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Published by Colin Savage, 2018-08-10 19:06:36

American Glass Gallery - Auction #17

Online Auction 20 October - 2 November 2017

American Glass GalleryTM

Auction #17

Opens October 20, 2016
Closes November 2, 2016

Lot #21:
Exceptional
and Important,
GII-Ia, Eagle-Eagle
Historical Flask

Conditions of Sale

1. Absentee Auction An example of how our absentee bidding system works: You bid $600.00
on a lot which is the highest bid received to date. The second highest bid is
The items in this sale will be sold via absentee auction, closing date: $450.00. The current high bid level would be yours at $475.00, one bid incre-
November 2, 2016, 11:00 p.m., EST. ment higher than the other collector’s bid. Any additional bids submitted by
others below $600.00 will automatically be topped on your behalf by a rep-
2. Our Guarantee Regarding Descriptions resentative of American Glass Gallery, up to your stipulated high bid amount.
If no further bids on this lot are received beyond the $450.00, and the under
American Glass Gallery has made every attempt to describe correctly the bidder has not requested a “Call Back”, then you would have won the lot at
property being sold. Descriptions are guaranteed to be accurate as regards $475.00, not the $600.00 that you were prepared to pay.
authenticity, age, condition, and measurements to within one-fourth inch, as
represented in this catalog. In describing damage, exterior wear or manu- American Glass Gallery will at NO TIME disclose bids pledged by others;
facturer’s flaws that in our opinion, do not significantly detract visually or only the current “High Bid” level of a lot will be stated upon request. The
monetarily from the value of the item are not listed and will not be consid- highest bidder as determined by American Glass Gallery shall be the pur-
ered for refund. The Auctioneers reserve the right to make verbal corrections chaser. It is the sole right of the auctioneer to settle any dispute between
and provide additional information at any time during the sale. bidders and to regulate the bidding procedure. The auctioneer reserves the
right to refuse any bid he believes not to have been made in good faith.
3. Preview
5. “Call Back” Process
Items may be viewed by appointment from October 20, 2016 through
November 1, 2016. If requested, the three top bidders of an item at the time of closing will be
given a “Call Back” over the next number of days in order to resolve the final
4. Bidding Procedure sale of an item. You can request this service by “checking” the appropri-
ate box on your absentee bid form or verbal agreement by phone. It is the
You may submit your bids by mail, phone, FAX, email or through our on-line responsibility of the bidder to insure he has qualified for this service.
auction site. If bidding by mail or FAX, please fill out the absentee form and
return it to us. Your bid, either written or oral, grants American Glass Gallery Please note: No “Call Backs” will be executed for bids under $400.00.
the authority to protect you up to the amount of your stated bid. Your bid will In the event of tie bids, the earliest bid received will be the winning bid.
not be removed once executed.
An example of how the “Call Back” process works: As an example, you
Bidding Times: You can submit your bids anytime after receiving your cata- have bid $600.00 on a particular lot. Another bidder has submitted a bid of
log. Bids may be made by phone, daily, until closing day, November 2, 2016, $900.00 on the same lot. Assuming that as of the auction closing date you
from 9 A.M. - 7 P.M. Eastern Time. Incoming phone bids will be accepted on are among the top three bidders on this lot and you have requested a “Call
the closing day (November 2, 2016) until 11 P.M. Eastern Time. Phone calls Back”, you would receive a call informing you that you have been “Out Bid”
and Fax bids after this time will not be honored. No exceptions. You may also and the current “High Bid” is now at $650.00. If you choose to continue bid-
place your bids through our on-line auction service 24-hours a day once the ding on this lot, you may now do so. Assuming that you now increase your
site has opened for bidding, on or about October 20, 2016, continuing until bid to $700.00, we would accept your bid but also inform you that we have a
11:00 P.M. Eastern Time, November 2, 2016. higher bid on this lot and must bid $750.00. At this time, an auction between
you and American Glass Gallery, representing the collector who submitted
Please do not wait until the last day or two of the sale to place your the bid of $900.00, takes place. This bidding would continue until you drop
bids! Because many collectors wait until the final few days of the sale to out, or top the other bidders high bid of $900.00. If the other bidder has not
place their bids, we anticipate the telephone and internet bidding to be very requested a “Call Back” service, you would be awarded the lot. If however,
busy during that period, so please plan accordingly. In the event of a tie bid, the other bidder also requested a Call Back, we must now call them. If
the earliest received bid on the lot will take precedent. We would welcome they elect to increase their bid over your high bid, we would in turn call you
your bids by phone so that we can answer any questions and assist you in back. This back and fourth process would continue until one of the bidders
your bidding. declines to go any farther.

You may also telephone us at any time during the auction, prior to the clos- If you have requested a “Call Back”, the auctioneers will need to contact
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Bidding Increments are as follows: Bidders must provide the appropriate telephone numbers where they can
be contacted. If you will be traveling or otherwise unavailable, bidders with
Up to $250.00....................................................increments of $10.00 “Call Back” privileges will have the responsibility to contact American Glass
$250.00 - $500.00.............................................increments of $25.00 Gallery twice daily during the Call Back period.
$500.00 - $1,000.00..........................................increments of $50.00
$1,000.00 - $2,500.00.....................................increments of $100.00 Please note, every effort will be made to contact you during the “Call Back”
$2,500.00 - $5,000.00.....................................increments of $250.00 period. However, the bidder will forfeit their rights to a “Call Back” if the auc-
$5,000.00 - $10,000.00...................................increments of $500.00 tioneers are unable to reach them. American Glass Gallery reserves the right
$10,000 & Up................................................increments of $1,000.00 to discontinue Call Backs on any item in the sale (2) two days after the clos-
ing date of the sale. At that time, the current “High Bidder” may be awarded
Bids submitted between the above increments, whether by mail, FAX, email the item even if Call Backs are still outstanding.
or on-line via the internet, will automatically be lowered to the closest lower
increment.

This is a minimum bid auction. Bids below the printed minimum will not
be accepted.

American Glass Gallery • Auction #17, November 2, 2016 • 248.486.0530 • www.americanglassgallery.com

6. Terms PLEASE NOTE:

Successful Bidders, Prompt and full payment is due immediately upon receipt of The lots offered in this printed catalog are
our invoice. Absolutely no exceptions. Anyone failing to pay for items won will for- identical to the lots offered in the on-line
feit all rights to bid in any future American Glass Gallery sales. Any late or delayed catalog. However, due to space constraints of
payments may result in loss of return privileges for items purchased in the sale. the printed catalog, there may be some further
No Items Will Be Mailed Before Full Payment Is Received. information available regarding some of the
Buyer Premium: A 15% buyer’s premium will be added to the hammer price lots in the on-line auction descriptions.
(18% if paying by Credit Card or PayPal), to be paid by the buyer as part of the
purchase price. For example, if you purchase a lot for $100.00, you will receive Please visit us at
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Taxes: If you are a Michigan resident, a 6% sales tax will be added to your bill
unless you have a valid resale number registered with us. and follow the link to the on-line auction.
Shipping: Shipping, handling and insurance are extra. We ship insured via U.S. The link and on-line auction will be available
Mail. These charges will be added to your bill unless the lots are picked up in October 20, 2016.
person. Our charges for shipping (excluding foreign shipments and oversized lots)
are $18.00 for the first item, $9.00 for each additional item together with extra A post-auction price list will be available on our
insurance costs (we use current U.S.Postal Service insurance rates). website, in printable form, by November 15.

Please allow two to three weeks for delivery after receipt of your check. We encourage you to contact us by phone
Payment: American Glass Gallery accepts Cash, Money Orders, Personal or email with any questions, for assistance
Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal. If paying by Credit with bidding, or further details or clarification
Card or PayPal, an additional 3% will be added to the invoice total. on any of the lots in this sale. Your complete
satisfaction and confidence is our goal!
7. Refunds
We look forward to having you participate in
Refunds will be given at the discretion of the Auctioneers. Items purchased must our next sale, either as a buyer or a consignor.
be examined and request for refund made immediately upon receipt of the item Our next absentee auction is scheduled for
or items. Since opinions can differ, particularly in the matter of condition, the Spring, 2017. We already have some wonder-
Auctioneers will be the sole judge in the consideration of refunds. Refunds ful items consigned to this sale and look for-
requested on the grounds of authenticity must be made within 15 days of the date ward to discussing with you any quality items
of the auction, and such refund requests must be accompanied by at least one you wish to consign!
supporting statement in writing from an authority recognized by the Auctioneers.
It is the Auctioneers sincere intention to consider any reasonable request for a THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK
refund. Absolutely no returns for any reason after 30 days following the closing of WITH YOUR BIDS!
the sale.

8. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms.

John R. Pastor
P.O. Box 227
New Hudson, Michigan 48165
Phone: 248.486.0530
Fax: 248.486.0538
www.americanglassgallery.com
email: [email protected]

This auction photographed and cataloged by John R. Pastor • ©2016 American Glass Gallery. All rights reserved. • Catalog design & layout by Owen Neils • Printed by Spartan Printing, Lansing, MI

American Glass Gallery • Auction #17, November 2, 2016 • 248.486.0530 • www.americanglassgallery.com

Reference Key

Reference initials and numbers used in the description of this catalog refer to the following publications:

AHG American Historical Glass, Bessie M. Lindsey, 1967

AM The Decanter - An Illustrated History of Glass from 1650, Andy McConnell, 2004

AP Glass in Early America, Arlene Palmer, 1993.

BA1 Collecting The Cures, Bill Agee, 1969

BA2 Collecting All Cures, Bill Agee, 1973.

BB A Bit About Balsams, Betty Blasi, 1974

BH Classification and Documentation of Sunburst and Similar Scent Bottles, Bill Ham, AB&GC, 5/87

B/K The Glass Industry in Sandwich, Raymond Barlow and Joan Kaiser, 1989.

C Ink Bottles and Inkwells, William Covill, 1971.

DeG American Sarsaparilla Bottles, John DeGrafft, 1980.

DeGII Supplement to American Sarsaparilla Bottles, John DeGrafft, 2004.

DF Hair Raising Stories, Don Fadely, 1992.

DM Wistarburgh, Window Tiles, Bottles and More, Dale L. Murscell, 2007.

F Inks, 150 Years of Bottles and Companies, Ed and Lucy Faulkner.

FA John Frederick Amelung, Early American Glassmaker, Lanmon, Palmer, Hume, Brill, Hanson, 1990.

FB A.S.C.R. The wine bottles of All Souls College, Oxford, 1750 – 1850, Fay Banks.

G (Flasks) American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry, McKearin & Wilson, 1978.

G (Blown Three Mold) American Glass (Chapter VI), George S. and Helen McKearin, 1941.

GBH English Glass For The Collector, 1660-1860, G. Bernard Hughes, 1958.

H American Bottles in the Charles B. Gardner Collection, Norman C. Heckler, 1975.

JB Patent and Proprietary Medicine Bottles, Joseph K. Baldwin, 1973

JEB Glasshouse Whimsies, Joyce E. Blake, 1984.

JH Glasshouses & Glass Manufacturers of the Pittsburgh Region, 1795 – 1910, Jay W. Hawkins, 2009.

JS In glas verpakt – European Bottles, Their history and production, Johan Soetens, 2001.

K Poison Bottle Workbook, Rudy Kuhn, 1988.

KW New England Glass & Glassmaking, Kenneth M. Wilson, 1972.

L The Red Book of Fruit Jars, No. 11, Douglas M Leybourne, Jr., 2014.

LI Pittsburgh Glass, 1797 – 1891, Lowell Innes, 1976.

Mc Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass, Helen and George McKearin, 1950.

McK American Glass, George S. and Helen McKearin, 1941.

MW American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry, McKearin & Wilson, 1978.

N Great American Pontiled Medicines, Frederick Nielson, 1978.

NCH The Blaske Collection of American Flasks, Norman C. Heckler, 1983.

NCH II The Blaske Collection: Part II, Norman C. Heckler, 1983.

Odell I Indian Bottles and Brands, John Odell, 1977

Odell II Pontiled Medicine Encyclopdia, John Odell, 2000

O&S Warner’s Reference Guide, Ed Ojea and Jack Stecher, 1998.

P The Glass Gaffers of New Jersey, Adeline Pepper, 1971.

RD Understanding Antique Wine Bottles, Roger Dumbrell, 1983.

RF The Bottle Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Historic, Embossed Medicine Bottles, Richard Fike, 1987

RH Collecting Barber Bottles, Richard Holiner, 1986.

R/H Bitters Bottles, Carlyn Ring and W. C. Ham, 1998.

RWL Antique Fakes & Reproductions, Ruth Webb Lee, 1950

T Collectors Guide to Saratoga Type Mineral Water Bottles, Donald Tucker, 2005.

U Collectible Character Bottles, Authur Umberger, 1969.

V Nailsea Glass, Keith Vincent, 1975

VdB Antique Glass Bottles; Their History and Evolution, Willy Van den Bossche, 2001.

WL A Wine-Lover’s Glasses, The A.C. Hubbard, Jr. Collection, Ward Lloyd, 2000.

Z Ketchup, Pickles, Sauces, Betty Zumwalt, 1980.

ZW Color Hutchinsons, Zang Wood, 1999.

- 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.

American Glass Gallery • Auction #17, November 2, 2016 • 248.486.0530 • www.americanglassgallery.com

PAGE 1

Detail from Lot 29

PAGE 2

Lot 59

Lot 54

Lot 64

Lot 60 Lot 62

PAGE 3

The American Greek Revival Influence on Scroll Flask Design

Lot 65 T he ever-popular scroll flask was a product of its time
and, as with all American figured flasks, was designed
to reflect and celebrate popular heros, events and
styles of the day. With scroll flasks, that style was unmistakably
the American Greek Revival that flourished from about 1825 to
1855, which roughly parallels the period of these flasks.

Elements of this style were borrowed from classical Greece and
were a reflection of the aspirations and values of the young,
democratic nation.

The visible manifestations of the American Greek Revival were
primarily seen in church, civic and vernacular architecture of
the period. However the style also appeared in the designs of
furniture and clocks as well as these elegant blown glass flasks.

In most scroll flasks, the primary Greek architectural motifs
were likely inspired by Ionic or Corinthian column capitals.
An example of an Ionic capital is shown in the drawing at left.
Additional classical Greek motifs that appear on American
figured flasks are the lyre and the sunburst.

< Lot 63

Lot 57 Lot 56

PAGE 4 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Choice Ohio Pattern-Molded Bottles

Lot 87

Lot 89

Lot 90

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 5

Rare & Colorful American Ink Bottles

Lot 122

Lot 120

Lot 111 Lot 121 Lot 114

Lot 118 Lot 116

PAGE 6 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 1 Lot 5

“WASHINGTON” / BUST OF WASH- WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait
INGTON - “BRIDGETON” (STAR) Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works,
“NEW JERSEY” / BUST OF TAYLOR Philadelphia, 1855 - 1860. Beautiful
Historical Flask, Bridgeton Glass honey yellow with a slight apricot or
Works, 1845 - 1855. Yellowish to- topaz tone, crudely applied sloping
bacco, or “old amber”, sheared mouth collar - smooth base, Qt; (a potstone to
- blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic the left of Washington’s bust has a 1”
mint; (just the slightest trace of very hairline crack through it, otherwise ex-
minor exterior wear, otherwise perfect!) cellent). GI-54. Outstanding character,
GI-24. A great example, strong mold heavily whittled and filled with bubbles,
impression, very scarce, beautiful in a scarce, gorgeous color. This would
color! definitely stand out in a color run of
Washingtons.
Est.: $6,000 - $12,000 • Min. bid: $3,000
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 2
Lot 6
“THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” /
BUST OF WASHINGTON - “DYOT- WASHINGTON - TAYLOR Portrait
TVILLE GLASS WORKS PHILAD.A Flask, probably Dyottville Glass Works,
/ GEN. TAYLOR NEVER SURREN- Philadelphia, 1850 - 1860. Brilliant
DERS” / BUST OF TAYLOR Historical golden yellow, sheared mouth - blowpipe
Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Phila- pontil scar, Pt; (just a little typical light
delphia, 1848 - 1860. Light to medium exterior wear, otherwise perfect!) GI-55.
ice blue, sheared mouth - blowpipe Provenance: Ex. Charles B. Gardner
pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a very minor collection. A fantastic example filled with
touch of light exterior wear, otherwise tiny bubbles in a gorgeous, vibrant color,
pristine). GI-37. A delicate, scarce and having great eye-appeal.
and attractive color for this mold.
Est.: $3,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $1,500
Est.: $600 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $300

Lot 3 Lot 7

“THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” “GENERAL JACKSON” / BUST OF
/ BUST OF WASHINGTON - “GEN. JACKSON - EAGLE / “J.T & Co”
TAYLOR NEVER SURRENDERS” / Historical Flask, probably John Taylor
BUST OF TAYLOR Historical Flask, & Co, Brownsville, PA, 1829 - 1831.
Dyottville Glass Works, 1848 - 1855. Greenish aquamarine, sheared mouth
Rich, deep blue-green, almost a teal - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a 1/8” flake
coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe on the top edge of the sheared mouth;
pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (just a touch some scattered light exterior wear, and
of minor exterior wear; a ½” band of a somewhat weakened impression in
light dullness on bust of Washington, the shoulder area as is common for this
and a bit of faint interior residue that mold). GI-65. A good early flask, and
may wash out). GI-39. A rich, deep, as noted by McKearin, a scarce mold
beautiful color, excellent character. as well.

Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $600 Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $350

Lot 4 Lot 8

“THE FATHER OF HIS COUNTRY” / “LAFAYETTE” / BUST OF LAFAYETTE
BUST OF WASHINGTON - (Reverse / “T.S”. - “DE WITT CLINTON” / BUST
Plain) Historical Flask, probably OF CLINTON / “CONVENTRY / C-T”
Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, NY, Historical Flask, Coventry Glass Works,
1850 - 1860. Light to medium blue 1824 - 1830. Yellowish olive amber, al-
green, applied round collar - blowpipe most an olive yellow near the shoulders,
pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a slight trace sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt; (a small
of typical light exterior wear including a potstone near the base on the reverse
bit of high point wear on Washington’s has a ¼” iridescent ‘moon’ around it, and
cheek, and a tiny, barely noticeable, bit a couple of open bubbles on the interior
of roughness on the edge of the collar). of the neck). GI-80. A clean example
GI-47. A nice clean example. having virtually no high point wear.

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Est.: $750 - $1,250 • Min. bid: $400

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 7

Lot 9 Lot 13

“LAFAYETTE” / BUST OF LAFAY- “JENNY LIND” / BUST OF JENNY LIND
ETTE - MASONIC Historical Flask, - “FISLERVILLE GLASS WORKS” /
probably Mt. Vernon Glass Works, GLASS FACTORY Historical Calabash,
Vernon, NY, 1824 - 1826. Olive amber, 1850 - 1860. Light to medium bluish
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, green, applied sloping collar with lower
Pt; (slight trace of faint wear, and a bevel - two, blowpipe pontil scars on
3/8” minor bruise along edge of base base, Qt, virtually attic mint; (just a slight
on the reverse). GI-88. Provenance: trace of interior residue or very faint haze,
Ex. Charles B. Gardner collection. A otherwise pristine). GI-107. A rare color
very rare flask, outstanding character, for this Calabash, outstanding condition
the glass is filled with bubbles and and the base is very unusual, having two,
impurities. distinctive, blowpipe pontil scars.

