An extremely rare color. Fine condition. $600-1,200

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38. Eagle And “Pittsburgh / PA” - Eagle Historical Flask, Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Medium to deep blue green, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, quart. GII-101 An extremely rare and unusual color for this flask. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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39. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium apricot, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/8 inches. R/H #G-101 Fine condition. $300-600

40. Pitkin Type Inkwell, ribbed and swirled to the left, 36 ribs, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1783-1830. Conical, medium forest green, disc mouth - pontil scar, ht. 1 5/8 inches, greatest dia. 2 5/16 inches; (the outer rim of the disc mouth has been 40 chipped away, 1/8 inch flake on top edge of shoulder, light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to C #1142 $300-600

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41. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle And “J. Shepard & Co / Zanesville / Ohio” Historical Flask, J. Shepard and Company, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1830. Light yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GIV-32 A rare color for this Masonic flask. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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42. “Keen” - “P & W” Sunburst Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1830. Medium olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GVIII-10 and H #52 Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $300-600 43. Pattern Molded Pocket Flask, expanded 10 diamond pattern, probably a Zanesville glasshouse, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1840. Brilliant bluish aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 4 3/4 inches, wdth. 3 3/8 inches; (light interior haze in base, light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 91, #3 Brilliant glass clarity and a very strong mold impression. Fine condition. $ 1,000-2,000

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44. Anna Pottery Whiskey Pig, Anna Pottery, Anna, Illinois, 1870-1880. In the form of an anatomically correct male pig, dark brown Albany slip glaze with painted black and yellow eyes, lgth. 7 5/8 inches, ht. 3 3/8 inches, wdth. 2 5/8 inches; (5/16 inch chip on tip of one ear.). The left side of the pig is incised “St. Louis the future Capital / Latest and most Reliable / Railroad and River Guide / with a little good old Rye in -”. Starting at the neck, the right side and belly are incised “Chicago / Miss. River / Sandoval / Odin / Centralia / Ashley / DuQuoin / Grand Tower / Carbondale / Anna Pottery / Mounds / Cairo / Ohio River / Cincinnati the ancient / Porkopolis”. $2,500-5,000

45. “N / Tredcroft / 1784” Sealed Black Glass Wine Bottle, England, probably early 19th century. Cylindrical, medium olive green, tooled mouth with heavy applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 10 7/8 inches, dia. 3 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear). ASB-2 pg. 782 Possibly made to commemorate the birth of Nathaniel Tredcroft. Base is engraved “M26187WB”. Fine condition. $600-1,200

46. Shaft And Globe Wine Bottle, England, 1660-1675. Bulbous with a long neck, bright olive green, sheared mouth with applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 8 3/8 inches, greatest dia. 5 inches; (heavy exterior wear and scratches at midbody and base area, several chips on edge of mouth, the largest being 3/8 inch). Similar in form and construction to AG plate 6, #3 A fine example of an early, rare English wine bottle. $3,000-6,000

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47. Monument And “Balto” - Sloop And “Fells / Point” Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Brilliant lime green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (moderate exterior high point wear). GVI-2 Rare color. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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48. Pattern Molded Pocket Flask, expanded 10 diamond pattern, probably a Zanesville glasshouse, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1840. Deep root beer amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 3/8 inches, wdth. 3 3/4 inches; (light to moderate exterior high point wear and scratches). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 91, #3 Attractive form and size with a pronounced mold pattern. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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49. Blown Three Mold Inkwell, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Cylindrical, deep yellow olive, disc mouth - pontil scar, ht. 1 11/16 inches, dia. 1 15/16 inches; (pinpoint surface bruise on top edge). GII-18c and C #1188 Fine condition. $200-400

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50. Eagle - Cornucopia Historical Flask, probably Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Bluish aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (just a hint of exterior high point wear). GII-69 A bold impression and attractive mold design. Fine condition. $400-800

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51. “Bininger’s / (Clock Face) / Regulator / 19 Broad St New York.” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1850-1860. In the form of a clock, medium yellowish amber, applied double collared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 3/4 inches; (light interior haze). BB #BPK-38 and GXIII-87 Fine condition. $300-600