Est.: $6,000 - $12,000 • Min. bid: $3,000 Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $350

Lot 10 Lot 14

“JENNY LIND” / BUST OF JENNY BUST OF JENY LIND / LYRE -
LIND - “GLASS WORKS” / GLASS (Reverse same), Historical Flask, prob-
FACTORY / “S. HUFFSEY” Histori- ably McCarty & Torreyson Glass Works,
cal Calabash, probably Isabella Glass Wellsburg, West Virginia, 1850 - 1855.
Works, Brooklyn, NJ, 1850 - 1860. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe
Beautiful, light bluish green, applied pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (just
sloping collar with bevel - blowpipe a faint trace of exterior wear and a tiny,
pontil scar, Qt; (just the slightest trace barely pinprick, speck of roughness on
of light exterior wear, otherwise spark- the edge of the sheared mouth, otherwise
ing attic mint). GI-99. Attractive color, pristine perfect). GI-108. A bright, clean
very boldly embossed, excellent condi- example of this scarce, desirable mold.
tion. Jim Becker collection.
Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $350
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180
Lot 15
Lot 11
“LOUIS KOSSUTH” / BUST OF
“JENY LIND” / BUST OF JENY LIND KOSSUTH - STEAM FRIGATE / “U.S.
- GLASS FACTORY Historical Cala- STEAM FRIGATE / MISSISSIPPI /
bash, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, S. HUFFSEY” Historical Calabash,
OH, 1857 - 1865. Bluish aquamarine, probably Milford Glass Works, Milford,
applied round collar with bevel - red NJ, 1852 - 1860. Medium emerald
iron pontil scar, Qt, near mint; (a few coloration, applied sloping collar - “PH.
faint rings of very light interior residue DOFLEIN / MOULD MAKER / NTH
or haze, barely noticeable, and just a 5! ST 84” (on base), iron pontil, Qt; (a
trace of minor exterior wear). GI-104. hairline crack, approx. 1”, along the
Nice color through the base, almost a edge of the paddlewheel on the reverse;
light ice blue tone. a couple of minor flakes, 1/8”, or less, at
edge of lip). GI-112. Beautiful, rare color.
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $250
Lot 12
Lot 16
“JENY LIND” / BUST OF JENY
LIND - GLASS FACTORY Histori- “LOUIS KOSSUTH” / BUST OF
cal Calabash, Ravenna Glass Works, KOSSUTH - STEAM FRIGATE / “U.S.
Ravenna, OH, 1857 - 1865. Medium STEAM FRIGATE / MISSISSIPPI / S.
to deep sapphire blue, applied round HUFFSEY” Historical Calabash, prob-
collar - red iron pontil scar, Qt, perfect! ably Milford Glass Works, Milford, NJ,
GI-104. An outstanding example, hard 1852 - 1860. Golden yellow, applied
to find in this depth of sapphire blue. blob collar - “PH. DOFLEIN / MOULD
A bright, clean example with nice clar- MAKER / NTH 5! ST 84” (on base), iron
ity, beautiful color, great condition. pontil, Qt; (an open bubble, approx. ¼”
x 1”, near the side of the flask, and a
Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,000 touch of light exterior wear, otherwise
excellent). GI-112. Gorgeous color!

Est.: $3,000 - $5,000 • Min. bid: $1,500

PAGE 8 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 17 Lot 21

“KOSSUTH” / BUST OF KOSSUTH - EAGLE - EAGLE Historical Flask,
TREE Historical Calabash, America, an early Monongahela or Pittsburgh
1852 - 1860. Beautiful straw yellow district glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Deep
with some deeper honey tones, ap- yellowish olive amber, sheared mouth -
plied sloping collar with bevel - blow- oversize blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near
pipe pontil scar, Qt; (just a very slight mint; (a touch of minor, light exterior
trace of faint exterior wear, otherwise wear, otherwise perfect). GII-1a (Eagle’s
attic mint!) GI-113. Nice color and beak wider open; no dot below stars
condition. at Eagle’s left, but appears to have
all 5-pointed stars). Extremely rare,
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $350 believed to be one of only two known
examples. An exceptional and impor-
Lot 18 tant, early flask.

BUST OF BYRON - BUST OF SCOTT Est.: $30,000 - $50,000 • Min. bid: $15,000
Portrait Flask, probably an early Stod-
dard glasshouse, 1842 - 1850. Yellow- Lot 22
ish olive amber, almost an olive yellow,
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA Histori-
½ Pt, attic mint! GI-114. A great cal Flask, an early Pittsburgh district
example of this classic early New Eng- glasshouse, 1825 - 1835. Medium citron
land flask, filled with tiny seed bubbles, green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil
excellent condition, and nice clarity all scar, ½ Pt; (only a trace of extremely
the way to the base. Provenance: Jim minor high point wear, otherwise pristine
Becker collection. perfect!) GII-11. A beautiful, vibrant little
flask; seedy, bubby, and full of character.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 Also with a crisp, strong mold impression.
A very rare color, it is believed to be only
Lot 19 the 1st, or possibly 2nd, example to be
offered in this, or any similar color, in the
“WHEAT * PRICE & Co WHEELING, past 15 years! A little gem of a flask.
VA” / (LONG HAIR BUST) - “FAIR-
VIEW” / (GLASSHOUSE) / “WORKS” Est.: $4,000 - $8,000 • Min. bid: $2,000
Historical Flask, Wheat, Price & Co,
East Wheeling (W.) Virginia, 1833 - Lot 23
1834. Medium blue green, sheared
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA Histori-
5” crack extends from the “W” in cal Flask, an early Monongahela or
“WORKS”, across the base, to the “E” Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1825 -
in “WHEAT”; a bit of minor high point 1840. Deep aquamarine, almost a light
wear). GI-116. A very rare, desirable blue green, sheared mouth - blowpipe
flask, with a crisp mold impression and pontil scar, ½ pint, near mint; (just a tiny
great color. pinprick bit of roughness on the edge of
the sheared lip and a trace of minor high
Est.: $750 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $400 point wear). GII-15a. Extremely rare. A
great example which we first sold about
Lot 20 six years ago, November, 2010. In addi-
tion, good character with plenty of tiny
BUST OF COLUMBIA - EAGLE / seed bubbles and nice frothy glass.
“B & W” Historical Flask, probably
Kensington Glass Works, 1825 - 1835. Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $350
Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blow-
pipe pontil scar, Pt; (a minor 1/8” flake Lot 24
on the inside edge of the lip, and a bit
of exterior wear including a light 5/8” EAGLE - MORNING GLORY Historical
scratch on the reverse, and a little Flask, probably Midwest, 1840 - 1860.
high point wear on the bust, other- Pottery flask with a mottled “Bennington
wise excellent). GI-121. A scarce and - type” tan and brown glaze, Pt, near
desirable flask, clean, bright and with a mint; (a bit of minor exterior wear on the
crisp, strong mold impression. reverse). GII-19. A very scarce flask,
whether in glass, or pottery! McKearin
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150 notes this mold in both glass and pot-
tery as being “Rare”.

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120

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Lot 25 Lot 29

EAGLE - EAGLE Historical Flask, “LIBERTY” / EAGLE - “WILLINGTON
probably Kentucky Glass Works, / GLASS, Co / WEST, WILLINGTON
Louisville, KY, 1850 - 1855. Aquama- / CONN” Historical Flask, Willington
rine, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil Glass Works, 1860 - 1872. Medium to
scar, Pt, near mint; (a small area of deep emerald with an olive tone, applied
light exterior wear along the left edges sloping collar - smooth base, Pt, near
of the front and back oval panels, mint; (a little light exterior wear including
otherwise virtually attic mint!) GII-24. some minor, open surface bubbles).
A great example with a very strong, GII-62. Great color, exceptional charac-
bold impression, and almost no high ter, and absolutely filled with tiny seed
point wear. bubbles! James Becker collection. Jim
said this was one of his favorite bottles
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100 and it is easy to see why!

Lot 26 Est.: $600 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $300

EAGLE - EAGLE Historical Flask, Lot 30
probably Louisville Glass Works,
Louisville, KY, 1855 - 1860. Brilliant EAGLE - “NEW LONDON” / ANCHOR
medium blue green, applied mouth / “GLASS WORKS” Historical Flask,
with flat band - iron pontil scar, Qt; (a New London Glass Works, New London,
potstone at the side of the flask, about CT, 1856 - 1860. Light to medium blue
1” from the base, has a few 1/8”, or green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil
less, radiations, otherwise sparkling at- scar, Pt, near mint; (a tiny trace of rough-
tic mint). GII-26. The noted condition ness on the side of the sheared lip that
issue is fairly minor, the flask displays you can feel, but is not easy to see, and
as attic mint. Great color, exceptional a slightly weak impression as is not un-
eye-appeal, full of bubbles, impurities, common with this mold). GII-68. A com-
and character. paratively scarce mold, nicely whittled.
Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $250
Est.: $800 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $400
Lot 27
Lot 31
EAGLE - “LOUISVILLE / KY /
GLASSWORK” Historical Flask, EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA Historical
Louisville Glass Works, Louisville, Ken- Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Glass-
tucky, 1856 - 1865. Beautiful root beer works, Keene, NH, 1830 - 1842. Yel-
amber, applied mouth with flat band lowish olive amber in the body shading
- early smooth base, ½ Pt, sparkling to a deeper olive amber in the neck and
mint! GII-33. A scarce and desirable near the base, sheared mouth - blow-
flask and extremely difficult to find in pipe pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint;
this outstanding condition. Great color, (just the slightest trace of light wear
strong embossing, and no high point and a tissue-paper thin, partially open
wear as is common on this mold. bubble on the interior of the shoulder,
otherwise perfect). GII-72.
Est.: $3,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $1,500
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
Lot 28
Lot 32
“LIBERTY” / EAGLE - “WILLINGTON
/ GLASS, Co / WEST WILLINGTON Lot of (2), EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA
/ CONN” Historical Flask, Willington Historical Flasks, Keene Marlboro
Glass Works, 1860 - 1872. Yellow- Street Glassworks, 1830 - 1842. Olive
ish tobacco, or “old amber”, applied amber and medium olive green, sheared
double round collar - smooth base, Qt, mouths - blowpipe pontil scarred bases,
near mint; (just a little scattered light Pts; (the olive-amber example has a 1”
exterior wear, primarily near the base hairline crack extending from an interior
on the reverse, and a trace of extreme- bubble, possibly in-manufacture, and a
ly minor roughness on the edge of the touch of light wear; the green example
lip that you can feel, but is difficult to has a ¼” flake on the edge of lip that
see). GII-61. Beautiful, seedy and has been fire-polished and occurred at
whittled! James Becker collection. manufacture; and a tiny sandgrain with a
1/16” “leg”). GII-72 & GII-73 respectively.
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100

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Lot 33 Lot 37

EAGLE - CORNUCOPIA Historical Lot of (2), CORNUCOPIA - URN
Flask, New England, possibly Keene Pictorial Flasks, New England, pos-
Marlboro Street Glassworks, 1830 - sibly Coventry Glass Works, Coventry,
1842. Bright aqua, sheared, tooled CT, 1835 - 1849. Olive amber and olive
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, very green, sheared mouths - blowpipe pontil
near mint; (a tiny, pinhead flake near side scarred bases, Pts; (the amber example
mold seam and a shallow, paper-thin is very near mint with just a touch of typi-
open bubble on the interior of the shoul- cal, minor light wear; the green example
der, otherwise perfect). GII-74. A great has some light to moderate high point
example, virtually no high point wear, wear, but otherwise very nice!) Both
and nice crude pebbly glass. Note; a bit examples GIII-4.
of yellow and blackish color from the
glass mix near the top of the lip. Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140 Lot 38

Lot 34 Lot of (2), CORNUCOPIA - URN Picto-
rial Flasks, New England, probably
EAGLE / “PITTSBURGH / PA” - Keene, NH, or Coventry, CT Glassworks,
EAGLE Historical Flask, a Pittsburgh 1835 - 1850. Olive amber and medium
district glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. to deep olive green, sheared mouths -
Yellowish olive amber shading to a blowpipe pontil scarred bases, ½ Pts;
very deep, almost blackish olive amber (olive green example has a little minor
near the mouth and base, applied roughness with a pinhead flake on the
mouth with flat band - smooth base, edge of the lip; the olive amber example
Pt; (a little high point wear, otherwise has a little high point wear and a 3/16”
very near mint!) GII-105. An attractive in-manufacture tooling mark on the side
example, nice color, plenty of whittling, of the neck). Both examples GIII-7.
short neck with a very crudely applied
collar. Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

Lot 35 Lot 39

EAGLE / MONUMENT / “CONTINEN- CORNUCOPIA - URN Pictorial Flask,
TIAL” - INDIAN SHOOTING BIRD / New England, probably Keene, NH, or
“CUNINGHAMS & Co / PITTSBURGH Coventry, CT Glassworks, 1835 - 1850.
PA” Historical Flask, Cuninghams & Deep greenish aquamarine, almost a light
Co., Pittsburgh, 1865 - 1875. Aqua- apple green, sheared mouth - blowpipe
marine, applied collar with flat band pontil scar, ½ Pt; (just a minor 1/8” area
- smooth base, Qt; (a minor, pinhead of fine lip-edge roughness and only a
flake on the inside edge of the lip; a ¾” trace of faint high point wear, otherwise
narrow open bubble on the shoulder, excellent). GIII-7. A nice little flask,
and just a couple of small patches of scarce color for this mold.
very faint interior milkiness). GII-142.
A good strong impression on this flask, Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
which is not easy to find.
Lot 40
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
CORNUCOPIA - URN Pictorial Flask,
Lot 36 New England, probably a Connecticut
or New Hampshire glasshouse, 1835
CORNUCOPIA - CORNUCOPIA - 1850. Medium olive amber, sheared
Pictorial Flask, probably Kensington mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, near
Glass Works, Philadelphia, PA, 1830 mint; (a little scattered light high point
- 1838. Aquamarine, sheared mouth - wear). GIII-8. Note; McKearin lists this
blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, near mint; mold as common. However, the GIII-8
(just a touch of very light high point having the large pearl to the left of the
wear and a pontil flake extends to cornucopia, we would argue, could cer-
the edge of the narrow base). GIII-2. tainly be considered as comparatively
A clean, bright, sparkling example. scarce.
Noted as “Comparatively scarce” by
McKearin. Provenance: James Becker Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60
collection.

Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

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Lot 41 Lot 45

CORNUCOPIA - URN Pictorial Flask, MASONIC ARCH - EAGLE His-
probably Mt. Vernon Glass Works, torical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street
Vernon, New York, 1830 - 1844. Bright Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1820 - 1830.
medium olive, almost a forest green, Aquamarine, sheared mouth - blowpipe
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, pontil scar, ½ Pt, attic mint! GIV-24.
½ Pt, near mint; (a little typical light Extremely rare, believed to be one of
exterior high point wear and a very only two, or possibly three, known
minor pinhead bit of roughness on one examples in aqua. An exceptional little
of the medial ribs). GIII-11. Nice color, flask, bright, crisp, sparkling, and with
in a pure shade of green, having no virtually no high point wear. Prov-
trace of amber. A scarce mold, shards enance: Ex. Charles B. Gardner col-
of which have been dug at the site of lection (#753; color plate VII); Osgood
the Mt. Vernon Glass Works. collection, James Becker collection.

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140 Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,000

Lot 42 Lot 46

CORNUCOPIA - URN Pictorial Flask, MASONIC - “ZANESVILLE” / EAGLE /
Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, NY, “OHIO / J. SHEPARD & CO”, Historical
1849 - 1855. Clear, medium blue- Flask, Zanesville Glassworks, Zanesville,
green, sheared, tooled lip - blowpipe OH, 1822 - 1832. Golden amber below
pontil scar, ½ Pt, very near mint; (just the shoulders shading to a deep golden
a slight trace of minor wear and a 1/8” with a slight orange tone near the base,
bit of roughness on one of the mold sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt,
seams that may be in-manufacture, virtually attic mint; (just a touch of very
otherwise perfect!) GIII-14a. A very light exterior wear, otherwise perfect).
scarce mold, very nice color. A little GIV-32. A great example with a very
sweetheart of a flask. bold, crisp impression, which is hard to
find with this mold.
Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 43
Lot 47
CORNUCOPIA - URN Pictorial Flask,
Lancaster Glass Works, Lancaster, NY, MASONIC ARCH / FARMERS ARMS
1849 - 1855. Medium emerald, heavy - FRIGATE / “FRANKLIN” Historical
applied ring-type collar - blowpipe Flask, probably an early Pittsburgh -
pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a couple of Monongahela area glasshouse, 1820
minor, 1/8” or less, bits of roughness - 1830. Greenish aquamarine, sheared
along the top edge of the collar, and mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (some
a tiny, less-than-pinhead size, open high point wear, primarily on the
bubble on the cornucopia, otherwise frigate sails, on the reverse). GIV-36.
virtually attic mint). GIII-17. A nice ex- A good strong impression. As noted by
ample with the desirable “donut style” McKearin, a rare mold, seldom offered
lip, good color, and virtually no high for sale.
point wear as is common on this mold.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $500
Lot 48
Lot 44
ALL SEEING EYE (INSIDE 6-POINTED
MASONIC ARCH - EAGLE / “KEENE” STAR) / “A D” - RAISED ARM AND
Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro 6-POINTED STAR / “G R J A” Histori-
Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1820 cal Flask, probably an early Stoddard,
- 1830. Medium olive amber, sheared NH glasshouse, 1842 - 1850. Clear,
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near medium olive amber, sheared mouth -
mint; (a little scattered light high point blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just
wear). GIV-17. A crude example hav- a touch of minor high point wear and a
ing a somewhat pebbly glass texture. shallow, 1/8” wide, partially open bubble
on the interior of the neck). GIV-43. A
Est.: $225 - $450 • Min. bid: $140 good example, nice color and clarity.

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

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Lot 49 Lot 53

“SUCCESS TO THE RAILROAD” / SUNBURST FLASK, New England,
LOCOMOTIVE - (Reverse same) His- probably Coventry Glass Works, Coven-
torical Flask, Lancaster Glass Works, try, CT, 1815 - 1830. Light olive, almost
NY, 1849 - 1860. Bright, yellowish cit- an olive yellow, sheared mouth - blow-
ron green, sheared mouth - blowpipe pipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, virtually attic mint;
pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (a shallow, (extremely minor, small patch of interior
hard-to-see, 9/16” sliver flake along haze near one of the sides, otherwise
the medial rib at edge of base; a shal- pristine!) GVIII-16. A great example, vir-
low pontil flake extends to the edge tually no high point wear, and a nice light
of the base, otherwise perfect). GV-2. color (very similar, almost identical to the
Extremely rare color. The last recorded early, dip-mold snuff jar in Lot 128). Ex.
example at auction in a similar color Darl Fifer collection.
was almost 25 years ago.
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
Est.: $6,000 - $12,000 • Min. bid: $3,000
Lot 54
Lot 50
SCROLL FLASK, Midwest America,
“SUCCESS TO THE RAILROAD” / 1850 - 1860. Light to medium apple
HORSE PULLING CART - (Reverse green, sheared mouth - iron pontil scar,
same) Historical Flask, possibly Mt. Qt, very near mint; (a minor, 1/8” wide,
Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, NY, 1830 partially open bubble on the inside of the
- 1844. Medium to deep olive green, neck, and a couple of faint small patches
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, of interior milkiness near the base,
Pt; (a little light exterior high point wear otherwise perfect!) GIX-1. A big, attrac-
and a somewhat weakened impression tive flask, and a fresh discovery from an
in the shoulder area as is common on estate sale near Flint, Mich.
this mold). GV-5.
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

Lot 51 Lot 55

HORSE PULLING CART - EAGLE “LOUISVILLE, KY - GLASS WORKS”
Historical Flask, probably Coventry SCROLL FLASK, Louisville Glassworks,
Glass Works, Coventry, Connecticut, 1855 - 1860. Bright, yellowish apple
1830 - 1845. Clear, medium yellowish green, sheared mouth - large, oval, red
olive green, sheared mouth - blowpipe iron pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint;
pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a touch (a slight trace of light residue, or very
of typical, light exterior wear, and an faint interior haze, near the base; a ¼”
1/8” bit of roughness at base edge, bit of minor lip-edge roughness that is
probably in-making, otherwise perfect). in-manufacture, mentioned for accu-
GV-9. A very nice example, good color racy, otherwise perfect). GIX-9. A very
and clarity. scarce, marked, Louisville Scroll Flask
that does not come around often. Nice
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180 color, excellent character, great pontil!