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52. Bennington Pottery Coachman Bottle, Bennington Pottery, Bennington, Vermont, circa 1849. In the form of a coachman with heavy cloak holding a mug to his chest, tan and light brown enamel glazes, tooled mouth - base is faintly marked “1849”, ht. 10 1/4 inches; (1/8 inch flake on edge of mouth). Similar to Barret plate 419, left An unusual and attractive pottery glaze. Fine condition. $300-600

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53. “Bourbon Whiskey / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, light to medium pinkish puce, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches; (several chips on the edge of the mouth, the largest being 1/4 inch, light exterior high point wear). R/H #B-171 Bold embossing and colorfully attractive appearance. $250-500 54. “Success To The Railroad” And Horse And Cart Historical Flask, Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, 1830-1844. Light to medium yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GV-5 A strong mold impression and unusually light color. Fine condition. $300-600

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55. Eagle - Cornucopia Historical Flask, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Brilliant light yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GII-58 An extremely rare early American flask. Fine condition. $10,000-20,000

56. Eagle - Sunburst Historical Flask, early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Medium bluish green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (shallow 1/8 inch flake on edge of mouth, light exterior high point wear). GII-7 A rare flask with an appealing form and color. Fine condition. $5,000-10,000

57. Eagle - Oak Tree And “Liberty� Historical Flask, America, 1820-1840. Medium yellowish amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (several shallow open surface bubbles, the largest being 1/8 inch, light exterior high point wear). GII-60 Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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58. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the right, 24 ribs, probably Midwest America, 1800-1830. Bright grass green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 6 1/4 inches, wdth. 4 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear). Similar in form and construction to MW plate 89, #1 A crisp mold impression. Fine condition. $300-600

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59. Jenny Lind Bust And Lyre - Jenny Lind Bust And Lyre Portrait Flask, probably M’Carty and Torreyson Manufacturers, Wellsburg, Virginia, 1845-1855. Bright greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-108 Fine condition. $750-1,500

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60. Eagle And “Zanes / Ville” - Cornucopia Historical Flask, probably J. Shepard and Company, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1840. Medium to deep reddish amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (3/16 inch chip on edge of mouth, moderate exterior high point wear). GII-18 One of the stronger embossed examples. $1,200-2,400

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61. “Dr. C.W. Roback’s / Stomach Bitters / Cincinnati. O.” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, dense olive green, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10 inches; (light exterior scratches on the reverse). R/H #R-73 Fine condition. $400-800

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62. “Bininger’s / Travelers / Guide / A.M. Bininger & Co / No. 19 Broad St. N.Y.” Whiskey Pocket Flask, America, 1860-1870. Flattened teardrop form, bright yellow amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 6 3/4 inches; (light exterior high point wear). BB #BPK-35 and GXV-30 Fine condition. $300-600

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63. Prospector And “For Pike’s Peak” - Hunter Shooting Deer Historical Flask, probably Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio, 1860-1870. Medium yellow olive, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GXI-50 A handsome flask with a long neck and strong mold impression. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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64. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle And “IP” Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1840. Medium green with a blue tone, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GIV-1 One of the richest and most unusual colors we have seen for this mold. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000 65. Umbrella Ink Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, brilliant salmon puce, inward folded mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2 inches, dia. 2 5/8 inches; (pinpoint roughness on the lower edge of a panel). Similar in form and construction to C #141 Fine condition. $250-500

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This flask represents one of the finest, most rare, and most important American historical flasks we have ever presented at auction.

66. Eagle And “W.C� - Cornucopia Historical Flask, probably early Pittsburgh district, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Brilliant golden yellow with an olive tone, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GII-12 Fine condition. $12,000-24,000

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Exceptional Barrels in a Beautiful Range of Colors

Top Row: Lot 94, Lot 105, Lot 79, Lot 39, and Lot 9 Bottom Row: Lot 119, Lot 85, Lot 72, and Lot 53 14

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67. “Louis Kossuth” And Bust - “U.S. Steam Frigate / Mississippi / S. Huffsey” And Frigate Portrait Calabash Flask, possibly Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, New Jersey, 18451860. Brilliant light to medium yellow amber with an olive tone, applied heavy round collared mouth - iron pontil mark on base embossed “PH Doflein / Mould Maker / Nth 5t St 84”, quart. GI-112 Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