Lot 52 Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400

“CORN FOR THE WORLD” / EAR Lot 56
OF CORN - MONUMENT / “BALTI-
MORE” Historical Flask, Baltimore SCROLL FLASK, Midwest America,
Glass Works, 1845 - 1855. Deep claret 1850 - 1860. Clear, medium to deep
coloration, sheared mouth - blowpipe blue green, sheared mouth - blowpipe
pontil scar, ½ Pt; (some exterior high pontil scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (a
point wear and light scratches). GVI-7. tiny, barely pinhead size flake on the
A very rare mold, and unique in this edge of the sheared mouth and just the
color. In 50 years of auction records, slightest trace of faint exterior wear,
there have only been 10 or less of- otherwise pristine!) Frame and stars
fered in any color. Ex. Crawford similar to GIX-10c, but with well defined
Wetlauffer, Charles B. Gardner, Bill space between center scrolls as on the
Pollard collections. GIX-11. A very scarce, attractive color.
Provenance: James Becker collection.
Est.: $10,000 - $20,000 • Min. bid: $5,000
Est.: $600 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 57 Lot 61

SCROLL FLASK, Midwest America, “J R & Son” SCROLL FLASK, John
1850 - 1860. Light to medium sap- Robinson & Son Glass Manufacturers,
phire blue, sheared mouth - blowpipe Pittsburgh, PA, 1830 - 1834. Aqua-
pontil scar (on keyed base), Pt, near marine, corseted scroll form, sheared
mint; (a tiny, pinhead flake on the edge mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, - Pt;
of the sheared lip; a slight trace of in- (some scattered light interior haze).
terior residue, or very faint haze in the GIX-43. A scarce, desirable, glass-
shoulders that may wash out, and just house marked scroll. The patchy light
a touch of typical light exterior wear). interior haze would respond well to
GIX-11. Beautiful, very attractive and just a couple of days in the tumbler, if
desirable color. Provenance: James desired, and the flask is otherwise in
Becker collection. near attic mint condition.

Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $750 Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

Lot 58 Lot 62

“C” SCROLL FLASK, Midwest Ameri- SCROLL FLASK, an early Pittsburgh
ca, 1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, sheared district glasshouse, possibly John Rob-
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, attic inson & Son Glass Manufacturers, 1830
mint. GIX-25. A comparatively scarce - 1834. Aquamarine, corseted scroll
flask, and aptly noted as such by McK- form, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil
earin. In fact, we would suggest that it scar, Pt; (a little minor, light interior haze,
is a very scarce mold with only about and a bit of scattered light exterior wear,
a half dozen or fewer examples having otherwise excellent). GIX-44. A bright
been offered at public auction in the example with some nice bubbles scat-
past 20 years. A bright, clean, bubbly, tered throughout. Listed as “Very rare”
sparkling example. by McKearin.

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

Lot 59 Lot 63

Giant SCROLL FLASK, Midwest SCROLL FLASK, probably an early
America,1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1835
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, - 1845. Clear, medium blue green,
2 Qts, near attic mint; (a tiny potstone sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar,
in the base with a minuscule, barely Pt, very near mint; (a shallow, 1/8” or
1/8” leg that likely occurred during less, minor flake on the inside edge of
manufacture, and a paper-thin 1/8” the sheared mouth, otherwise virtually
open bubble, otherwise pristine!) attic mint). GIX-45. Provenance: Ex
GIX-29. List as “Rare” by McKearin, Paul Richards collection. This example
and deservedly so. For more info., see has not been offered at auction since
“The Gallon Scrolls”, by Mark Vuono, the iconic Richards Sale, Sept, 1993. A
AB&GC, June, 2014. James Becker desirable, ornate mold, in a beautiful,
collection; Ex. Jim Whetzel collection. rare color.

Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400 Est.: $2,000 - $4,000 • Min. bid: $1,200

Lot 60 Lot 64

“BP & B” SCROLL FLASK, Bakewell, “M’CARTY & TORREYSON” / STAR /
Page & Bakewell, Pittsburgh, PA, 1825 “MANUFACTURERS / WELLSBURG,
- 1832. Aquamarine, sheared mouth VA.” - CONCENTRIC RINGS AND
- blowpipe pontil scar, ½ Pt; (some SUNBURST, SCROLL FLASK, McCarty
scattered light interior haze, and a little & Torreyson Glass Works, Wellsburg,
minor high point wear). GIX-38. A VA, 1842 - 1855. Aquamarine, sheared
scarce, early marked scroll flask. The mouth - iron pontil scar, Pt; (a couple
noted spotty interior haze would likely of 1/8” flakes on the top of the rough
respond well to a light interior profes- sheared mouth; a little roughness and
sional cleaning. minor flaking on the inside edge of the
mouth, possibly in-making, otherwise
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 very near mint!) GIX-48. A scarce,
desirable mold!

Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $600

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Lot 65 Lot 69

HEARTS AND FLOWERS SCROLL “UNION” / CLASPED HANDS / “FA
FLASK, Midwest, 1840 - 1855. Deep & Co” - CANNON Historical Flask,
aqua, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil Fahnestock, Albree & Company, Pitts-
scar, Qt; (the top of the sheared mouth burgh, 1865 - 1872. Colorless, tooled
has been polished to remove some sloping collar with ring - smooth base,
flakes, otherwise pristine perfect). GIX- ½ Pt; (a 5/8” area of chipping on top
51. Noted by McKearin as “Very rare”, of the mouth, and a ¼ flake at edge of
and considered by many collectors to base). GXII-42. A great rarity being
be the most desirable of all the Scroll colorless, and with the tapered collar,
molds. A bright, sparkling example it is believed there are less than six
with a large, attractive bubble (undam- examples known. The condition issues
aged), down one side. James Becker are fairly minor, this is one that very few
collection; Ex. Fred Salisbury collection other collectors are likely to have.

Est.: $3,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $1,500 Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 66 Lot 70

“MURDOCK / & / CASSEL - ZANES- “WILL YOU TAKE / A DRINK ? / WILL
VILLE / OHIO” Historical Flask, A / (Duck) / SWIM ?” Pictorial Flask,
Muskingum Green Glass Works, Zanes- Lockport Glass Work, Lockport, NY, 1870
ville, OH, 1826 - 1836. Aqua, sheared - 1880. Aquamarine, applied mouth with
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a band - smooth base, Qt; (some light
touch of minor roughness and 1/8” overall haze that appears to be mostly on
flake at the edge of the sheared mouth; the interior; some scattered light exterior
some scattered minor exterior wear wear and a bit of dullness, but no other
along with some light haze or dullness, form of damage). GXIII-27. It appears to
but no other form of damage). GX-14. be a dug bottle and would likely respond
A rare mold with a better-than-average well to a light professional cleaning. A
impression. Would likely respond well very scarce flask.
to a light professional cleaning.
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $800 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $400
Lot 71
Lot 67
“TRAVELER’S” / STAR / “COMPAN-
“THE GREAT WESTERN” / TRAPPER ION” - SHEAF OF GRAIN Pictorial
WITH RIFLE - BUCK WITH ANTLERS Flask, Westford Glass Works, Westford,
Pictorial Flask, Midwest, possibly a CT, 1860 - 1873. Medium to deep
Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1865 amber with some beautiful golden and
- 1875. Aquamarine, applied col- orange tones, applied sloping collar -
lar with ring - “C” on smooth base, smooth base, Qt, virtually attic mint;
Pt; (a little light exterior wear and a (just the slightest trace of faint exterior
couple of small patches, approximately wear, otherwise pristine!) GXIV-1. A
“dime-size” or less, of minor interior great example, heavily whittled, beauti-
haze, otherwise excellent). GX-30. ful color, outstanding condition. James
A rare flask, likely blown to appeal to Becker collection; Ex. Tom McCandless
pioneers and the expansion of frontiers collection.
to the west.
Est.: $250 - $400 • Min. bid: $140
Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $200
Lot 72
Lot 68
“TRAVELERS / COMPANION” (Reverse
Unlisted, “UNION” / CLASPED plain), Historical Flask, probably Lan-
HANDS - EAGLE Historical Flask, caster Glass Works, or possibly Lockport
probably a Pittsburgh glasshouse, Glass Works, NY, 1855 - 1860. Aquama-
1860 -1870. Golden amber with a rine, applied ring collar with bevel - blow-
slight orange tone shading to a honey pipe pontil scar, ½ Pt, attic mint! GXIV-8.
amber in the shoulders, applied mouth A rare little flask, especially with the
with ring - smooth base, Pt; (a touch of pontil scarred base. Listed by McKearin
minor exterior wear, and a small patch in Group C, Rare flasks, #18. A crisp,
of light interior haze, otherwise excel- sparkling example, boldly embossed.
lent). Unlisted and very different than
any of the charted molds. 15 leaves on Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
left branch; 16 on right; eagle, shield,
and pennant different.

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

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Lot 73 Lot 77

“CLYDE GLASS WORKS / N.Y.” Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New
Lettered Flask, Clyde Glass Works, England, 1790 - 1820. Delicate, light
Clyde, New York, 1864 - 1873. sea green, chestnut form, applied crude
Medium yellowish green, almost a ring-type collar - blowpipe pontil scar,
citron coloration, applied sloping col- ht. 5 ½”, near mint; (some scattered
lar with flat band - smooth base, Qt, light exterior wear and fine scratches).
near mint; (a little scattered exterior A scarce color for an early Chestnut
wear including a ¾” minor scratch flask, plenty of tiny seed bubbles, a
below the “SS” in “GLASS”. GXV-1. delicate little flask.
A scarce, desirable mold in a very Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
scarce, hard-to-find color!
Lot 78
Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $250
Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New Eng-
Lot 74 land, 1790 - 1820. Clear, light yellow
olive, almost an olive yellow, chestnut
Large, Freeblown Globular Bottle, form, crudely applied collar - blowpipe
New England, 1790 - 1820. Beauti- pontil scar, ht. 5 ¾”; (a few interior
ful medium yellowish olive, globular bubbles that are open, or partially open,
body, heavy applied string rim - and a little typical light exterior wear, oth-
blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 9 ¾”, near erwise excellent). Nice color and clarity.
mint; (a small potstone on the inside Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
surface of the glass, near the base,
has a couple of tiny radiations, barely Lot 79
visible without a loop, and just a trace
of faint wear). A great example in vir- Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New Eng-
tually “attic mint” condition, very little land, 1810 - 1830. Medium yellowish
exterior wear, and better than average olive, chestnut form, crudely applied
form. James Becker collection short tapered collar - blowpipe pontil
scar, ht. 7 ¾”, near mint; (just a touch
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300 of typical, light exterior wear). There is a
large, un-melted potstone in the neck,
Lot 75 but with absolutely no associated radia-
tions or issues). Nice slightly larger size,
Miniature, Freeblown Globular plenty of tiny seed bubbles throughout.
Bottle, America, probably Midwest, Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
possibly Mid-Atlantic region, 1815
- 1835. Aquamarine, globular form, Lot 80
sheared and outward rolled mouth -
blowpipe pontil scar with trace bits Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New
of iron residue, ht. 3 ½”, virtually attic England, 1810 - 1830. Medium shad-
mint; (just a touch of light interior ing to deep olive amber, chestnut
residue, or faint haze, otherwise per- form, applied sloping collar - blowpipe
fect). A little “sweetheart” of a glob, pontil scar, ht. 8 3/8”; (some typical light
nicely executed, scarce diminutive exterior wear and scratches, otherwise
size, outstanding condition. excellent). Nice larger size, rich color.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180

Lot 76

Early, Freeblown Chestnut Flask,
probably Mid-Atlantic, possibly
South Jersey, 1770 - 1800. Clear,
medium green with a slight olive tone,
chestnut form, sheared mouth with a
crudely applied flat band - blowpipe
pontil scar, ht. 8”; (some typical minor
scratches and light exterior wear; a
few open surface bubbles, other-
wise excellent). Scarce, pure green
coloration with no hint of amber, nice
clarity and plenty of bubbles. Some
very faint paddle marks on the sides.

Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 81 Lot 85

Large, Freeblown Chestnut Flask, Blown Three Mold Decanter, Keene
probably Mid-Atlantic region, pos- Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene,
sibly South Jersey, 1760 - 1800. NH, 1820 - 1835. Medium olive green
Medium olive, plump chestnut form, shading to a dense olive through the
tooled, outward rolled mouth - heavy neck, ovoid form, geometric sunburst
blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 10 ¾”; pattern, sheared mouth - blowpipe pon-
(some scattered exterior wear and til scar, Pt; (a tiny, pinhead flake and a
light scratches, heavy base wear). An little natural roughness on the top of the
interesting, large, early Chestnut Flask, sheared mouth that likely occurred in-
very scarce size. manufacture; a little exterior high point
wear). GIII-16. There is an interesting
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300 ribbon of extra glass on the interior of
the neck that creates the deep color.
Lot 82
Est.: $500 - $700 • Min. bid: $300
Early, Freeblown Pocket Flask,
probably Continental, possibly Lot 86
America, 1740 - 1780. Yellow-
ish olive, flattened circular body, Lot of (2), Blown Three Mold Hat
sheared mouth with an applied string Whimsies, New England, or possibly a
rim - solid, glass-tipped pontil scar, South Boston area glasshouse, 1825 -
ht. 4 ¼”; (some scattered, relatively 1840. Both are colorless, blown in small
minor exterior wear and a tiny, barely drinking glass molds for pattern, and in
pinhead-size flake on the applied the form of a beaver hat with a narrow
string rim, otherwise excellent). With- upturned brim on the sides, geometric
out question, a very interesting, and designs, blowpipe pontil scarred bases,
very early little flask. ht. both approx. 2 ¼”, both are virtually
attic mint! GII-18, and similar to GIII-4.
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140 Good clean examples.

Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 83 Lot 87

Early, Diminutive Freeblown Pattern Molded Globular Bottle,
Flask, probably Alloa Glass Works, 24 ribs swirled to the left, probably
Scotland, 1780 - 1820. Deep amber Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, OH,
with a reddish tone, flattened spheri- 1820 - 1835. Brilliant citron green with
cal body with an applied ribbon of a slight yellowish tone, globular form,
rigaree on each side, sheared, flared, outward rolled mouth - pontil scar, ht.
and inward rolled mouth - blowpipe 7 5/8”, near attic mint; (a 3/16” flake on
pontil scar, ht. 3 ½”; (a few missing the underside of the folded over collar
“fins” at lower part of rigaree, some and just a touch of typical, very light,
minor surface wear). A rare little gem exterior wear, otherwise perfect!) A
of a flask. See MW, plate 51, #5, for fantastic example, outstanding color
similar South Jersey example. Ex. and clarity, excellent condition, and
Neil Wilcox, John Moore collections. plenty of eye-appeal.

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,000

Lot 84 Lot 88

Early Patterned Utility Bottle, Pattern Molded Globular Bottle,
Mediterranean, or Middle East region, 24 ribs swirled to the right, probably
1680 - 1720. Bright, yellowish Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville,
grass green with subtle, straw and OH, 1820 - 1835. Bright golden amber,
light puce colored striations swirled globular form, outward rolled mouth -
through the body, octagonal, eight pontil scar, ht. 7 1/8”, near mint; (a trace
panels embossed with a diamond, or of typical, expected light exterior wear,
lattice design, and double rectangu- otherwise perfect). A great example
lar outline, crudely sheared mouth with nice tight ribbing through the neck,
with an applied, crimped ring collar classical globular form, good color, and
- smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”, near attic a slightly smaller size that most!
mint; (a little light interior residue). A
crude, and very early, blown bottle. Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $350

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250

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Lot 89 Lot 93

Pattern Molded Chestnut Flask, Pitkin Type Flask, 16 wide vertical
24-rib broke swirl pattern, probably ribs over 16 ribs swirled to the right,
Zanesville, or possibly Kent Glass probably Pennsylvania or Mid-Atlantic
Works, OH, 1824 - 1835. Medium region, 1800 - 1830. Bright, yellowish
golden amber, large “grandmother grass green, flattened circular body,
size” chestnut form with 24 vertical sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar,
ribs over 24 ribs swirled to the left, ht. 6 ½”, perfect. Similar to MW, plate
sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 6 ¾”, 89, #8 Beautiful color, very bold pat-
near mint; (just a touch of very minor, tern, outstanding condition, devoid of
light exterior wear, otherwise perfect). the high point wear so often encoun-
An exceptional Midwest flask, rare tered on these flasks. A bright, clean,
size, nice form, pattern, color, and excellent example.
condition. Ex. Darl Fifer collection.
Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400
Est.: $1,200 - $2,400 • Min. bid: $600
Lot 94
Lot 90
Pitkin Type Flask, 30 vertical ribs over
Pattern Molded Pocket Flask, 24 ribs 30 ribs swirled to the left, probably Mid-
swirled to the left, Midwest, possibly Atlantic region, 1800 - 1830. Medium
Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, sea-green, flattened ovoid body, sheared
OH, 1820 - 1835. Honey coloration mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 6 7/8”,
near the shoulders shading to a lighter near mint; (just a touch of typical light
yellowish honey near the base, flat- exterior wear, otherwise excellent). Very
tened circular body, sheared mouth similar to MW, plate 89, #5.
- pontil scar, ht. 4 ¾”; (just a little minor
high point wear, otherwise perfect). Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250
The color is nice and light so the pat-
tern shows through from both sides Lot 95
creating the attractive lattice appear-
ance below the shoulders. Poison Type Flask, Germany or
America, 1830 - 1860. Deep amethyst
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180 with a violet tone, flattened horseshoe
form, 2-piece mold, hobnail pattern
Lot 91 with corrugated sides, sheared mouth -
blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, ht. 6 ¾”; (some
Pattern Molded Chestnut Flask, scattered light exterior wear, otherwise
18 ribs swirled to the right, Midwest, perfect!) KU-27. This is the scarcer of
probably western Pennsylvania, the two sizes, and in a very scarce, to
1820 - 1840. Aquamarine, large, rare color for this flask! Note; some
“grandmother size” chestnut form, washable, “attic-type” soot between the
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, corrugated ribs. From an old time New
ht. 7”; (some scattered exterior wear, England collection!
primarily on one side, and just a touch
of minor residue, likely washable, on Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400
the interior). A scarce size, not easy
to find in a Midwest chestnut; also a Lot 96
more scarce rib count than the 24-rib
mold typically encountered. “X. BAZIN - 114 CHESNUT ST -
PHILADELPHIA” Product Jar, America,
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180 1855 - 1870. Beautiful plum amethyst,
8-sided tapered body with a pedestal-
Lot 92 type base; base appears to have a
sand-type pontil, ht. 2 ¾”, near mint;
Pitkin Type Flask, patterned with (just a little minor exterior wear). A very
36 fine ribs swirled to the right, New rare jar that likely held some type of
England, 1785 - 1825. Clear, light to cream, or pomade, and could be used
medium yellowish olive, ovoid form, as a wine glass, when empty. Around
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, 1850, E. Roussel sold his very success-
ht. 5 3/8”, near mint; (a trace of faint ful perfumery business to X. Bazin. Note
light wear and a slightly weakened the misspelling of “Chestnut St.”
impression, otherwise excellent!) Nice
diminutive size, good tight ribbing. Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140
Similar to MW, plate 88, #6. Prov-
enance: Ex. Don Vink collection.

Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $350

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Lot 97 Lot 101

Cologne Bottle, Boston and Sand- “N. PRENTISS / & Co / 28 / JOHN
wich Glass Works, Sandwich, MA, ST”, America, 1825 - 1840. Aquama-
1860 – 1888. Medium to deep plum rine, rectangular with fancy ‘framed’
amethyst, octagonal hourglass form, front and back panels, bulbous neck,
thin tooled flanged lip – smooth base, applied ring collar - blowpipe pontil
ht. 4 ½”, very near mint; (a little minor scar, ht. 7 ¼”; (1/8” bruise on corner
high point wear, otherwise perfect). of back panel, a tiny potstone with a
See B/K, photo #5199; MW, plate 114, couple of 1/16” “legs”, some light inte-
#7. A very nice example, beautiful rior milkiness). N. Prentice was an early,
color! Note; this particular form is prominent, New York City merchant and
believed to be unique to the Sandwich perfumer. See, MW, p.386. A very rare
Glass Works. cologne bottle with crude, wavy glass.
James Becker collection.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
Lot 98
Lot 102
Fancy Cologne Bottle, America, 1835
- 1855. Medium to deep sapphire “BOGARDUS GLASS BALL PATD.
blue, rectangular with narrow beveled APRL 10 1877.” Target Ball, America,
corners, fancy floral spray on front, 1877 - 1895. Medium to deep cobalt
beaded boarder label panel on reverse, blue, quilted diamond pattern above
applied thin flanged collar - blowpipe and below center band, rough sheared
pontil scar, ht. 5 1/8”; (approx. 25% of mouth, dia. 2 5/8”, perfect. Scarce color
the thin flanged lip is missing, and a bit for a Bogardus target ball. Excellent
of minor high point wear near the base character with a crude, pebbly glass
on the reverse, otherwise perfect). texture, and a couple of subtle amber
MW, plate 107, #5. Very rare in aqua- striations swirled through the glass.
marine, Extremely rare in sapphire; the
1st example that we can recall seeing. Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $250 Lot 103

Lot 99 “GLASHUTTEN Dr. A. FRANK - CHAR-
LOTTENBURG” Target Ball, Germany,
Fancy Cologne Bottle, Embossed 1880 - 1895. Yellowish with a slight ol-
Cluster of Grapes and Leaves (with ive tone, quilted diamond pattern above
period medicinal label on side panel), and below center band, rough sheared
America, 1840 - 1850. Brilliant aqua- mouth, dia. 2 5/8”, virtually attic mint;
marine, rectangular with ribbed side (some typical flakes and chipping often
panels, floral spray above and below encountered with the crude sheared
label panel on reverse, tooled thin lip). Note; “Glashutten” in German is the
flared lip - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 6 plural for glasshouse.
¼”, virtually “out of the mold” pristine
perfect. Label slightly darkened, but Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
mostly legible, gives directions for use
for Dysentery, Fever and Ague. Lot 104
Beautiful, rare, and possibly unique!
“VAN CUTSEM - A ST QUENTIN” Tar-
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180 get Ball, France, 1880 - 1895. Medium
sapphire blue, quilted diamond pattern
Lot 100 above and below center band, rough
sheared mouth, dia. 2 5/8”, perfect. A
“N.S.P” Early Cologne Bottle, Amer- nice example, much lighter in tone, that
ica, 1825 - 1840. Aquamarine, rect- passes plenty of light. Most examples
angular with fancy ‘framed’ front and being a deep, dense shade of cobalt.
back panels, bulbous neck, sheared
and outward rolled mouth - blowpipe Est.: $100 - $175 • Min. bid: $60
pontil scar, ht. 7 ½”, virtually attic mint;
(tiny open surface bubble on top of
rolled lip, otherwise perfect!) “N.S.P”,
initials for Nathan Smith Prentiss, early
New York City perfumery merchant.
See MW, pgs. 386, 380, 382. A
clean, bright, sparkling, example.
Extremely rare.

Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180

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Lot 105 Lot 109

Target Ball, Germany, 1880 - 1900. Blown Three Mold Inkwell, Keene
Beautiful, bright yellowish lime green, Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene,
almost a chartreuse color, quilted pat- NH, 1820 - 1840. Medium to deep
tern formed by horizontal rows of 14 olive amber, cylindrical, disk-type
diamonds, rough sheared mouth, dia. mouth - plain base with blowpipe pon-
2 5/8”, perfect. Termed the “Gablonz” til scar, 1 ½” ht. x 2 1/8” wide, virtually
ball, and without question, one bright- attic mint; (just a very slight trace of
est, and most colorful, of all the target faint exterior wear, otherwise perfect).
balls. GIII-29; C# 1221. A very nice example,
excellent condition, and good color
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100 and tone.

Lot 106 Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

“HEMINGRAY - No 19” Insulator, Lot 110
Hemingray Glass Co, Muncie, IN,
1915 - 1930. Bright cobalt, almost an Early Blown Inkwell, probably
electric, or peacock blue, sharp drip Continental, possibly France, 1840
points, overall very good condition; (a - 1860. Very deep amethyst, cylindri-
shallow, ¼” flake along the top of the cal with a bell-shaped font, crimped,
wire ridge; a ½” chip at base of skirt tooled, double ring foot, tooled ring
including a chip on one of the drips, neck, sheared, flared and inward rolled
otherwise excellent). CD 162. Beauti- mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 3”,
ful, vivid color! attic mint. A very interesting piece,
likely not a production item, or at least
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $80 blown in very limited numbers. A lot
of workmanship, beautifully done, very
Lot 107 scarce.

“J-&-I-E-M” Ink Bottle, America, 1865 Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140
- 1890. Medium to deep “old amber”,
cylindrical with six block panels around Lot 111
sides, domed shoulders, offset neck
with sheared mouth - “6” (on smooth “M & P - NEW YORK” Ink Bottle,
base), ht. 1 5/8”; (a little minor exterior America, 1840 - 1855. Medium blue-
dullness and faint wear; a bit of light green, 8-sided umbrella form, sheared
interior haze, but no other form of and inward rolled mouth - blowpipe
damage). Similar to C #628. A good pontil scar, 2 3/8” ht. x 2 1/8” wide,
solid example, and nothing that a light near mint; (the bottle may have been
cleaning, with just a day or two in the lightly cleaned as there is a faint bit
tumbler, would not clear-up. of dullness on the inside of the neck,
but otherwise appears as virtually at-
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 tic mint). A very rare ink, and a great
example, with good strong color and
Lot 108 crisp, bold, embossing.

“BERTINGUIOT” Inkwell, probably Est.: $600 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $300
New England, possibly a Connecticut
glasshouse, 1830 - 1850. Beautiful, Lot 112
light yellowish olive amber, cylindrical,
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, “JAMES.S - MASON & co” Ink Bot-
ht. 2 1/8”, near mint; (a couple of 1/8”, tle, America, 1840 - 1860. Aquama-
or less, flakes at the rough sheared rine, 8-sided umbrella form, sheared
mouth; a 3/16” chip on the inside edge and inward rolled mouth - blowpipe
of the lip noted for accuracy, that oc- pontil scar, 2 3/8” ht. x 2 ¼” wide,
curred in-manufacture as it has been near mint; (lightly cleaned to original
fire-polished). C# 575. A scarce color luster and near mint condition with just
for this ink, and one of the lightest, a very light, faint, milkiness remain-
prettiest examples that we have seen. ing). A scarce inkwell, Jas. S. Mason
& Co. manufactured both blacking,
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 and writing ink, and were located in
Philadelphia.

Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $120

PAGE 20 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 113 Lot 117

Umbrella Ink, America, 1840 - 1860. Umbrella Ink, New England, probably
Clear, light to medium bluish green, a Stoddard, New Hampshire glass-
8-sided umbrella form, sheared and house, 1842 - 1860. Yellowish “old
inward rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil amber” with a very slight olive tone,
scar, 2 ½” ht. x 2 1/8” wide, sparkling 8-sided umbrella form, sheared and
attic mint. Form similar to C# 129. A tooled lip - blowpipe pontil scar, 2”
beautiful example in a subtle, but nice ht. x 2 ¼” wide, near mint; (just a little
shade of green, heavily whittled, and minor roughness along the top edge
with excellent clarity. of the lip, likely in-manufacture). Form
similar to C#131. A classic early New
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100 England ink, likely Stoddard, in a nice
attractive color, with good character
Lot 114 and crudeness to the glass.

Umbrella Ink, America, 1840 - 1860. Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140
Medium yellowish emerald, 8-sided
umbrella form, sheared and inward Lot 118
rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, 2
½” ht. x 2 ¼” wide; (just the slightest Umbrella Ink, America, 1840 - 1860.
trace of faint, light wear, otherwise Medium to deep reddish amber with
sparking attic mint). Form similar to a puce tone, 8-sided umbrella form,
C# 129. Beautiful, very scarce color. sheared and inward rolled mouth - blow-
pipe pontil scar, 2 3/8” ht. x 2 ½” wide;
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200 (some scattered light exterior wear and
a tiny, pinhead flake on one of the panel
edges). Similar in size and form to C#
129. A very scarce, attractive, color for
an umbrella ink. This example has been
hidden away in a collection since the
1990s.

Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $250

Lot 115 Lot 119

Umbrella Ink, New England, or pos- “G. A. MILLER / QUINCY ILL” Ink Bottle,
sibly New York State, 1840 - 1860. America, 1860 - 1865. Aquamarine,
Deep forest green, 8-sided umbrella 8-sided, applied square collar - early
form, sheared and tooled mouth - hinge-mold smooth base, 2 ½” ht. x 2”
keyed base with blowpipe pontil scar, wide; (just a bit of very faint interior haze,
2 3/8” ht. x 2 ¼” wide, virtually attic barely noticeable, otherwise excellent and
mint; (just a tiny, pinhead open bubble displays near mint). A very rare, hard-to-
near edge of base, otherwise perfect). find ink in excellent condition, which does
Excellent character and crudity, lots not come around often! This one looks
of seed bubbles, great color, and in a like it just missed the pontil rod.
slightly different form with very narrow
shoulders. Provenance: Ex. Watt Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140
White collection.
Lot 120
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200
“E. WATERS / TROY. NY” Master Ink
Lot 116 Bottle, America, 1845 - 1855. Aqua-
marine, cylindrical with fluted shoulders,
Umbrella Ink, America, 1840 - 1860. applied disk mouth - blowpipe pontil
Beautiful yellowish honey coloration, scar, ht. 5 1/8”, sparkling attic mint! C#
8-sided umbrella form, sheared and 773; Faulker, p.146. A fresh find, and
inward rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil an outstanding example. The bottle is
scar, 2 ¼” ht. x 2 1/8” wide; (a trace of strongly embossed, has exceptional
light interior residue and a 1/8” flake on character; the glass being absolutely
one of the panel edges). Form similar filled with tiny seed bubbles. Note,
to C# 129, and very similar to lot 109, the cork, likely original, has red sealing
in our November, 2015 Auction. Gor- wax on the top with the letters, “F W S”
geous color, this example also having embossed in the wax.
some nice character to the glass.
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 21

Lot 121 Lot 125

“ZIEBER & Co’S - EXCELSIOR - Large, Wide-Mouth Snuff or Utility
INK” Master Ink Bottle, America, Jar, probably England, 1830 - 1850.
1850 - 1860. Medium to deep emerald Clear, light green with a slight emerald
green, 12-sided, crudely applied tone, square with a wide mouth and thin
square collar - iron pontil scar, ht. 5 flared lip - large sand type pontil scar,
¾”, virtually attic mint; (slight trace ht. 6 3/8”, virtually attic mint; (a trace
of faint exterior wear). Similar to C# of light interior residue that would likely
775 (example pictured on cover of Ink wash out, and just a touch of typical,
Bottles and Inkwells, by William Covill, faint exterior wear). A great looking jar,
Jr.). From an early Harmer Rooke scarce wide mouth, and with a perfect,
Gallery Auction. An extremely rare and thin flared lip.
desirable ink, having great eye-appeal,
color, and clarity. Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,000 Lot 126

Lot 122 Early Dip Mold Snuff Jar, probably
England, possibly New England, 1800 -
Large, Fluted-Shoulder Master Ink 1830. Clear, bright yellowish green, rect-
Bottle, America, 1850 - 1860. Medium angular with concave corners, drawn-up
blue-green with a teal tone, 12-sided, shoulders, sheared mouth with a crudely
fluted shoulders, large applied disk applied ring-type collar - sand type pontil
mouth - red iron pontil scar, ht. 8 1/8”; scar, ht. 5 7/8”; (just the slightest trace
(a tiny, hard-to-see, hairline spider of typical faint exterior wear, otherwise
crack near the shoulder with a few sparking attic mint). A crude, early snuff
1/8” to 3/16” “legs”, otherwise virtu- jar in a delicate, very pretty color. Prov-
ally attic mint!) A beautiful piece of enance: James Becker collection.
glass with exceptional character. The
glass is absolutely filled with tiny seed Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150
bubbles, large bubbles, and impurities.
Outstanding eye-appeal! Lot 127

Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $800 Early Dip Mold Snuff Jar, probably an
early New England glasshouse, 1800
Lot 123 - 1830. Clear medium green with a
slight olive tone, rectangular with wide
B. HELLER & CO, CHICAGO, La- beveled corners, sheared and slightly
beled Master Ink Bottle, with original flared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
label, contents, and box, America, 5 1/8; (some minor light exterior wear
1905 - 1915. Cobalt, cylindrical, early and a tiny, 3/16”, hard-to-see hairline
machine lip with pour spout, ht. 5 7/8”; flash in the side that does not appear to
(bottle is mint; label very near mint go through the thickness of the glass,
with just a small, 1” x ¼” thin spot otherwise excellent). A beautiful, scarce
near side, box is complete but top flap color for a snuff jar. Provenance: James
detached, some tears near top of box). Becker collection.
Multicolored, highly detailed, graphic
label depicts a jungle scene with trees, Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140
monkeys, thatch-covered huts and na-
tives. See AGG, Auction #10, Lot 91. Lot 128

Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80 Early Dip Mold Snuff Jar, New Eng-
land, 1790 - 1820. Light olive yellow,
Lot 124 rectangular with beveled corners,
sheared, fire polished mouth - delicate
“WHITWELL’S / PATENT - VOLATILE blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 1/8”, near
- AROMATIC / & / HEAD-ACHE - mint; (a touch of minor interior resi-
SNUFF”, America, 1835 - 1845. Col- due, or very faint haze, primarily in the
orless, rectangular, sheared and inward shoulder area that may wash out and a
rolled wide mouth - blowpipe pontil little typical minor exterior wear). A very
scar, ht. 3 ½”; (a touch of very light crude example with nice frothy glass,
interior haze, otherwise perfect). A full of seed bubbles and impurities, the
very rare, early, flint-glass snuff, overall same type of “metal” so often found in
excellent condition. This snuff, as the early New England chestnut flasks.
do a handful of others, blurs the lines
between snuff and medicine. Believed Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150
to be one of only two examples offered
at auction in the past 20 years.

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

PAGE 22 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 129 Lot 133

Early Blacking or Utility Bottle, prob- Large, Cathedral Pickle Jar, Willing-
ably Mt. Pleasant (Saratoga Moun- ton Glass Works, Willington, CT, 1850
tain Glass Works), Mt. Pleasant, NY, - 1860. Light-to-medium, “Willington”
1855 - 1866. Rich, deep olive green, green, square with beveled corners,
cylindrical, crudely applied round collar arched gothic panels with ribbed col-
- early hinge-mold smooth base, ht. umns, sheared mouth with an applied
5 5/8”, very near mint; (just a trace of short beveled collar - sand type pontil
typical, very light exterior wear and a scar, ht. 11 1/8”, virtually attic mint;
tiny, barely pinhead size flake at edge (a tiny, pinhead opening on a couple
of base, otherwise perfect!) This mold of surface bubbles). Zumwalt, p.456.
was used by Elisha Waters for their Excellent clarity, color, and condition.
blacking bottles. Attractive gutsy form, A big, beautiful, pickle jar that will defi-
crude, bubbly, seedy glass. nitely stand out on a shelf!

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150 Est.: $1,600 - $3,200 • Min. bid: $800

Lot 130 Lot 134

Early Blacking or Utility Bottle, prob- Fancy Peppersauce Bottle with
ably Mt. Pleasant Glass Works, Mt. embossed stars, possibly Midwest,
Pleasant, NY, 1855 - 1866. Rich, deep 1850 - 1860. Aquamarine, square with
olive green, cylindrical, crudely applied roped corners, three panels, each with
round collar - early hinge-mold smooth five embossed stars, applied round collar
base, ht. 5 ¾”, virtually attic mint; (a with bevel - heavy iron pontil scar, ht. 8
touch of typical, expected light exterior ¾”; (lightly cleaned to original luster and
wear, otherwise perfect). Obviously a near mint condition). Zumwalt p.456;
different mold than the preceding lot MW, plate 74, #5. A very rare, desirable
having the rounded shoulders, but oth- peppersauce bottle. McKearin states
erwise the glass color, character, crude that, “The few recorded examples were
hinge mold base, lip treatment, etc, are found in Ohio, suggesting a probably
virtually identical! midwestern origin”.

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150 Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

Lot 131 Lot 135

Petal-Type Preserve Jar, Midwest, Early Pickle or Utility Bottle, possibly
probably a Pittsburgh district glass- Midwest, 1850 - 1860. Aquamarine,
house, 1850 - 1860. Clear, bright cylindrical with twelve flat panels around
medium emerald green, cylindrical with the body, and six ornamental petals
fluted shoulders, 4-pc.mold, heavy ap- around the both the shoulders, and
plied mouth - red iron pontil scar, Qt, base; applied narrow square collar - iron
virtually attic mint; (just the slightest pontil scar, ht. 8 ¼”; (lightly cleaned
trace of typical, very faint exterior wear, to original luster with a little dullness
otherwise perfect!) A great example, remaining on the base, and just a trace
good clarity, and rich, excellent color, of faint haze on a few of the panels,
much scarcer than the olive toned otherwise near mint). MW, plate 73, #7.
examples. A very scarce to rare jar.

Est.: $1,200 - $2,400 • Min. bid: $700 Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

Lot 132 Lot 136

Petal-Type Preserve Jar, probably Early Pickle or Utility Bottle, America,

Willington Glass Works, CT, 1860 1850 - 1860. Deep bluish aquamarine,

- 1872. Yellowish tobacco amber, approaching a light blue-green, cylindri-

cylindrical with 10 petals around shoul- cal with seven indented flutes, applied

ders, applied round collar with bevel ring-type collar - heavy iron pontil

- smooth base, ht. 11 ¼”; (just a tiny scar, ht. 8 1/8”; (a little scattered minor

open bubble and pinhead bit of rough- exterior wear; and a tiny, likely in-manu-

ness on the round collar, otherwise at- facture, 1/8” annealing line in the body,

tic mint). MW, plate 73, #3. Known as otherwise excellent). A very attractive,

the “Willington blueberry jar”, and ac- and very scarce jar. This example is

cording to McKearin, attributed by fam- nicely whittled, with rich color.

ily history to the Glass Works. Scarce, Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
nice color, and excellent character.
Pictured on this pageEs:t.(: $f8r0o0m- $1,l2e00ft• Mtion. bridig: $h50t0) Lot 123, Lot 117, Lot 50, Lot 174 , Lot 173, Lot 23, Lot 78.

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 23

Lot 137 Lot 141

Early, Freeblown Utility Jar, probably Whiskey Flask, America, 1865 - 1880.
New York State, or possibly Midwest Medium shading to deep apricot with
America, 1820 - 1840. Bluish aqua- some reddish tones near the shoulders,
marine, cylindrical with a short squat seam-sided “Union Oval” form, applied
body, sides tapering slightly from the double round collar - smooth base, Qt;
shoulders to the base, wide mouth (some overall light, spotty, interior haze
with a heavy outward rolled collar - that appears to be content-type stain,
blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5”, perfect. A and a little typical light exterior wear in-
very interesting piece with an attrac- cluding a paper-thin, 1/8”, open surface
tive, scarce, form. The glass is of a bubble, otherwise excellent). The flask
high quality ‘metal’, with excellent would benefit from just a light interior
clarity, and could have been blown at cleaning, if desired. Beautiful, scarce
an early window glasshouse. color, nicely whittled!