68. “Louis Kossuth” And Bust - “U.S. Steam Frigate / Mississippi / S. Huffsey” And Frigate Portrait Calabash Flask, possibly Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, New Jersey, 18501860. Dark olive green, applied sloping collared mouth - pontil scar on base embossed “PH Doflein / Mould Maker / Nth 5t St 84”, quart; (light exterior high point wear). GI-112 A rare color for this flask. Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

69. “Louis Kossuth” And Bust - “U.S. Steam Frigate / Mississippi / S. Huffsey” And Frigate Portrait Calabash Flask, possibly Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, New Jersey, 18501860. Light to medium blue green, applied sloping collared mouth - tubular pontil scar on base embossed “PH Doflein / Mould Maker / Nth 5t St 84”, quart; (1/8 inch open bubble on top edge of mouth). GI-112 Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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70. Masonic Arch And Emblems - Eagle And “J.K / B.” Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1815-1830. Clear light yellowish green, heavy outward folded mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GIV-3 Vivid color and unusual mouth treatment. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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71. Umbrella Ink Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Octagonal, rich vibrant cobalt blue, inward folded mouth - smooth base, ht. 2 3/8 inches, dia. 2 1/2 inches. Similar to C #180 Fine condition. $300-600

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72. “Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wigwam Tonic” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium apricot with deeper striations, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches. R/H #O-46 Attractive, deeper colored striations swirl around the bottle. Fine condition. $750-1,500

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73. Masonic Arch And Emblems - “J. Shepard & Co / Zanesville / Ohio” Historical Flask, J. Shepard and Company, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1830. Medium to deep reddish amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light overall interior haze, light exterior high point wear). GIV-32 Strong mold impression. Fine condition. $750-1,500

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74. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Bright yellowish ginger ale, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - pontil scar, quart; (light interior haze in the shoulder area and base, light exterior high point wear). GI-54 A rare, unusual and beautiful color. Fine condition. $800-1,600

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75. Early Ribbed Flask, possibly Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1815-1830. Melon form with nine vertical ribs on each side, medium yellowish olive green, applied round collared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). Similar form to GII-144 and H #436 Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $800-1,600

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76. “Beiser & Fisher / N.Y” Figural Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. In the form of a pig, medium amber, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, lgth. 9 1/2 inches; (light exterior high point wear and scratches). H #1925 and color plate XVII Fine condition. $750-1,500 77. “Success To The Railroad” And Horse And Cart Historical Flask, Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, 1830-1844. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint. GV-5 Rare in aquamarine. Fine condition. $400-800

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78. “American Life / Bitters / P.E. Iler / Manufacturer / Omaha, Neb / American Life / Bitters” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Rectangular modified cabin form, medium amber, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 inches; (two log ends to the right of the front window have 1/4 inch surface chips). R/H #A-48 Extremely rare. $2,000-4,000

79. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 18601880. Barrel form, light to medium celery green, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4 inches. R/H #G-101 Rare, exceptional color, strong embossing. Fine condition. $3,000-6,000

80. “Cinchona-Bitters / A.H. Adams / (Cherry)” Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Hexagonal form with indented panels, bright yellowish amber, applied mouth with ring - smooth base with six triangular panels, ht. 10 1/8 inches; (shallow 1/8 inch flake on edge of base). R/H #C-150 An extremely rare bitters. Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

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81. “Jofeph / Templeman / 1806” Sealed Black Glass Wine Bottle, probably England, circa 1806. Cylindrical, medium to deep olive green, tooled mouth with applied string rim - pontil scar, ht. 9 1/2 inches, dia. 4 1/8 inches. Unlisted in Burton’s text A rare, early applied sealed wine bottle. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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82. Washington Bust - “Albany Glass Works / NY” Portrait Flask, Albany Glass Works, Albany, New York, 1847-1850. Clear light sea green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (just a hint of exterior high point wear). GI-30 A crisp, clean flask in an unusual color. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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83. Prospector And “For Pike’s Peak” - Eagle And “Ceredo” Historical Flask, Ceredo Glass Works, Ceredo, West Virginia, 1865-1875. Brilliant olive yellow, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, quart; (light exterior high point wear). GXI-34 A striking flask with a highly whittled surface and strong mold impression. Fine condition. Ex Earl Dambach collection, ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $1,500-3,000