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80

Lot 138 Lot 142

“GRIFFITH HYATT & Co. / BALTI- “A MERRY CHRISTMAS / AND HAPPY
MORE” Handled Whiskey Jug, Amer- / NEW YEAR” / (Bearded Santa with
ica, probably Baltimore Glass Works, Hat) Label-Under-Glass Flask, America,
1850 - 1860. Bright golden with an 1890 - 1905. Colorless, oval, threaded
ever-so-slight apricot tone, bulbous and ground mouth with original metal
pear-form body with an applied (left- closure - smooth base, ht. 5 7/8”; (a 7/8”
hand), handle curled at lower attach- hairline crack in the cover glass; some la-
ment, applied square collar - blowpipe bel separation and flaking in the lower left
pontil scar, ht. 7 ¼”, near mint; (a area of the label). Colorful, outstanding
touch of light exterior wear, primarily image of an early bearded Santa Claus.
on the reverse; a tiny pinhead flake at Very rare. One of the choicest, and most
edge of square collar, otherwise excel- desirable, of all the Christmas flasks.
lent). Nice color, heavily whittled!
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $250
Lot 143
Lot 139
“A MERRY CHRISTMAS” / (Bartender
“STAR WHISKEY / NEW YORK / W.B. with Bottle “1891 RYE”) / “CORKING
CROWELL JR “ Handled Whiskey, / GOOD STUFF” / (Face of Cherub) /
America, 1850 - 1860. Beautiful “HAPPY NEW YEAR” Label-Under-
yellowish honey coloration, conical Glass Flask, America, 1891 - 1901.
form with molded rib pattern, applied Colorless, oval, threaded and ground
handle with rigaree, applied double mouth with original metal closure -
collar with tooled pour spout - blow- smooth base, ht. 6”, beautiful, virtually
pipe pontil scar, ht. 8 1/8”, virtually perfect condition! A very rare flask,
attic mint. A beautiful example, far exceptional condition, great subject
lighter and brighter than most! matter.

Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $350 Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $250

Lot 140 Lot 144

“C. LEDIARD / ST LOUIS” Whis- “BININGER’S” / (Clockface) /
key or Bitters Type bottle, America, “REGULATOR” - “19 BROAD ST -
1865 - 1875. Medium to deep amber, NEW YORK.”, America, 1855 - 1860.
6-sided, extended neck with two rings, Amber, figural clock, applied round
applied sloping collar with bevel - double collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
smooth base, ht. 10 7/8”; (profession- 5 7/8”; (some light exterior wear and
ally cleaned to original luster; a bubble faint scratches, primarily on the reverse;
on the interior, below the shoulder, is some overall interior haze or dullness,
partially open, but no other form of but no other form of damage). GXIII-87.
damage). A very scarce, to rare bottle A popular and desirable Bininger, this
with good eye-appeal. example is a prime candidate for a light
professional cleaning, and would other-
Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $200 wise present as near mint.

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

Bold, Beautiful,

Lot 175 Lot 190 Lot 164
Lot 191 Lot 177

< Lot 179

Bitters Bottles...

Lot 165

Lot 170

Lot 182

Lot 181 Lot 183

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Lot 145 Lot 149

“A.M. BININGER & CO. / 19 BROAD “GOOD / SAMARITAN / BRANDY -
ST. / N.Y.” Figural Cannon Bar- GENTRY, SLOTE & Co / NEW YORK.”,
rel Whiskey, America, 1865 - 1875. America, 1850 - 1860. Deep yellowish
Bright golden amber, almost a honey olive, plump chestnut form, applied
coloration, figural cannon, sheared mouth with ring - large, red iron pontil
mouth - smooth base, ht. 12 3/8”, near scar, ht. 6 5/8”, very near mint; (just a
mint; (a touch of minor exterior wear trace of light exterior wear, otherwise
and some typical, minor lip roughness, perfect!) GXV-21. A private mold,
almost certainly in-manufacture. A pontiled, whiskey, noted by McKearin
good, clean, solid example. One of as “Very rare”. Believed to be the first,
the classics! or possibly second example, to be of-
fered at auction in more than 20 years!
Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $600 James Becker collection.

Lot 146 Est.: $1,600 - $3,200 • Min. bid: $800

“DISTILLED IN 1848. / OLD KEN- Lot 150
TUCKY / 1849 / RESERVE / BOUR-
BON / A.M. BININGER & Co. / 19 “LANCASTER / GLASS WORKS / LAN-
BROAD ST N.Y.”, America, 1850 CASTER, N.Y” (on base), Figural Barrel,
- 1860. Golden amber, barrel form, Lancaster Glass Works, 1865 - 1875.
applied round double collar - light iron Yellow, with just a slight hint of topaz,
pontil scar, ht. 9 3/8”, near mint; (some barrel form with embossed bung hole
very light interior haze, otherwise and wooden staves around midsection,
perfect). Nice golden color, excellent applied round double collar - smooth
overall condition. The light interior haze base, ht. 9 ½”, perfect! A very scarce
is fairly minor, and should easily clean mold, and in an outstanding, possibly
with a day or two in the tumbler. This is unique, color for this mold. Beautiful and
the larger of two sizes for this mold. rare.

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150 Est.: $1,200 - $2,400 • Min. bid: $600

Lot 147 Lot 151

“DISTILLED IN 1848. / OLD KEN- “GIN” / (COCK) / “TAIL” - “T. J. DUN-
TUCKY / 1849 / RESERVE / BOUR- BAR & CO. - BOSTON”, America, 1865
BON / A.M. BININGER & Co. / 338 - 1875. Bright yellowish green, square
BROADWAY, N.Y.”, America, 1850 with beveled corners, applied sloping
- 1860. Medium amber, barrel form, collar with bevel - smooth base, ht. 9
applied round double collar - blowpipe 1/8”, near perfect; (just a trace of typi-
pontil scar, ht. 7 7/8”; (a little scattered, cal, faint exterior wear including a small
light, exterior wear, otherwise very near bruise, or disturbance, in the cover
mint). This example is the smaller size, glass of a bubble at edge of base, oth-
and with the 338 Broadway address. erwise an “attic bottle”). An extremely
Nicely whittled, and a lot of bottle for rare and desirable whiskey bottle, this
the money! example having crude, bubbly, whittled,
glass. Beautiful color, great eye-appeal!
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
Est.: $1,600 - $3,200 • Min. bid: $800
Lot 148
Lot 152
“OLD LONDON DOCK - GIN - A.
M. BININGER & Co. / No. 338 “UDOLPHO WOLFE’ - SCHIEDAM. -
BROADWAY.”, America, 1860 - 1875. AROMATIC / SCHNAPPS.”, America,
Beautiful olive yellow, square with 1850 - 1860. Rich, deep aquamarine,
beveled corners, applied sloping almost a light blue-green, square with
collar - smooth base, ht. 9 5/8”, near beveled corners, applied sloping collar
attic mint; (just a trace of minor, light with bevel - iron pontil scar, ht. 7 ¾”,
exterior wear, otherwise perfect). Nice attic mint! A gorgeous example, heavily
character with plenty of tiny bubbles whittled, nice color and clarity, and ex-
and impurities; beautiful, attractive tremely rare! Believed to be one of only
light color, excellent clarity throughout. two, or three, examples in this color hav-
ing all uppercase embossing! See AGG
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180 Auction 14, Lot 106, for similar example.

Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 153 Lot 157

“CAMPBELL & SEAMAN / NEW Figural Applied Face Bear, Russia,
YORK”, America, 1859 - 1870. Yel- 1880 - 1910. Deep aquamarine with
lowish olive amber, squatty square a slight greenish tone, figural sitting
form with beveled corners, applied bear with collar and pendent, applied
sloping collar - early smooth base, ht. face, sheared and fire-polished mouth
8 ½”, near mint; (a shallow, 1/16” flake - smooth base, ht. 8 1/8”; (tiny, pinprick
at edge of applied collar and a couple bit of roughness on the edge of the
of superficial, onion-skin-thin open sheared mouth, otherwise attic mint).
bubbles). An extremely rare whiskey, Nice example, good rich color and mold
believed to be only a few known to detail.
exist; this being the same example we
sold back in Auction #8, May, 2012. Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $140
Heavily whittled, great eye-appeal!
Lot 158
Est.: $1,200 - $2,200 •Min. bid: $600
Figural Applied Face Bear, Russia, 1880
Lot 154 - 1910. Deep aquamarine with an ice
blue tone, figural sitting bear with collar
“PAUL MANCIET / WILL HAND and pendent, applied face, sheared and
/ YOU ONE” Figural Lemon, fire-polished mouth - smooth base, ht.
America, 1890 - 1910. Colorless, 10 ¼”, near mint; (minor, pinhead flake,
interior cased with a gold paint possibly in-manufacture, at edge of the
or powder, figural lemon with sheared mouth, otherwise perfect). An-
pebbly skin, sheared mouth - other nice example, excellent condition.
smooth base, length 4”, perfect!
A very rare, unusual, figural. It Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150
is up to the buyer to determine if
the embossed phrase is referring to a politician, a merchant, or grocer! Lot 159
Interesting and unique.
“VAN DUNCK’S / GENEVER / TRADE
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60 MARK” Figural Coachman, America,
1875 - 1885. Dense olive amber,
Lot 155 virtually black glass, figural coach-
man, applied ring type collar - smooth
Figural Applied Face Bear, Russia, base, ht. 8 ½”; (just a trace of very
1890 - 1910. Deep olive green, figural minor wear, otherwise perfect). This is
sitting bear with collar and pendent, believed to be one of the earliest molds
applied face, sheared and fire-polished for the figural coachman. Stephen Van
mouth - “A A T 1890” (on side, near Rensselaer, in his book, Early American
edge of smooth base), ht. 8 1/8”; near Bottles and Flasks, pictures a Figural
mint; (a hard to see, 1/8” iridescent Coachman bottle in plate XII. James
bruise on back edge of sheared mouth, Becker collection.
otherwise perfect). Scarce color, and
size. These early, applied-face, figural Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $80
bears are actually very rare, both in
Russia, as well as America. Lot 160

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150 Figural Coachman, America, 1870 -
1885. Opaque milkglass, figural coach-
Lot 156 man with pipe and shot glass, rough
“burst-type” mouth finish - smooth
Figural Applied Face Bear, Russia, base, ht. 10 ¼”, near mint; (a little flak-
1880 - 1910. Black glass, figural sit- ing, or minor chips along the edge of the
ting bear, applied face, sheared and lip that are almost certainly in-manufac-
fire-polished mouth - smooth base, ht. ture, and mentioned for completeness).
11 ¼”, perfect. There are numerous A very rare mold that does not come
mold variants of the figural “Kummel around often, and considerably harder
Bears”, even among the earlier applied to find than the Van Dunck’s, especially
face examples. This mold is known as in this opaque milkglass.
the shaggy hair bear!
Est.: $700 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $400
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150

PAGE 28 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 161 Lot 165

“BITTERS” (Label-Under-Glass), “NATIONAL / BITTERS - PATENT /
Figural Duck Back Bar Bottle, At- 1867”, America, 1867 - 1875. Gor-
terbury & Co. Glass Works, Pittsburgh, geous medium yellow, almost a lemon
PA, 1871 - 1880. Opaque milk glass yellow coloration, figural ear of corn,
figural duck with gold, red, and black applied short tapered collar with ring -
lettering on label-under-glass, factory smooth base, ht. 12 ½”; (a small, hard-
ground mouth - “PATD APRIL 11TH to-see, pinhead flake on the reverse,
1871” (on smooth base), ht. 11 ½”; at the edge of the cornhusk, otherwise
(1/8” flake off side of ground mouth, virtually attic mint!) R/H #N8. Beautiful
possibly in-manufacture, otherwise ab- light color from top to bottom, out-
solutely attic mint!) A choice, desirable standing condition. Provenance: James
figural, especially rare with the virtually Becker collection.
pristine, “BITTERS” label.
Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $750
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 166
Lot 162
“SAZERAC AROMATIC BITTERS” (on
“W & Co / N.Y.” Figural Pineapple base) - “PHD & Co.” Monogram, Amer-
Bitters, America, 1855 - 1865. Me- ica, 1870 - 1880. Opaque milkglass,
dium to deep amber, pineapple form, cylindrical, elongated “lady’s leg” neck,
applied round double collar - large, applied collar with flat band - smooth
blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 8 3/8”; (a base, ht. 12 1/8”; (a slightly weak impres-
3/16”, partially open, surface bubble sion in the shoulder area as is common
and a trace of minor exterior wear, on this mold, otherwise excellent!) R/H
otherwise excellent). R/H #P100. A #S47. One of the classics in the bitters
popular classic, figural bitters-type world!
bottle.
Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $120
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

Lot 163 Lot 167

“BROWN’S / CELEBRATED / INDIAN “SCHROEDER’S / BITTERS / LOU-
HERB BITTERS - PATENTED / FEB ISVILLE. KY.”, America, 1865 - 1875.
11 / 1868”, America, 1868 - 1880. Golden amber, cylindrical, elongated
Two-tone coloration with a bright, “lady’s leg” neck, applied collar with
honey color from the waist to the flat band - smooth base, ht. 12 1/8”;
headdress, and a rich orange-amber (professionally cleaned to original luster
color from the waist to the base, figural with a little light exterior wear remaining;
Indian maiden, sheared and tooled lip a 3/8” flake at edge of base, and a little
- smooth base, ht. 12 1/8”, attic mint; very faint interior milkiness). R/H #S62.
(note: a shallow, 1/8” flake at edge of Listed as “Extremely rare”, this example
lip that is fire-polished and occurred is very attractive, and the condition
in-making). R/H #B226. Beautiful, with issues are fairly minor.
a marked “dividing line of color”.
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $600
Lot 168
Lot 164
“SCHROEDER’S / BITTERS / LOU-
“BROWN’S / CELEBRATED / INDIAN ISVILLE. KY.”, America, 1865 - 1875.
HERB BITTERS - PATENTED / FEB Golden amber, cylindrical, “lady’s leg”
11. / 1868” (with original paint, cork, neck, applied collar with flat band -
and contents). America, 1868 - 1880. smooth base, ht. 8 ¾”; (professionally
Golden amber, figural Indian maiden, cleaned to original luster; some light
sheared and factory ground mouth haze remaining on the base, otherwise
- smooth base, ht. 12 ¼”, perfect! excellent). R/H #S70. A very rare mold!
R/H #B226. An exceptional piece.
Extremely rare in this state of preser- Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180
vation, having the original paint, cork,
and contents. You are not likely to
see another one for a very long time!
James Becker collection.

Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $600

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 29

Lot 169 Lot 173

“OLD SACHEM / BITTERS / AND / “GREELEY’S - BOURBON WHISKEY
WIGWAM TONIC”, America, 1860 - / BITTERS. - GREELEY’S”, America,
1875. Brilliant, light yellowish honey, 1860 - 1875. Gorgeous raspberry
barrel form, applied square collar - coloration with some amethyst and plum
smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”, virtually attic tones, barrel form, applied square collar
mint; (just the slightest trace of faint - smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”, attic mint. R/H
wear where the label would be on the #G102. Heavily whittled and in a very
reverse, otherwise pristine!) R/H #O46. beautiful, eye-appealing color. The color
A great example, bright, light color, is light enough to enjoy in either normal
outstanding condition, perfect square daylight, or in a back-lighted case. An-
collar with no issues, which is not easy other great example that will stand out
to find! in a crowd!

Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300 Est.: $1,800 - $3,200 • Min. bid: $1,000

Lot 170 Lot 174

“OLD SACHEM / BITTERS / AND / “S T / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION
WIGWAM TONIC”, America, 1860 - / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”,
1875. Bright copper coloration with a America, 1862 - 1880. Beautiful light
slight apricot tone, barrel form, applied peach with rich salmon tones, cabin
square collar - smooth base, ht. 9 3/8”; form with 6 logs above the label panel,
(a tiny, pinprick spot of roughness on applied sloping collar - smooth base, ht.
the edge of the square collar, other- 10”, attic mint! R/H #D105. Exceptional
wise pristine perfect!) R/H #O46. A color and light tone, excellent character,
bright, beautiful example. Outstand- filled with tiny bubbles, outstanding mold
ing, rare color, heavily whittled. This impression and condition. A top-shelf
example is also a little lighter, more example that we were privileged to sell
delicate in weight, which probably con- back in May, 2012.
tributes to the nice lighter tone of color.
Est.: $5,000 - $8,000 • Min. bid: $2,500
Est.: $1,800 - $3,200 • Min. bid: $1,000
Lot 175
Lot 171
“S T / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION
“OLD SACHEM / BITTERS / AND / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”,
/ WIGWAM TONIC”, America, 1860 America, 1862 - 1880. Gorgeous lemon
- 1875. Medium amber through the yellow, cabin form with 4 logs above
upper half of the barrel, shading to the label panel, applied sloping collar -
a puce coloration with some reddish smooth base, ht. 10 1/8”, virtually attic
tones, through the center and lower mint; (a minor, very light ½” scratch on
half, barrel form, applied square collar the reverse label panel noted for com-
- smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”, near mint; pleteness, and a just a trace of interior
(a trace of typical, very minor exterior residue or very faint haze, primarily in
wear, otherwise perfect). R/H #O46. A base, otherwise attic mint! R/H #D110.
very nice example, interesting grada- Beautiful color and clarity, very light
tion of color, excellent condition. throughout.

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 172 Lot 176

“GREELEY’S - BOURBON WHISKEY “S T / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION
/ BITTERS. - GREELEY’S”, America, / X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”,
1860 - 1875. Clear, light apricot with a 1862 - 1880. Deep cherry puce, cabin
slight salmon tone, barrel form, applied form with 6 logs above the label panel,
square collar - smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”; applied sloping collar - smooth base, ht.
(a couple of barely pinhead size, tiny 9 7/8”; (just a tiny, pinhead open bubble
flakes, on the edge of the square col- at edge of roof, otherwise perfect). R/H
lar, and a ¼”, onionskin-thin, open sur- #D105. A nice example, light enough to
face bubble, otherwise perfect! R/H see color in natural daylight. There is a
#G102. Nicely whittled, great color, dip in the top of the mouth where there
and considerably lighter than most of was not enough glass to fully form the
the other Greeley’s. lip, the top of which is connected by a
string of glass.
Est.: $1,200 - $2,400 • Min. bid: $700
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120

PAGE 30 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 177 Lot 181

“BAKER’S / ORANGE GROVE - “DR SOULES - HOP - BITTERS - 1872
BITTERS”, America, 1870 - 1880. - (HOP LEAF AND HOPS), America,
Light, ginger-ale topaz, square with 1875 - 1885. Yellowish honey color with
roped corners, applied sloping collar - a slight olive tone, semi-cabin form, ap-
smooth base, ht. 9 3/8”, near mint; (a plied sloping collar with bevel - smooth
touch of minor high point wear in the base, ht. 9 ¾”, sparkling, virtually attic
shoulder area, otherwise attic mint). mint condition. R/H #S145. Note; a
R/H #B9. A stunning color, very similar rare mold variant with a large, detailed,
to the example we sold in Auction #4, and unusual, leaf design that does
May, 2010, except this example is near not resemble any of the hop leaves
attic mint! A rare color, excellent con- currently documented. Beautiful and
dition. Provenance: FOHBC National scarce color, boldly embossed.
Auction, Cherry Hill, NJ, June, 1994.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $1,800 - $3,200 • Min. bid: $1,000
Lot 182
Lot 178
“DR SOULES - HOP - BITTERS - 1872 -
“DR WONSER’S / U.S.A. / INDIAN (HOP LEAF AND HOPS), America, 1875
ROOT / BITTERS”, America, 1871 - 1885. Copper-peach near the shoul-
- 1873. Golden amber, almost a but- ders, shading to a beautiful rich apricot
terscotch coloration, cylindrical with tone through the lower half of the body,
fluted shoulders, applied sloping collar semi-cabin form, applied sloping collar
with ring - smooth base, ht. 11”; (a with ring - smooth base, ht. 8 1/8”; (a ½”,
nice example with a little minor exterior very light scratch on the front panel near
wear, and a ¾” horizontal hairline fis- the base, otherwise, absolutely “out-
sure or annealing line in the shoulder of-the-mold”, pristine perfect!) Similar
ring, otherwise excellent). R/H #W146. to R/H #S147. Scarce mold, gorgeous
A classic, desirable Western Bitters, color, a little sweetheart of a bottle.
heavily embossed, whittled, beautiful,
and rare! Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,000 Lot 183

Lot 179 “DR SOULES - HOP - BITTERS - 1872
- (HOP LEAF AND HOPS), America,
Holtzermann’s Stomach Bitters 1875 - 1885. Olive yellow, semi-cabin
(label-only), Miniature Figural Log form, applied sloping collar with ring
Cabin (with original label and partial - smooth base, ht. 9 5/8”; (trace of ex-
contents), America, 1906 - 1910. tremely minor, faint exterior wear, other
Golden amber, rectangular cabin form, “out-of-the mold”, pristine condition).
tooled sloping collar - smooth base, ht. R/H #S145. Beautiful, scare-to-rare
4”; (bottle is perfect, label near perfect, color, outstanding character, the glass
just darkened slightly and a touch of is absolutely filled with tiny little seed
wear). R/H #H153-L. An exceptional bubbles. A very eye-appealing bottle!
example, extremely rare with virtually
complete, colorful, original label, con- Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100
tents, and in pristine condition.

Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 180 Lot 184

“HOLTZERMANNS / PATENT / “WAHOO / & / CALISAYA / BITTERS -
STOMACH / BITTERS” (with virtually JACOB PINKERTON - JACOB PINKER-
complete original label, contents, TON - I. M. - O.K - Y !! - Y !!!”, America,
and neck foil), America, 1890 - 1910. 1865 - 1875. Golden amber, square,
Golden amber, rectangular cabin semi-cabin form with columned corners,
form, tooled sloping collar - smooth applied sloping collar with band - smooth
base, ht. 9 3/8”; (bottle is in perfect, base, ht. 9 ¾”, near mint; (just a touch of
attic-found condition; 99% complete, minor exterior wear, and a trace of faint
original label darkened a bit from age). interior residue including a bit of dried
R/H #H154. Good strong embossing, contents in the base). R/H #W3.
and very scarce with complete label, A great example, excellent condition,
contents, and embossed neck seal.
crisp embossing.
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250
Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400

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Lot 185 Lot 189

“H.P. HERB / WILD / CHERRY / “SOLOMONS’ / STRENGTHENING &
BITTERS / READING / PA” - “WILD / INVIGORATING BITTERS - SAVAN-
CHERRY” / (Cherry Tree) / “BITTERS” NAH / GEORGIA.”, America, 1875
- “BITTERS - BITTERS - BITTERS - - 1885. Rich, medium to deep cobalt,
BITTERS”, America, 1875 - 1885. Light square with beveled corners, applied
golden amber shading to yellowish sloping collar - smooth base, ht. 9 5/8”;
honey coloration in the shoulders, cabin (professionally cleaned to original luster
form with roped corners, applied slop- with a little typical light exterior wear
ing collar with ring - smooth base, ht. remaining, otherwise excellent). R/H
10”, near mint; (a touch of minor wear; #S140. A nice example of this always
a 1/8” opening in a surface bubble). popular, big-splash-of-color, southern
R/H #H93. A nice example, plenty of bitters.
yellow in the shoulders.
Est.: $1,200 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $700
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180
Lot 190
Lot 186
“LEDIARD’S - CELEBRATED - STOM-
“OLD / HOMESTEAD / WILD CHER- ACH BITTERS”, America, 1860 - 1870.
RY / BITTERS - PATENT”, America, Rich, medium blue green, square with
1865 - 1875. Golden amber with beveled corners, applied sloping collar
some lighter honey tones along the with bevel - smooth base, ht. 10”; (pro-
sides, cabin form, applied sloping col- fessionally cleaned to original luster with
lar - smooth base, ht. 9 ½”, very near a little minor exterior wear remaining; a
mint; (a couple of tiny, pinprick spots couple of open surface bubbles, and a
of roughness along the inside edge of ¼” open bubble on the inside of the lip
the lip, and a little patchy, light content with a little depth). R/H #L60. A beautiful
residue, primarily in the roof area that example with excellent character, filled
would likely wash out). R/H #O37. A with tiny seed bubbles. A scarce bitters
clean, bright example, nice color. produced for the west coast.

Est.: $300 - $450 • Min. bid: $180 Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $600

Lot 187 Lot 191

“EDW WILDER’S / STOMACH “DR J. HOSTETTER’S / STOMACH
BITTERS” - (Five Story Building) BITTERS”, Lorenz & Wightman Glass
- “EDW WILDER & Co / WHOLE- Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, 1863 - 1872.
SALE DRUGGISTS / LOUISVILLE. Light yellowish green with a citron tone,
KY” - “PATENTED”, America, 1890 square with beveled corners, applied
- 1900. Colorless, square semi-cabin sloping collar - “L&W / 1” on smooth
with beaded edges, tooled sloping base, ht. 9”; (professionally cleaned to
collar - smooth base, ht. 10 ¼”; (a original luster, and a minor, pinhead-size
touch of faint interior haze, primarily in flake on the beveled corner, near the
the base and shoulder area, otherwise base edge, otherwise excellent). R/H
excellent). R/H #W116. A good clean #H195. Very nice color, and lighter than
example with a strong, better than most.
average impression.
Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400
Est.: $125 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
Lot 192
Lot 188
“DR J” (Reverse “J”) “HOSTETTER’S
“SIMON’S CENTENNIAL BITTERS / STOMACH BITTERS” (with partial
- TRADE MARK”, America, 1876 original label), Lorenz & Wightman Glass
-1880. Aquamarine, figural bust of Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, 1863 - 1872.
George Washington, applied ring collar Honey amber, square with beveled
- smooth base, ht. 10”, attic mint. R/H corners, applied sloping collar - “L&W /
#S110. A very historical bitters, pat- 15” (reverse “L”), on smooth base, ht. 8
ented December 14, 1875, by Bernard 7/8”, virtually attic mint; (lip has a 3/16”
Simon, of Scranton, Pa, and initially flaw, or flake, that almost certainly is in-
blown the following year to commemo- making, has been firepolished, and is not
rate the nations Centennial. considered damage; label approx. 60%
complete, but darkened and not legible).
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300 R/H #H196. A very rare, desirable, mold!

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

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Lot 193 Lot 197

“DR J. HOSTETTER’S / STOMACH “DR HARDMAN’S - GOOD SAMARI-
BITTERS”, probably a Pittsburgh dis- TAN / STOMACH. BITTERS” (all “N”
trict glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Deep and “S” letters reversed), America,
olive green, square with beveled cor- 1865 - 1875. Beautiful, light yellowish
ners, applied sloping collar - smooth honey coloration, square with beveled
base, ht. 9 ½”, near mint; (just a touch corners, applied sloping collar - early
of typical, light exterior wear, and a hinge-mold smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”; (a
little in-manufacture glass extrusion touch of light exterior wear including a
at the corner mold seam, mentioned couple of minor open surface bubbles,
for accuracy, and not considered a otherwise very near mint). R/H #G66.5.
“condition flaw”). RH #H194. A very Extremely rare! A crude, bubbly, beauti-
nice example of this early Hostetter’s ful example, very attractive color.
bitters.
Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $300
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180
Lot 198
Lot 194
“DR JOHN BULL’S / COMPOUND /
“MISHLER’S HERB BITTERS” - CEDRON BITTERS / LOUISVILLE. KY.”,
(Ruled Marker) / “TABLE SPOON America, 1865 - 1875. Golden amber,
GRADUATION” - “MISHLER / HERB. square with beveled corners, applied
BITTER. Co”, America, 1870 - 1880. sloping collar - smooth base, ht. 9 ½”,
Beautiful, lemon yellow coloration, near mint; (just a touch of very minor
square with beveled corners, applied light wear, and a ¼”, onionskin-thin open
sloping collar with ring - “STOECK- surface bubble). Unlisted, similar to R/H
ELS GRAD PAT FEB 6 ‘66 / No 2” #B254, but with period after “KY”, and no
(on smooth base), ht. 9”, virtually attic underline under “R” in “DR”. Extremely
mint; (a tiny, pinprick speck of rough- rare, beautiful example, excellent condi-
ness on edge of mouth, otherwise pris- tion. Ex. Carlyn Ring collection.
tine condition). R/H #M100. Excellent
clarity, gorgeous color! Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 Lot 199

Lot 195 “C. H. SWAINS - BOURBON / BIT-
TERS”, America, 1865 - 1875. Bright
“GENUINE / AMERICAN STOMACH honey amber, square with slightly
BITTERS - PREPARED BY THE / tapering sides, beveled corners, ap-
AMERICAN STOMACH BITTERS plied sloping collar - smooth base, ht. 9
/ MAN’FG Co PITTSBURGH”, a 1/8”; (some scattered minor high point,
Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1870 and light exterior wear; a touch of light
- 1880. Medium amber, square with interior residue along the corners, some
beveled corners, applied sloping collar of which would likely wash out, other-
- smooth base, ht. 8 7/8”; (exterior pro- wise excellent). R/H #S228. A scarce
fessionally cleaned to original luster; Chicago bitters. Per R/H, a newspaper
interior with a just a little scattered light ad read, “Prepared in ripe old bourbon
haze, a lightly buffed ¼” flake at edge whiskey”.
of base). R/H #A53.5. Extremely rare,
one of only two known examples! Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250 Lot 200

Lot 196 “BISSELL’S / TONIC BITTERS / PAT-
ENTED. JANY. 21. 1868 - O.P. BISSELL
“ZOELLER’S / STOMACH BIT- / PEORIA ILL”, Lorenz & Wightman
TERS - THE ZOELLER / MEDICAL Glass Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, 1868
CO. / PITTSBURGH, PA.” (with more - 1872. Golden amber with an orange
than 90% complete, original front and tone, square with beveled corners, ap-
back labels, contents and neck seal), plied sloping collar - “L&W” on smooth
America, 1905 - 1910. Medium amber, base, ht. 9”; (traces of minor spotty
rectangular with wedge, or “V” shaped residue, or very faint haze in the shoulder
side panels, tooled sloping col- area, and just the slightest trace of
lar - smooth base, ht. 9 ½”; (bottle is wear, otherwise attic mint!) R/H #B109.
perfect; label darkened a bit from age, Crude, with extremely bold embossing,
otherwise excellent). R/H #Z7. A rare listed as “Very rare”.
bitters, and extremely rare with original
labels, contents, and neck seal. Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

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Lot 201 Lot 205

“LIPPMAN’S / GREAT / GERMAN “DR. WALKINSHAW’S - CURATIVE
BITTERS - NEW YORK / AND / BITTERS - BATAVIA N.Y.”, America,
SAVANNAH. GEO”, America, 1870 - 1875 - 1885. Golden honey amber,
1875. Bright golden amber with some rectangular with beveled corners, ap-
yellowish honey tones, square with plied sloping collar - smooth base, ht.
beveled corners, applied sloping collar 9 7/8”; (just the slightest trace of minor,
with ring - smooth base, ht. 9 7/8”; very faint, interior haze along one of the
(professionally cleaned to original lus- beveled corners, otherwise sparkling,
ter with just a couple of spots of minor clean, and virtually attic mint). R/H
exterior wear remaining; a shallow, #W14. A desirable bottle for both the
minor 1/8” flake on base edge). R/H bitters and the cure collectors.
#L98. A bright, clean, example of this
rare southern bitters. Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250 Lot 206

Lot 202 “BIG / BILL / BEST / BITTERS - BIG
/ BILL / BEST / BITTERS” (with 95%
“DR. DE LONGS / PLANTATION BIT- complete, original front and back labels,
TERS”, America, 1885 - 1895. Golden neck foil), America, 1905 - 1910. Beauti-
amber with some nice lighter honey ful honey color in the shoulders shad-
tones, square with beveled corners, ing to an orange amber near the base,
tooled sloping collar - smooth base, ht. pyramid form, tooled sloping collar with
9”; (a small area of very faint dullness ring - smooth base, ht. 12”; (bottle is
on one of the side label panels; a trace perfect; label is darkened a bit and has
of light residue on the interior, and a a little minor staining). R/H #B95. The
touch of minor, light exterior wear, oth- bitters is believed to be named for Presi-
erwise near mint). R/H #D44.5. Noted dent Howard (Big Bill) Taft. See AB&GC,
by R/H as “Extremely rare”, we could August, 2013.
find only one other auction listing for
this bottle in the past 20 years! Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

Est.: $300- $600 • Min. bid: $180 Lot 207

Lot 203 “BIG / BILL / BEST / BITTERS - BIG
/ BILL / BEST / BITTERS”, America,
“DR STOEVER’S / BITTERS - ES- 1905 - 1910. Honey amber near the
TABLISHED 1837 - KRYDER & Co shoulders shading to a golden amber
/ PHILADELPHIA”, America, 1875 with an orange tone in the lower half of
- 1885. Brilliant honey amber, square the bottle, pyramid form, tooled sloping
with beveled corners, applied slop- collar with ring - smooth base, ht. 12”,
ing collar - smooth base, ht. 9 ¼”, perfect. R/H #B95. A nice looking
sparkling, virtually attic mint. R/H example and as noted in the previous
#S199. A rare bitters that does not lot, the bitters is believed to be named
come around often, this one having for President Howard (Big Bill) Taft. See
nice color and clarity, and excellent AB&GC, August, 2013.
condition.
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180
Lot 208
Lot 204
Lot 208 “MOULTON’S OLOROSO
“THE GLOBE / TONIC - BITTERS”, BITTERS / TRADE MARK” / (motif of
America, 1870 - 1880. Medium PINEAPPLE), America, 1870 - 1880.
golden amber with a slight orange Deep aquamarine, cylindrical with pan-
tone, square with rounded corners, eled base and fluted shoulders, applied
applied sloping collar - smooth base, sloping collar with ring - smooth base,
ht. 9 ¾”; (just a slight trace of typical, ht. 11 ¼”; (professionally cleaned on
minor exterior wear, otherwise sparking the exterior, the interior may have been
mint). R/H #G49. A nice, bright, clean cleaned, however there remains some
example. overall very light haze, but no other form
of damage). R/H #M146. Nice strong
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60 color, and always popular with the
pineapple motif.

Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

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Lot 209 Lot 213

“DR. BELL’S - BLOOD / PURIFYING “JOHN / MOFFAT - PHOENIX / BIT-
- BITTERS - THE GREAT / ENGLISH TERS - PRICE $1,00 - NEW YORK”,
/ REMEDY” (with 85% original label), America, 1840 - 1855. Yellowish olive
America, 1875 - 1885. Golden amber amber, rectangular with beveled cor-
with some nice honey tones, rectan- ners, sheared mouth with crudely ap-
gular with beveled corners, applied plied ring-type collar - blowpipe pontil
square collar - smooth base, ht. 9 5/8”; scar, ht. 5 ¼”, virtually attic mint! R/H
(bottle with just a trace of very faint #M112. A great example, crude, early,
exterior wear, otherwise attic mint; la- virtually no high point wear, excellent
bel is darkened a bit from age, but still condition!
very legible). R/H #B56. A very scare
bitters, and rare with original label! Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180

Lot 210 Lot 214

“STEWART BROS. / SWAMP = ROOT “DR. BLAKES - AROMATIC / BITTERS
/ AND / WILD CHERRY / BITTERS - NEW YORK”, America, 1845 - 1860.
/ COLUMBUS, O.”, America, 1885 Aquamarine, rectangular with beveled
- 1895. Orange-amber shading to corners, applied sloping collar - blow-
golden, and light honey coloration near pipe pontil scar, ht. 7 1/8”; (profession-
the corners, rectangular, tooled sloping ally cleaned to original luster and near
collar - smooth base, ht. 7 5/8”; (just mint condition with just a touch of minor
a bit of light exterior dullness; some exterior wear remaining, otherwise
light interior stain or residue, but no excellent). R/H #B120. A clean, bright,
other form of damage, and otherwise example noted as “Scarce” in the Ring /
near mint). Extremely rare, one of two Ham book.
known. There is no listing that is even
close in R/H, or the Supplement. Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80

Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $300 Lot 215

Lot 211 “HUTCHINGS - DYSPEPSIA / BITTERS
- NEW YORK”, America, 1850 - 1860.
“PRUNE BITTERS - GIVES Aquamarine, rectangular with beveled
STRENGTH QUICKLY”, Pacific Coast corners, applied sloping collar - blow-
Glass Works, San Francisco, CA, 1902 pipe pontil scar, ht. 8 ¼”; (just a trace of
- 1906. Golden amber, rectangular very minor, light exterior wear, otherwise
with rounded corners, tooled sloping near mint). R/H #H218. An attractive
collar with ring - “PCGW” on smooth bitters with large embossing, scarce
base, ht. 9 1/8”, near mint; (tiny, mold, and especially scarce with the
pinhead flake on the corner of one of blowpipe pontil scar. The vast majority
the shoulders, otherwise virtually attic of examples are iron pontiled.
mint!) R/H #P150. Extremely rare!
The R/H book states that the company Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
may have started in 1905, and ruined
a year later in the 1906 earthquake. Lot 216

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250 “DR. LYFORD’S BITTERS / C.P. HER-
RICK / TILTON, N.H.”, Whitall-Tatum &
Lot 212 Co, Millville, NJ, 1890 - 1900. Aqua-
marine, oval with flat panel, tooled
“WARNER’S / SAFE / TONIC BIT- prescription-type collar - “W.T. & Co.”
TERS” / (SAFE) / “TRADE / MARK on smooth base, ht. 8 ¼”; (just a trace
/ ROCHESTER, N.Y.”, America, of very minor, faint interior haze, mainly
1883 - 1890. Yellowish honey along the rounded side panels, other-
coloration, oval, tooled double ring wise very near mint!) R/H #L136. Listed
collar - smooth base, ht. 7 ¼”, half as “Extremely rare”, here is one that
pint; (lightly cleaned to original luster does not come around often!
and near mint condition). R/H #W39;
O&S #4. A rare Warner’s, nice light Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
color, beautiful condition!

Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 35

Lot 217 Lot 221

“DR SHEPARDS / COMPOUND / “A. MOSHER” Medicine Bottle, Prob-
WAHOO BITTERS / GRAND RAPIDS ably Albany Glass Works, 1847 - 1850.
MICH”, America, 1870 - 1882. Brilliant Beautiful, bright, medium-to-deep blue
aquamarine, oval, applied round collar green, oval, applied sloping collar -
with bevel - smooth base, ht. 7 3/8”, heavy sand-type pontil scar, ht. 8 ¾”;
near mint; (a touch of minor exterior (some very minor surface scratches,
wear, otherwise sparkling attic mint!) primarily near base on the reverse,
R/H #S99. Dr. Charles Shepard was a otherwise pristine!) A big, beautiful sar-
pharmacist in Grand Rapids from 1865 saparilla bottle from Albany, NY, heavily
to 1882. He packaged many of his own whittled, rich color, virtually “attic-mint”.
preparations including this rare bitters. This one has it all, and about as nice of
Bright, clean, with nice stretch marks an example as you could hope to find.
and bubbles through the neck. Provenance: James Becker collection.