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84. Large Pattern Molded Flask, 24 vertical ribs slightly swirled to the right in the neck, a Zanesville glasshouse, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820-1840. Flattened chestnut form, brilliant orange amber, inward folded mouth pontil scar, ht. 8 3/4 inches, wdth. 6 7/8 inches. Similar in form and construction to MW color plate VI, #2 This “Grandfather” flask has wonderful glass clarity and size. A great piece of early American glass. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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86 85. “Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wigwam Tonic” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, rich reddish copper puce, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 3/8 inches; (1/4 inch chip on side of mouth has been ground). R/H #O-46 Bold embossing. Great color. $400-800 86. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Bright ginger ale with a greenish hue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (just a hint of exterior high point wear). GI-51 A crisp, clean flask filled with small bubbles. A brilliant and extremely rare color. Fine condition. $750-1,500

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87. Sunburst Flask, probably Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1815-1830. Bright medium yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light patchy interior and exterior haze, light exterior high point wear). GVIII-2 A classic New England heavy sunburst with a strong mold impression. Fine condition. $600-1,200 88. Figural Ink Bottle, possibly France, 1840-1860. In the form of a head of a man, dark reddish puce, irregular tooled flared mouth - smooth base with pontil scar below chin, ht. 1 7/8 inches, greatest lgth. 2 3/8 inches. Rare. Fine condition. $250-500

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89. Hourglass Masonic Historical Flask, probably Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Bright yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GIV-29, H #1481 and H color plate VI An extremely rare flask in a beautiful, light color. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $10,000-20,000

90. Eagle - Flag And “Coffin & Hay. / Hammonton� Historical Flask, Coffin and Hay Manufactory, Hammonton, New Jersey, 1836-1847. Medium bluish green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (1/4 inch surface bruise on base, 1/4 inch flake on medial rib, light exterior high point wear). GII-48 A most impressive flask with a strong mold impression and a beautiful, bright, rare color. Fine condition. $3,500-7,000

91. Sunburst Flask, probably Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1815-1830. Colorless, inward folded mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GVIII-17 Extremely rare mold; this is the only known colorless example. Fine condition. $5,000-10,000

92. Scroll Flask, America, 1845-1860. Bright medium cobalt blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (mouth has been polished to remove a chip, light exterior high point wear). GIX-2 A rare color for a quart scroll flask. Fine condition. $1,200-2,400

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93. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Bright pink puce with some reddish tones in the base area, roughly sheared mouth - smooth base, quart; (light exterior high point wear). GI-37 A spectacular color. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

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94. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium greenish gingerale, applied square collared mouth smooth base, ht. 9 3/8 inches; (pinpoint flake on edge of mouth, light exterior high point wear). R/H #G-101 An attractive whittled surface and crisp embossing. Fine condition. $600-1,200 95. Lot Of Four Pressed Glass Salt Cellars, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1830-1850. Rectangular, medium cobalt blue with a strong violet tone, fiery opalescent milkglass, yellow amber and white milkglass, smooth bases, ht. 1 3/4 inches to 2 1/16 inches, lgth. 2 7/8 inches to 3 3/16 inches, wdth. 2 inches 95 to 2 1/4 inches; (minor manufacturing roughness and chips on rims and feet). B/K #1449 and Neal BS 3a, B/K #1453 and Neal EE 3b, B/K #1459 and Neal SN1, B/K #1461 and Neal CT1 A fine grouping representing the many patterns and forms used during this period. Fine condition. $300-600

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96. Eagle And “Continential” - Indian And “Cunningham & Co / Pittsburgh, PA” Historical Flask, Cunningham & Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Brilliant olive yellow, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, quart. GII-142 Rare and brilliant color. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $1,200-2,400

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97. Eagle - “Willington / Glass, Co” Historical Flask, Willington Glass Works, West Willington, Connecticut, 1840-1860. Medium blue green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (3/16 inch flake on top edge of mouth, 1/4 inch bruise on interior edge of mouth, pinpoint flake on edge of base). GII-62 Desirable color for this mold. Seldom seen with the pontil scar in this color. $500-1,000