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 Est.: $3,000 - $5,000 • Min. bid: $1,500

Lot 218 Lot 222

“BARBER’S - INDIAN VEGETABLE “CARTER’S / SPANISH / MIXTURE”,
- JAUNDICE BITTERS - OLIVER America, 1850 - 1860. Bright yellow-
JOHNSON & Co. - PROVIDENCE ish grass green with a slight olive tone,
R.I.”, America, 1880 - 1890. Aquama- cylindrical, applied sloping collar with
rine, 12-sided, tooled square collar - ring - iron pontil scar, ht. 7 7/8”; (two,
smooth base, ht. 6”; (a little scattered, small, barely pinhead size flakes, one on
minor light haze, mostly on the interior; the back edge of the lip, the other at the
a touch of light exterior wear, other- base edge; and just a little minor exterior
wise excellent). R/H #B19. With just wear, otherwise excellent). A scarce,
a light professional cleaning, the bottle pure green coloration having far less of
would likely appear as virtually attic an olive tone than most.
mint. Extremely rare!
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $250
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
Lot 223
Lot 219
“CARTER’S / SPANISH / MIXTURE”,
“DR LOEWS CELEBRATED / STOM- America, 1850 - 1860. Yellowish olive
ACH BITTERS & / NERVE TONIC amber, almost a yellowish tobacco
- THE / LOEW & SONS CO / CLEVE- amber, cylindrical, applied sloping collar
LAND, O” Miniature Bitters Bottle, with bevel - iron pontil scar, ht. 8 1/8”,
America, 1895 - 1905. Light yellowish near mint; (a touch of light exterior wear,
lime green, square with swirled fluting otherwise perfect). Another scarce
on the neck tooled sloping collar with color, this one having more of an amber
ring - smooth base, ht. 3 ¾”; (lightly tone than most, beautifully whittled, a
cleaned to original luster and near great example.
mint condition; a pinhead bit of minor
lip edge roughness). R/H #L112.5. A Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
classic little mini bitters bottle.
Lot 224
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
“CARTER’S / SPANISH / MIXTURE”,
Lot 220 America, 1850 - 1860. Deep olive
amber, virtually black through the
“ABL MYERS AM - ROCK ROSE - shoulders, neck, and base, cylindrical,
NEW_HAVEN” (with 99% complete, applied sloping collar with bevel - iron
original label), America, 1852 - 1856. pontil scar, ht. 8 1/8”, virtually attic
Deep bluish green with an emerald mint; (just the slightest trace of light
tone, rectangular with beveled cor- wear, otherwise perfect). Very scarce
ners, applied blob collar - blowpipe color, perhaps the darkest example that
pontil scar, ht. 9 3/8”; (trace of faint we call recall seeing, nicely whittled,
wear; minor flake from pontil, does not outstanding condition. A great pontiled
extend to edge, otherwise perfect). medicine from Richmond, Virginia.
A beautiful example, outstanding
character, nice bubbly glass. Possibly Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
unique with the original label, and one
of two known with open pontil base.

Est.: $4,000 - $8,000 • Min. bid: $2,000

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Lot 225 Lot 229

“DR TOWNSEND’S - SARSAPARILLA “SWAIM’S - PANACEA - PHILADA”,
- ALBANY / N Y”, possibly Mt. Vernon America, 1845 - 1855. Medium blue
Glass Works, Vernon, NY, 1840 - 1845. green, cylindrical with 9 indented
Yellowish olive amber near the shoul- panels, applied sloping collar with bevel
ders, shading to a dense olive amber - early smooth base, ht. 7 ¾”; (just the
near the base, square with beveled slightest trace of extremely faint, light
corners, applied sloping collar - sand- exterior wear, otherwise pristine per-
type pontil scar, ht. 9 3/8”, virtually fect). Another great example, and a lot
attic mint; (a trace of typical, minor of bottle for the money!
exterior wear). A very scarce color,
beautiful, and the glass is absolutely Est.: $120 - $240 • Min. bid: $80
filled with tiny seed bubbles and impu-
rities. James Becker collection. Lot 230

Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $600 “GIBB’S / BONE LINIMENT”, a New
England glasshouse, 1840 - 1855. Bright
Lot 226 yellowish olive in the shoulders, shading
to a deep yellowish olive near the base,
“DR TOWNSEND’S - SARSAPA- hexagonal, crudely applied short sloping
RILLA - ALBANY / N.Y.”, America, collar with bevel - blowpipe pontil scar,
1850 - 1860. Light to medium blue ht. 6 ¼”, virtually attic mint; (just a slight
green, square with beveled corners, trace of faint exterior wear, otherwise
applied sloping collar - iron pontil scar, perfect!) A beautiful example, nice and
ht. 9 5/8”; (lightly cleaned to original light through the shoulders, rich deep
luster; a small pinhead flake at edge color through the base, good strong
of lip). A unique, outstanding example embossing, excellent condition.
that excels in character. The bottle has
streaks of frothiness, whittling, ribbons Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $800
of bubbles, and also being a little
under-blown, giving the shoulders an Lot 231
unusual, almost cone-like appearance.
“C. BRINCKERHOFFS - HEALTH
Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400 RESTORATIVE - PRICE $ 1.00 - NEW_
YORK”, probably an early Stoddard,
Lot 227 NH glasshouse, 1842 - 1851. Yellowish
olive with a slight amber tone, rectangu-
“OLD / DR TOWNSENDS - SARSA- lar with beveled corners, applied sloping
PARILLA - NEW. YORK.”, America, collar - sand type pontil, ht. 7”, attic
1850 - 1860. Light to medium em- mint! An outstanding example, stron-
erald coloration, almost a teal tone, gest possible impression, no high point
square with beveled corners, applied wear, beautiful color, not muddy, and
sloping collar - heavy iron pontil scar, whittled! Provenance: James Becker
ht. 9 5/8”; (professionally cleaned to collection.
original luster; some exterior wear re-
maining including a little minor abra- Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $800
sion on one of the beveled corners).
A scarce mold, nice color with crude, Lot 232
wavy glass and some faint ribbons of
glass swirled though the body. “HOWARDs / VEGETABLE - CANCER.
AND / CANKER. SYRUP”, a Stoddard
Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250 New Hampshire glasshouse, 1855 -
1865. Yellowish old-amber with some
Lot 228 golden and orange tones, rectangular
with beveled corners, applied square
“SWAIM’S - PANACEA - PHILADA”, collar - early hinge-mold smooth base,
America, 1845 - 1855. Clear, medium ht. 7 ¼”; (a few faint scratches and a
grass green, cylindrical with 12 in- little typical, minor exterior wear, other-
dented panels, applied sloping collar wise attic mint). Boldly embossed, ex-
with bevel - sand type pontil scar, ht. cellent character, crude, with nice glass
7 7/8”; (just a couple of faint, minor texture, and full of tiny seed bubbles. A
light scratches near the shoulder, oth- rare, desirable Stoddard medicine.
erwise attic mint!) These heavy, early
bottles often have lip flakes or other Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,400
issues. This one is a great example
having nice color, excellent clarity,
some whittling through the shoulders,
and overall outstanding condition.

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 37

Lot 233 Lot 237

“Dr. ROBERTSONS - FAMILY / MEDI- “G.W. MERCHANT / LOCKPORT /
CINE - PREPARED - ONLY BY / T. N.Y.”, probably Lockport Glass Works,
W. DYOTT”, Kensington Glassworks, Lockport, NY, 1845 - 1860. Medium to
1809 - 1815. Aquamarine, rectangular deep, “Lockport” blue green, rectan-
with beveled corners, tooled flared gular, applied sloping collar - blowpipe
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 ¼”, pontil scar, ht. 5”; (a little minor exterior
virtually attic mint; (some extremely wear and very faint dullness; some in-
minor, in-manufacture, crazing lines terior residue and faint haze, otherwise
in the neck, otherwise pristine!) excellent). The noted faint dullness
MW, p.80. Very rare and historical, and light interior haze should be easily
especially in this “attic” type condi- cleanable. Nice, crude, wavy glass, and
tion. Credited as being one of the 1st good strength of embossing.
embossed American medicine bottles.
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
Est.: $3,000 - $5,000 • Min. bid: $1,500
Lot 238
Lot 234
“Dr MITCHEL’S - IPECAC SYRUP -
“RUSHTON & / ASPINWALL - No PERRY. N.Y”, America, 1845 - 1860.
86 WILLIAM S-T - NEW _YORK”, Deep greenish aquamarine, rectangular
1835 - 1840. Aquamarine, rectangular with beveled corners, applied sloping
with beveled corners, applied sloping collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 7/8”;
collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 6 ½”; (a hard-to-see, small potstone in the
(lightly cleaned to original luster with side of the applied collar has a little
just a bit of minor haze around the iridescence and a couple of tiny “legs”;
pontil). Clean and sparkling, excellent a minor trace of faint haze in the neck
character with waviness, whittling, and and shoulder, otherwise excellent). The
tiny bubbles throughout the glass. An condition issues are minor, a very rare
extremely rare, probably unique mold. pontiled medicine, nice color.
The only known example having only
the 86 William St. address. Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100

Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $800 Lot 239

Lot 235 “DR. MITCHELL / Ox GALL & /
ARNICA / LINIMENT”, America, 1845 -
“DR S HART’s / CROUP SYRUP 1860. Aquamarine, cylindrical, sheared
- HARMER / OHIO”, a Midwest and inward rolled mouth - blowpipe
glasshouse, 1850 - 1860. Light blue pontil scar, ht. 4 ½”, virtually attic mint;
green, rectangular with beveled cor- (a flake from the pontil, but it does not
ners, tooled, thin flanged lip - blowpipe extend to the edge of the base). Odell,
pontil scar, ht. 5”; (lightly cleaned to p,169. A nicely whittled, extremely rare
original luster and near mint condi- little pontiled medicine from Rochester,
tion; tiny, 1/16” flash, or cooling line in New York, outstanding condition.
the flanged lip, otherwise perfect). An
extremely rare pontiled medicine with Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $250
only two known examples in aqua, and
unique in this light blue green color. Lot 240
Strong embossing, excellent condition.
“WHITWELL’S - LIQUID - IMPROVED
Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $500 - OPODELDOC”, America, 1830 -
1840. Colorless, cylindrical, tooled
Lot 236 and outward flared mouth with slight
bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 ½”,
“DR MANN’S - CELEBRATED / sparkling attic mint. A superb example.
AGUE. BALSAM - GALION. OHIO” Brilliant flint glass, crude, very early, and
(with perfect, virtually complete original extremely rare! Believed to be only a
label), probably a Midwest glasshouse, couple examples known in the color-
1855 - 1860. Beautiful, deep bluish less flint glass. Provenance: Ex. Dr.
aquamarine, rectangular with beveled Bertal Bruun collection; James Becker
corners, applied ring collar with lower collection.
bevel - red iron pontil scar, ht. 6 ¾”,
sparkling attic mint! Label gives direc- Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $200
tions for mixing in a wine glass of wa-
ter. Rich, deep color, about as nice as
you could hope to find. Provenance:
Ex. Dr. Sam Greer collection.

Est.: $800 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $400

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Lot 241 Lot 245

“MONRO’S - RHEUMATIC / MIX- “E W / WILLIAMS’ - INDIAN / VEGETA-
TURE”, America, 1835 - 1850. BLE / PURGATIVE - PILLS”, America,
Aquamarine, cylindrical, tooled, thin 1845 - 1855. Aquamarine, rectangular
flared lip - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 with oval panels, sheared and inward
½”, near mint; (some light interior haze, rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
primarily in the neck and shoulder 2 3/8”, very near mint; (a trace of light
area, otherwise perfect). Extremely interior residue that would very likely
rare, and possibly unique! A very early wash out, otherwise perfect). Odell,
medicine, heavily whittled, and with a p.256, 257. A very rare Indian medicine
perfect, thin flared lip. Provenance: from Salem, Ohio.
Ex. Sam Greer collection, #1184.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

Lot 242 Lot 246

“COULEY’S FOUNTAIN / OF HEALTH “HEYL’S / EMBROCATION”, America,
/ No. (Image of Fountain) 38 / BAL- 1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, rectangular
TIMORE ST / BALTIMORE”, probably with beveled corners, applied sloping
Baltimore Glass Works, 1850 - 1860. collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 5/8”;
Aqua, cylindrical, applied sloping (professionally cleaned to original luster
collar - blowpipe pontil, ht. 9 ½”; (a with a little very faint interior haze remain-
paper-thin, 1/8” open bubble at edge ing, but no other form of damage). Odell,
of base, otherwise sparkling attic mint!) p.111. A very rare pontiled veterinary
Note; there is some unevenness in the medicine from Philadelphia.
top of the lip from manufacturing, the
result of not having enough glass to Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $200
completely finish the lip. Beautifully
whittled, scarce with the open pontil. Lot 247

Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $350 “TILDEN & CO - NEW YORK”,
America, 1845 - 1855. Brilliant aquama-
Lot 243 rine, rectangular with beveled corners,
applied square collar - blowpipe pontil
“W. O CONNER’S - PURELY scar, ht. 5 5/8”, virtually attic mint; (just
VEGETABLE / AGUE & FEVER - a trace of faint haze on the interior of
NOSTRUM”, America, 1845 - 1860. the back label panel, and a tiny pinhead
Aquamarine, rectangular with beveled bit of roughness at edge of base,
corners, applied sloping collar - blow- otherwise pristine). A sparkling, clean,
pipe pontil scar, ht. 6 ½”; (profes- whittled example. This mold is believed
sionally cleaned to original luster to be the earliest of the various Tilden
with some scattered areas of light bottles. Provenance: James Becker
matte-type finish, and exterior wear collection.
remaining, but no other form of dam-
age). Crude, whittled, and extremely Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
rare! One of three known examples.
Lot 248
Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400
“POST’S - SARSAPARILLA”, America,
Lot 244 1860 - 1870. Aquamarine, rectangular
with beveled corners, applied round
“INDIAN / CLEMENS” (Standing double collar - early smooth base, ht.
Indian) “TONIC / PREPARED BY / 8 ¼”; (just a trace of very faint interior
GEO. W. HOUSE” (with original label, haze in the shoulder, and a minor, 1/8”
cork, and partial contents), 1845 - flake on the back panel edge, otherwise
1855. Aquamarine, oval, sheared perfect). DeG #170. Extremely rare.
and outward folded mouth - blow- This example sold back in 2006, and is
pipe pontil scar, ht. 5 ½”, virtually the only recorded example to be offered
attic mint; (bottle is perfect; original in more than 30 years! A large, early
label 98% complete). Odell, p.53. sarsaparilla with a squatty, very eye-
A beautiful example of this always- appealing form.
popular, pictorial, pontiled medicine,
heavily whittled. Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 39

Lot 249 Lot 253

“DR. TOWNSEND’S - SARSAPA- “SWIFT’S / SYPHILITIC SPECIFIC”,
RILLA - ALBANY / N.Y.”, America, America, 1875 - 1885. Medium to deep
1885 - 1895. Aquamarine, square with sapphire blue, oval with strap sides,
beveled corners, tooled sloping collar applied square collar - smooth base,
- smooth base, 4 3/8”; (two small pin- ht. 9”, near mint; (just a slight touch
head flakes at edge of base; a couple of minor exterior wear and a ¼”, open
of small patches of faint, light haze, surface bubble, on the strap side, at
otherwise excellent). DeG #207. Noted edge of base, otherwise perfect). Good
as “Rare”, the sample Dr. Townsend’s character with nice pebbly glass and
bottles don’t come around often. Over- plenty of small seed bubbles. A much
all, a bright, clean example. better-than-average example that has
not been dug and cleaned. James
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80 Becker collection.

Lot 250 Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400

“FARRAND WILLIAMS & Co - FAR- Lot 254
RAND WILLIAMS & Co / PURE
SWEET NORWEGIAN / COD LIVER “S.S.S. / FOR THE / BLOOD” (Reverse
OIL - DETROIT. MICH”, America, same), Medicinal Advertising Pot, 1890
1870 - 1880. Aquamarine, rectangular - 1910. Cast Iron, 3-leg pot cauldron
with beveled corners, applied slop- with hole in base for use as a drugstore
ing collar - smooth base, ht. 10 5/8”; string dispenser, 4 ½” ht. x 4 ¾” dia. It is
(lightly cleaned to original luster and believed that “S.S.S.” stood for “Swift’s
near mint condition). A very rare and Southern Specific”, and from the same
attractive bottle with heavily whittled, company, that much earlier, produced
wavy glass, dug in Marquette, Mich. the famous “Swifts / Syphilitic Specific”.
Believed to be one of only three, or An interesting “go-with” for the collector
possibly four known examples. of patent medicine, or drugstore items.

Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80 Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80

Lot 251 Lot 255

“L.Q.C. WISHART’S - PINE TREE / “L.E.K. / THE KEELEY / TREATMENT
TAR CORDIAL. / PHILA” - “PATENT” / INEBRIETY / DISCOVERED / BY /
/ (PINE TREE) / “1859”, America, DR. L.E. KEELEY / DWIGHT, ILL. - D
1860 - 1870. Light yellowish olive, - K.C. / Leslie E Keeley MD - I, T, F,”,
square with beveled corners, applied America, 1890 - 1900. Colorless, rect-
sloping collar - early smooth base, ht. angular with rounded back panel, tooled
7 ½”; (some scattered light exterior prescription-type collar - smooth base,
wear and minor dullness; a little ht. 5 ¾”; (lightly cleaned to original
interior haze, but no other form of luster and near mint condition; a minor
damage). Found in the crawl space pinhead bruise on the side of the bottle).
of an old building in Philadelphia. An A bright, clean, sparkling example, very
early, scarce, square-shoulder variant scarce!
that just missed the pontil rod.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 256
Lot 252
“WARNER’S / SAFE / KIDNEY &
“U.S.A / HOSP. DEPT”, America, prob- LIVER / CURE” / (LEFT- HAND SAFE) /
ably a Pittsburgh district glasshouse, “TRADE / MARK / ROCHESTER, N.Y.”,
1862 - 1870. Beautiful olive yellow America, 1885 - 1900. Medium amber,
near the shoulders shading to rich, oval, large tooled blob collar - smooth
yellowish olive amber near the base, base, 9 ¼”, Pt; (a couple of very faint,
cylindrical, 4-piece mold, applied round light surface scratches, and a tiny open-
collar with bevel - smooth base, ht. ing in the cover glass of a 1/8” bubble on
9 ¼”; virtually attic mint; (slight trace the reverse, otherwise virtually attic mint!)
of extremely minor wear, otherwise These scarce “left-hand” safe molds are
pristine). Beautiful, attractive color, a getting harder to find. A great example
couple of nice large bubbles along the with crisp, very bold embossing.
side, outstanding condition.
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 257 Lot 261

“TIPPECANOE” / (CANOE) / “H.H. “MRS S. A. ALLEN’S - WORLDS HAIR
WARNER & Co”, America, 1883 - / RESTORER - NEW YORK”, America,
1890. Beautiful, light yellowish-honey 1865 - 1875. Beautiful, yellowish color-
coloration, figural log, large applied ation with some slightly deeper honey
“mushroom” type mouth - “ROCH- tones, rectangular with beveled corners,
ESTER N.Y. / 4” (on smooth base), applied round collar with bevel - smooth
ht. 9 1/8”, sparkling attic mint! Beau- base, ht. 7 1/8”, virtually attic mint! DF,
tiful light honey color with some nice pgs. 7-8. A nice bright, clean example,
yellowish tones, and with excellent beautiful color!
clarity from the shoulders to the base.
A prettier example than most! Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120

Lot 258 Lot 262

“TIPPECANOE” / (CANOE) / “H.H. “C. HEIMSTREET & CO, / TROY N.Y.”,
WARNER & Co”, America, 1883 - America, 1850 - 1860. Medium sap-
1890. Olive amber, figural log, large phire blue, octagonal, applied double
applied “mushroom” type mouth - round collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
“PAT NOV. 20. 83 / ROCHESTER N.Y.” 7”; (a little very faint exterior dullness
(on smooth base), ht. 8 7/8”, perfect! or “bloom”, and a bit of scattered light
A scarce, desirable color, difficult to interior haze, but no other form of dam-
find with the olive tone! age). DF, p.75. Contained hair coloring
put out by Charles Heimstreet. A nice
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180 example that would respond well to just
a light professional cleaning, if desired.
Lot 259 Beautiful color, pontiled, a lot of bottle
for the money!
“W.M. JOHNSON’S / PURE HERB
TONIC / SURE CURE / FOR ALL Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100
MALARIAL DISEASES”, America,
1885 - 1895. Light golden amber, Lot 263
almost a honey coloration, square
with beveled corners, tooled sloping Lot of (2), “E. ANTHONY / NEW YORK”
collar - smooth base, ht. 8 5/8”; (just Bottles, America, 1850 - 1880. Sapphire
a slight trace of washable interior blue and cobalt, both are oval, applied
residue, otherwise pristine perfect). and tooled square collars - blowpipe
A scarce “Malarial Cure”, sparkling pontil scarred and smooth base, ht.
attic condition, nice color and clarity. 6” and 5 5/8” respectively; (pontiled
sapphire example is attic mint; cobalt ex-
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $70 ample has some scattered light exterior
wear and a potstone near the base, on
Lot 260 the reverse, with a 1 ¼” crack). Odell,
p.7. Both are rare and held photographic
“FROG POND / CHILL & FEVER chemicals. James Becker collection.
CURE”, America, 1885 - 1895. Light
golden through the center, shading to Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400
a honey-yellow coloration along the
sides, rectangular, tooled square col- Lot 264
lar - “440” on smooth base, ht. 6 7/8”;
(lightly cleaned to original luster with “E. ANTHONY, - 308, BROADWAY /
just a tiny, pinhead flake on beveled NEW YORK”, America, 1850 - 1860.
corner, and a trace of roughness at Aqua, square with beveled corners, ap-
edge of base, otherwise near attic mint!) plied round collar with bevel - blowpipe
A beautiful example, rare light color, pontil scar, ht. 7 3/8”; (lightly cleaned to
excellent condition! A great southern original luster with a just a little minor
malarial cure from Augusta, GA. exterior wear remaining, otherwise ex-
cellent). Note; a small, arabesque-type
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180 fish motif is embossed on each side of
“NEW YORK”. A very rare bottle, beau-
tifully whittled, that held photographic
chemicals. James Becker collection.