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98. Umbrella Ink Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Octagonal, bright orange amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2 inches, dia. 2 3/8 inches. L/P plate 9, #6 A bright example with an elongated neck. Fine condition. $200-400

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99. Pitkin Type Flask, ribbed and swirled to the right, 36 ribs, probably Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Connecticut, 1783-1830. Light yellow olive, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 1/8 inches, wdth. 3 3/8 inches. Similar in form and construction to MW plate Beautiful color. Fine condition. Ex Prince Cantacuzene collection, ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $500-1,000 100. “Liberty” And Sheaf Of Rye - Star Historical Flask, probably Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1840-1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light to moderate exterior high point wear). GX-10 A rare flask with a strong mold impression. Fine condition. $250-500

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Important Historical Flasks in Brilliant Colors

Top Row: Lot 47, Lot 27, Lot 124, and Lot 126 Bottom Row: Lot 125, Lot 83, and Lot 111 AUCTION 187

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101. Freeblown Witch Ball, possibly Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1840-1860. Spherical, white milk glass with blue, green and red loopings, rough mouth opening - smooth base, dia. 5 1/4 inches. Similar in form and construction to B/K # 3234 and 3235 A beautiful example with highly detailed decorations and an unusual color combination. Fine condition. $400-800

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102. Summer Tree - Winter Tree Pictorial Flask, America, 1850-1860. Brilliant yellow with an olive tone, applied double collared mouth - pontil scar, quart; (light patchy interior haze, light exterior high point wear). GX-19 Yellow is a rare color in any flask. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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103. Eagle - “Louisville / KY / Glass Works” Historical Flask, Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1860-1865. Raised oval panels with eagle and embossing on a vertically ribbed flask, medium yellowish amber, applied mouth with ring - smooth base, half pint; (several flakes on edge of mouth, the largest being 1/8 inch, light exterior high point wear). GII-33 Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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104. “R.F” Ink Bottle, possibly France, 1840-1860. Cylindrical, medium pinkish puce with deeper striations in the base, inward folded mouth pontil scar, ht. 2 1/4 inches, dia. 2 1/2 inches; (light exterior wear). Similar to C #203 A beautiful color which is lighter than most examples. Fine condition. $200-400

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105. “Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters.” Figural Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, bright medium copper, applied square collared mouth smooth base, ht. 9 1/8 inches; (minor manufacturing roughness on edge of mouth). R/H #G-101 Fine condition. $300-600

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106. Columbia Bust - Eagle And “B & W” Portrait Flask, America, 1820-1840. Colorless with an amethystine hue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GI-121 Unlisted in this brilliant color. The goddess Columbia; symbol of America and liberty. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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107. Cornucopia - Urn Pictorial Flask, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, 1849-1860. Medium blue green, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GIII-17 Slightly overblown creating an interesting, plump flask. Fine condition. $400-800 108. “Farleys / Ink” Bottle, a Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Octagonal, medium yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 1 7/8 inches, dia. 2 inches. C #526 Fine condition. $400-800

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109. Double Eagle Historical Flask, Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Light sapphire blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (1/4 inch chip on edge of mouth, 1/2 inch star fissure on corrugated ribs). GII-24 An unusual shade of blue for this mold. $1,500-3,000

110. Concentric Ring Eagle - Concentric Ring Eagle Historical Flask, probably New England Glass Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1820-1830. Clear light aquamarine, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart. GII-76 An exceptional example of this rare mold with profuse surface swirls winding around the flask. Extremely rare color. Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

111. Double Eagle Historical Flask, Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Kentucky, 1840-1860. Brilliant yellow green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (shallow 1/8 inch flake from top edge of mouth). GII-24 A spectacular color for this mold. Fine condition. $2,000-4,000

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112. Umbrella Ink Bottle, America, 1840-1860. Octagonal, brilliant cherry puce, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2 inches, dia. 2 1/2 inches. Similar in form to C #145 An exotic, bright color and rare mold with two embossed “dots” on opposing panels. Fine condition. $300-600

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113. Sunburst Flask, Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1815-1830. Medium yellowish olive green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (light exterior high point wear). GVIII-18 Strong mold impression. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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114. Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Rich cobalt blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, pint; (moderate exterior high point wear). GI-40a Fine condition. $1,200-2,400

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115. “Lacour’s Bitters / Sarsapariphere” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1868-1880. In the form of a lighthouse, bright yellow amber, applied square collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 9 inches; (2 1/2 inch horizontal crack at shoulder, light exterior high point wear and patchy haze). R/H #L-3 A rare figural bottle from San Francisco, California. $400-800

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116. Pair Of Freeblown Witch Balls, America, 1840-1860. Spherical, white milk glass with green and pink loopings, rough mouth openings - smooth bases, dia. 4 inches; (one example has a 3/8 inch open surface bubble). Similar in form and construction to GW plate 4, top left and right Fine condition. $400-800

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117. Eagle - Anchor And “New London / Glass Works” Historical Flask, New London Glass Works, New London, Connecticut, 1860-1866. Light yellow green, applied double collared mouth - smooth base, pint. GII-68 A rare color for this mold. Fine condition. $500-1,000

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118. Eagle And “Granite / Glass Co.” - Eagle And “Stodard / NH” Historical Flask, Granite Glass Company, Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1846-1860. Medium golden olive amber, sheared mouth - pontil scar, quart. GII-80 and H color plate IV, #1529 A rare mold known by collectors as the “Single D”. Fine condition. Ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $1,000-2,000 119. “Greeley’s / Bourbon Whiskey / Bitters / Greeley’s” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Barrel form, medium pinkish puce, applied square collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 3/8 inches. R/H #G-102 Fine condition. $300-600

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120. “The / Fish Bitters” - “W.H. Ware / Patented 1866” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1866-1880. In the form of a fish, colorless with a grayish hue, applied round collared mouth - smooth base embossed “W.H. Ware / Patent 1866”, ht. 11 1/2 inches. R/H #46 A pristine example with a strong mold impression and rare color. What a great catch this one will be! Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

121. “The / Fish Bitters” - “W.H. Ware / Patented 1866” Figural Bitters Bottle, America, 1866-1880. In the form of a fish, bright olive yellow, applied round collared mouth - smooth base embossed “W.H. Ware / Patent 1866”, ht. 11 5/8 inches; (light to moderate exterior wear and haze, light interior haze, pinpoint flake on edge of label panel and edge of base). R/H #F-46 Spectacular color. Fine condition. $1,500-3,000

122. “Rohrer’s / Expectoral / Wild / Cherry / Tonic / Lancaster Pa” Medicine Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Rectangular modified pyramid form, brilliant yellow with golden amber tones, applied sloping collared mouth with ring - smooth base, ht. 10 3/8 inches; (1/8 inch surface bruise and flake on corner of base). AAM pg. 448 Unusual brilliant yellow color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

123. “A.M. Bininger & Co / No 375 Broadway N.Y.” Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860-1880. Square with beveled corners, medium pink puce with deeper striations, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 3/4 inches. BB #BPK-15 A rare, exceptional color. Fine condition. $1,000-2,000

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124. Sheaf Of Wheat - Star Pictorial Flask, possibly Bulltown Glass Works, Bulltown, New Jersey, 1858-1860. Medium emerald green, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint. GXIII-40 Crisp mold impression. Brilliant color and exceptional glass clarity. Fine condition. $2,500-5,000

125. “Success To The Railroad� And Locomotive Historical Flask, Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, New York, 1849-1855. Brilliant light to medium sapphire blue, sheared mouth - tubular pontil scar, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GV-1 and MW color plate XI, bottom right Fine condition. Ex Edgar Hoffman collection, ex Charles B. Gardner collection. $5,000-10,000

126. Sailboat - Star Pictorial Flask, probably Joel Bodine And Sons, Bridgetown, New Jersey, 1850-1855. Medium sapphire blue, sheared mouth - pontil scar, half pint; (several flakes on top edge of mouth, the largest being 1/4 inch, light to moderate exterior high point wear). GX-8 Stunning, rare color for this mold. Fine condition. $4,000-8,000

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Norman C. Heckler & Company Select Auction 187: The Russell & Doris Evitt Collection  

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