Est.: $120 - $240 • Min. bid: $60

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 41

Lot 265 Lot 269

“BILLINGS CLAPP & Co. / “EUREKA SPRING Co / SARATOGA
CHEMISTS - PHOSPHOROLE”, N.Y.” (with period stand), probably
America, 1880 - 1890. Deep, vivid co- Congress & Empire Spring Glass Works,
balt blue, square with beveled corners, Saratoga, NY, 1870 - 1880. Aquama-
applied square collar - smooth base, rine, torpedo form, applied sloping col-
ht. 7 ½”; (lightly cleaned to original lar with ring - smooth base, Pt, ht. 9”,
luster; otherwise near mint). Billings virtually attic mint; (slight trace of very
Clapp & Co. was a druggist / chem- minor exterior wear, otherwise perfect).
ist, from Boston. A beautiful example, T #S-20. A great example, complete
scarce bottle, deep vivid color, dug in with period stand. Eureka is believed
Marquette, Mich. to be the only spring in Saratoga to use
round bottom bottles.
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $50
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180
Lot 266
Lot 270
“POISON” - “PAT APPL’D FOR”
FIGURAL SKULL, America, 1894 - “GEYSER SPRING / SARATOGA
1905. Medium cobalt, figural skull SPRINGS / NEW YORK - AVERY. N.
on crossbones, tooled prescription- LORD / 66 BROAD ST / UTICA. N.Y.”,
type lip - “PAT JUNE 26TH 1894” on A. & D.H. Chambers, Pittsburgh, 1873 -
smooth base, ht. 2 ¾”; (a tiny, barely 1885. Aquamarine, cylindrical, applied
noticeable, pinprick flake on the back sloping collar with bevel - “A&DHC” on
edge of the lip; a couple of minor base, Qt; (a tiny 1/8” flake on the lower
flakes on the tip of the crossbones at bevel, and some light content stain or
edge of base, a little faint interior haze, haze, in the interior, on the reverse, other-
otherwise excellent). KU-10. Rare wise perfect). A rare, hard-to-find mold.
and extremely desirable; not easy to This example retains a period, Putnam-
find in this nice of condition. style, wire closure.

Est.: $1,500 - $3,000 • Min. bid: $800 Est.: $800 - $1,400 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 267 Lot 271

“POISON - POISON”, probably Eng- “CHAMPION SPOUTING SPRING Co
land, 1895 - 1910. Deep, vivid cobalt / SARATOGA / SPRINGS N.Y.” - “C S
blue with a slight violet tone, cylindri- S” (monogram), probably Congress
cal, tooled sloping collar with ring & Empire Spring Glass Works, Sara-
- “80” on smooth base, ht. 12 1/8”, toga, NY, 1876 - 1881. Aquamarine,
virtually attic mint. Similar to KC- cylindrical, tooled sloping collar with
87. A mammoth-size poison bottle, ring - smooth base, Pt; (lightly cleaned
scarce size, outstanding condition. to original luster; a faint, very minor
milkiness on the interior remains, and a
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $80 shallow, 1/8” flake on the side of the lip
has been polished). T #S-13:B. A rare,
Lot 268 desirable mold!

“EUREKA SPRING Co / SARATOGA Est.: $400 - $700 • Min. bid: $200
N.Y.” (with period stand), probably
Congress & Empire Spring Glass Lot 272
Works, Saratoga, NY, 1870 - 1880.
Medium olive green, torpedo form, “SARATOGA” / (STAR) / “SPRING”,
applied sloping collar with ring - probably a New York State glasshouse,
smooth base, Pt, ht. 8 7/8”; (just a 1862 - 1889. Medium to deep blue
little typical light exterior wear and green, cylindrical, applied sloping collar
a couple of areas of minor light with bevel - smooth base, Qt, very near
scratches on the side of the bottle, mint; (a pinhead open surface bubble;
otherwise very near mint!) T #S-20. slight trace of wear, otherwise perfect).
A scarce mold, beautiful color and T #S-53:A. A beautiful example, scarce
heavily whittled! bluish green color, more blue than
green, excellent condition!
Est.: $800 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $500
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180

PAGE 42 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 273 Lot 277

“CONGRESS & EMPIRE SPRING “SODA WATER” Bottle, probably Lock-
CO / HOTCHKISS’ SONS / C / NEW port Glass Works, Lockport, NY, 1845
YORK / SARATOGA. N.Y.”, probably - 1855. Beautiful medium to deep em-
a New England glasshouse, 1866 – erald coloration, torpedo form, crudely
1875. “Old amber”, cylindrical, applied applied ring-type collar - smooth base,
sloping collar with bevel - smooth ht. 7 ¾”; (some exterior wear and light
base, Pt, near mint; (lightly cleaned to scratches exist, primarily near the mold
original luster; some in-manufacture seam on one of the sides, otherwise a
natural roughness and crazing lines on clean, sparkling example). A beautiful
the top of the lip). T #C-15:B, example, the bottles appear to have its
Type 1. A nice rich color, scarce amber original luster, in a good rich color, with
coloration. some nice bubbles and character to the
glass.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 274
Lot 278
“HANBURY SMITH / N.Y. / CON-
GRESS WATER”, America, 1865 - Soda Water Bottle, America, probably
1875. Medium yellowish green with 1847 - 1849. Medium yellowish emerald
an emerald tone, cylindrical, applied coloration, teepee form, applied sloping
sloping collar - smooth base, Pt; (a ½” collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 7 3/8”;
chip and a 3/8” open bubble at edge (lightly cleaned to original luster and
of base; a thin, hairline crack on the near mint condition with just a touch of
reverse with several ¼” to ¾” legs, light wear remaining). Almost certainly
and a little interior milkiness and light produced for Ira Harvey, soda and beer
residue, some of which would likely manufacturer, 1847 - 1848, Providence,
wash out). T #M-20:A. A very rare RI, (later listed as beer manufacturer
mineral water. Yes, it is not perfect, but only, beginning in 1853). Extremely rare,
still displays very nicely. beautiful color, heavily whittled, fantastic
eye-appeal!
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $750 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $400
Lot 275
Lot 279
“ALBANY GLASS WORKS”, Albany
Glass Works, Albany, NY, 1847 - “J. BOARDMAN & Co - NEW YORK
1850. Medium to deep blue green, - MINERAL WATERS - THIS BOTTLE
cylindrical, 3-piece mold, applied / TO BE RETURND”, America, 1850
sloping collar with ring - iron pontil - 1860. Medium cobalt blue, 8-sided,
scar, Qt; (professionally cleaned to applied sloping collar - iron pontil scar,
original luster with a little scattered ht. 7 1/8”; (professionally cleaned with
minor exterior wear remaining; a very a little typically light wear remaining; a
weak impression as is common on couple of minor, 1/8” or less, flakes at
this mold). T #M-84. Extremely rare. the bottle edge of the applied collar).
Beautiful glass, excellent character, A scarce mold, nice color.
whittled, and filled with tiny seed
bubbles. James Becker collection. Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $800 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $400 Lot 280

Lot 276 “J & A DEARBORN” - (Star) - “MINER-
AL WATERS - NEW YORK”, America,
“RUSHTON & / ASPINWALL” Soda 1850 - 1860. Medium to deep cobalt
Water Bottle, probably New England, blue, 8-sided, applied blob collar - iron
possibly New York State, 1836 - pontil scar, ht. 6 ¾”; (professionally
1838. Greenish aquamarine, oval cleaned to original luster with just a
“egg” form, crudely applied ring-type trace of typical light wear remaining).
collar - smooth base, ht. 7 ½”; (pro- A nice example, beautiful deep color!
fessionally cleaned to original luster
with a little minor wear remaining; a Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $200
potstone with a couple of 1/8” legs
on the shoulder; a tiny one below
the collar). A very crude, early, soda
water bottle. Extremely rare, believed
to be a unique example in this color!

Est.: $1,800 - $3,600 • Min. bid: $1,000

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Lot 281 Lot 285

“J. LAMPPIN’S / MINERAL WA- “ROBINSON, WILSON & LEGALLEE
TER / UTICA. - UTICA BOTTLING / / 102 / SUDBURY ST. / BOSTON”,
ESTABLISHMENT”, probably a New America, 1850 - 1860. Medium to deep
York state glasshouse, 1850 - 1860. emerald, cylindrical, porter form, ap-
Aquamarine, cylindrical, applied slop- plied sloping collar with bevel - heavy
ing collar - iron pontil scar, ht. 6 7/8”; iron pontil scar, ht. 6 5/8”; (a couple
(a 3/8” chip on the underside of the of small flakes and minor roughness
applied collar, and a little faint interior on the top edge of the lip, and bottom
milkiness in the shoulder, otherwise edge of the lower bevel; a touch of mi-
near attic mint). Crude, nicely whittled, nor wear including a ¼” open bubble on
a very scarce upstate New York the shoulder and base, otherwise excel-
mineral water. Found in an old home in lent). A scarce porter, minor condition
Fulton, New York. issues, the bottle displays near mint.

Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100 Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120

Lot 282 Lot 286

“H” / “HARRIS & SONS / ALBANY / “DEUELL BROTHERS / 94 / POWERS
MINERAL WATERS - REGISTERED ST / L. I. - PHILADELPHIA / PORTER
/ ACCORDING / TO LAW”, America, & ALE”, America, 1865 - 1875. Medium
1845 - 1853. Aquamarine, cylindri- bluish green, cylindrical, porter form,
cal, applied sloping collar - iron pontil applied blob collar - smooth base, ht. 6
scar, ht. 7 3/8”; (professionally cleaned 5/8”, virtually attic mint; (the bottle may
to original luster; just a touch of very have been lightly cleaned, but certainly
minor exterior wear, otherwise excel- presents itself as virtually attic mint!) A
lent). A rare Albany soda with nice scarce porter, beautiful condition.
crude, whittled, glass. According to
the book, Old Albany Bottles, Harris Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100
& Sons bottlers were in business from
1845 - 1853. Lot 287

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $200 EAGLE / “E.W. & CO / WORKS” Early
Soda Bottle, America, 1865 - 1875.
Lot 283 Rich, deep aquamarine, cylindrical
squat soda form, applied blob collar
“MYERS’ / CELEBRATED / CHAM- - early smooth base, ht. 7 ¼”; (profes-
PAGNE / MEAD / PHILADA - THIS sionally cleaned to original luster and
BOTTLE / IS NEVER SOLD / G. H. near mint condition with a little area of
MYERS / PROPRIETOR.” - “M E A minor abrasion and surface scratches
D.” (around shoulder), 1844 - 1845. remaining, but no other form of dam-
Medium green, cylindrical, applied age). A very rare mold with a large
sloping collar - iron pontil scar, ht. 7 eagle boldly embossed, and good
¼”; (lightly cleaned to original luster, deep color!
some overall light exterior wear re-
maining; some roughness and a few Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
minor flakes along top edge of lip).
An extremely rare soda, the 1st time Lot 288
offered at public auction!
“J. A. LOMAX / 14 & 16 / CHARLES
Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $500 PLACE / CHICAGO. - THIS BOTTLE /
MUST BE RETURNED” - “A & D.H.C”
Lot 284 (around heel of base), A. & D.H. Cham-
bers, Pittsburgh, 1873 - 1885. Bluish-
“IMPROVED / MINERAL WATER”, green almost a teal coloration, cylin-
America, 1850 - 1860. Beautiful, drical squat soda form, applied blob
medium to deep teal blue, almost collar - “J.L” on smooth base, ht. 7”;
a peacock blue, cylindrical, applied (a dug bottle with some relatively minor
large blob collar - heavy iron pontil exterior wear and light scratches; some
scar, ht. 7 ¼”, near mint; (a little scat- light interior haze, but no other form of
tered minor exterior wear and a shal- damage). A very scarce, to rare, color
low, paper-thin, 1/8” flake at edge of for this soda!
base, otherwise excellent). This soda
appears to be a true, “attic-type” Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
find, and was probably never in the
ground. A scarce, beautiful soda.
James Becker collection.

Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180

PAGE 44 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Lot 289 Lot 293

“F.W. MULLER / ARLINGTON / Black Glass Wine Bottle, probably
HEIGHTS / ILL”, possibly Cunning- America, 1825 - 1830. “P. J. MUNRO”
hams & Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1890 - (on applied seal). Deep olive amber, cy-
1900. Cobalt blue, “Hutchinson-style” lindrical, applied sloping collar with bevel
soda with a transitional blob-type col- - sand pontil scar, ht. 9 ¾”; (a 3/16” area
lar - “C & Co” around heel of smooth of minor roughness on the edge of the
base, Qt; (professionally cleaned with lip, and a 3/16” chip on the underside
some scratches and ground wear of the beveled collar, otherwise virtually
remaining; some chipping on approx. attic mint). P.J. Munro was an attorney
1/3 of the inside edge of the mouth). in lower Manhattan in the 1820’s. His
Similar to ZW, p.70. A very rare “tran- brother, in 1826, was in the wine busi-
sitional” hutch, with only a handful of ness. The bottle was found near Manhat-
examples known. tan and is believed to be unique!

Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $180 Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $500

Lot 290 Lot 294

“C. W. WILKINSON / WALLING- Demijohn, New England, probably West-
FORD / CONN. / ROOT BEER - THIS ford Glass Works, Westford, CT, 1857
/ BOTTLE / NOT TO BE / SOLD”, - 1865. Beautiful, yellowish-honey col-
America, 1885 - 1995. Medium shad- oration with some deeper golden tones
ing to a deep honey amber, cylindrical, through the neck and shoulder, cylindri-
tooled blob collar - “89” on smooth cal, 3-piece mold, applied sloping collar
base, ht. 7 1/8”; (a little minor exterior - base with beveled edge and sand-type
wear including a small scrape on the pontil scar, ht. 11 3/8”, perfect. Great
side near the base, and a bit of faint color, outstanding character with beauti-
exterior dullness near the shoulder, ful syrupy glass filled with impurities and
otherwise excellent). A very rare, early, tiny, microscopic bubbles. This demijohn
root beer. Beautiful color, nice charac- excels with crudeness and character.
ter to the glass.
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $80
Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $100
Lot 295
Lot 291
Early, Freeblown Demijohn, New
“T. L. NEFF’S / POP / & / PREMIUM England, probably a Connecticut, or
/ ROOT BEER / 105 MAUJER possibly New Hampshire glasshouse,
ST / BROOKLYN E.D. - TRADE / 1845 - 1860. Yellowish honey color-
(TLN monogram) / MARK / 1876”, ation through the body shading to a rich
America, 1880 - 1890. Golden am- reddish-golden, virtually black, through
ber, cylindrical, large, applied round the neck, globular form, applied sloping
blob collar - smooth base, Qt, ht. 10 collar - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 19 1/8”;
¼”; (professionally cleaned to original (just a little typical, very minor exterior
luster with just a touch of minor wear, otherwise attic mint!) A great
wear remaining). A big, impressive, example with good form, beautiful color,
private-mold root beer, typically excellent character, the glass being
found in aqua, and very scarce-to- absolutely filled with tiny seed bubbles.
rare in golden amber!
Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400
Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $100
Lot 296
Lot 292
“ANTIQUE “ (on banner) - “OLD /
“GEO. W. HOXSIE’S / PREMIUM BOTTLE / STORE” (on silhouette of old
bottle), 2-sided, metal advertising sign,
/ BEER”, GNleawssEWngolraknsLd, ,oWpteros?bt?fao?brdly, CT, 1950 - 1975. Metal, (possibly wrought
Westford iron), hand-painted folk art advertis-
ing sign, white letters, outlined in red,
1860 - 1872. Dense olive amber, cy- on black background, approximately
40” high x 28” wide; overall very good
lindrical “ginger-beer” form, applied condition with typical weathering and

blob collar - early smooth base, ht. 7 age-approprLiaotetw?e?a?r. A great look-

1/8”; (a shallow, 1/8” flake, or surface ing, folksy sign, 2-sided with a lot of
workmanship.
bruise, above the “S” in “HOXSIE”,
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $100
and the bottle may have been lightly

Lot ??? cleaned, but appears as very near Lot ???

mint). A clean, good looking example

with plenty of little seed bubbles.

Est.: $120 - $240 • Min. bid: $70

American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016 PAGE 45

Lot 174: Outstanding Drake’s Bitters

“S T / DRAKE’S / 1860 / PLANTATION
/ X / BITTERS - PATENTED / 1862”,
America, 1862 - 1880. Beautiful light
peach with rich salmon tones, cabin
form with 6 logs above the label panel,
applied sloping collar - smooth base, ht.
10”, attic mint! R/H #D105. Exceptional
color and light tone, excellent character,
filled with tiny bubbles, outstanding mold
impression and condition. A top-shelf
example that we were privileged to sell
back in May, 2012.

Est.: $5,000 - $8,000 • Min. bid: $2,500

PAGE 46 American Glass Gallery, Auction #17 • Closing November 2, 2016

Fine & Colorful Historical Flasks

Lot 49 Lot 45 Lot 12
Lot 22
Lot 6

Choice Sodas & Mineral Waters Lot 274

Lot 280 Lot 283 Lot 278 Lot 287 Lot 284
Lot 273

Lot 277 Lot 276


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