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American Glass Gallery - Auction #11

Online Auction 16-29 October 2013

American Glass GalleryTM

Auction #11

Bidding Opens October 16, 2013
Bidding Closes October 29, 2013

Fine Pike’s Peak Flasks:
Lots 32, 31 & 29

Conditions of Sale

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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-
October 29, 2013, 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-
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authenticity, age, condition, and measurements to within one-fourth inch, as
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$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

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

American Glass Gallery • Auction #11, October 29, 2012 • 248.486.0530 •


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.
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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 16, 2013.
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 8.

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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, 2014. 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 WITH
refund. Absolutely no returns for any reason after 30 days following the closing of YOUR BIDS!
the sale.

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

This auction photographed and cataloged by John R. Pastor • ©2013, American Glass Gallery. All rights reserved. • Catalog design & layout by Owen Neils • Printed by Spartan Printing, Lansing, MI

American Glass Gallery • Auction #11, October 29, 2012 • 248.486.0530 •

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. 9, Douglas M Leybourne, Jr., 2001.

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 #11, October 29, 2012 • 248.486.0530 •

Lot 38

(Detail of
one side)

PAGE 2 American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013

Lot 37:
Unique Engraved


This elegant and skillfully crafted flask was
clearly engraved for a specific person (“M.T.”)
who’s identity we will probably never know. It’s
a safe bet though that this person was involved in some
way with the glassblowing industry as indicated be the
“shield” of glass blowing tools depicted on one side of
the flask. These tools of the trade include two blowpipes
(crossed) as well as shears and pucellas. To our knowledge,
this is the only example of such engraving on a flask.

The lettering styles of the initials is known as “Round Hand”
and glass scholars have determined that it was used primarily in
the eighteenth century and in English-speaking countries. Similar
lettering may be seen on many of the authenticated examples of
engraved glass made at John Frederick Amelung’s New Bremen glass

This is a truly unique, beautiful, and important engraved flask and one that
would warrant further study.

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 3

Blown Blown three mold glass has been The term “blown three mold”, is derived from
Three-Mold credited as being an American the fact that the great majority of it was blown
Decanters invention. It fostered a new and in full-size, three-part molds.This glassware
exclusive line of commercially produced rose in popularity as an inexpensive
tableware including decanters, formed in alternative to the more expensive English
full-size molds, that imparted both form and and Irish wheel-cut glassware fashionable
pattern to the objects being blown. George at the time. The 1820’s and 30’s became the
and Helen McKearin called it, “a milestone in “heyday” for blown three mold glass.
the history of American glass design”.*
Glasshouses known to have produced
During the war of 1812, foreign trade blown three mold glass include the Keene
essentially ceased. As a result, numerous Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, Mt.
glasshouses began to spring up, which filled Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, NY, Boston
and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich,
the void for utilitarian glassware, as well as
other products previously imported from MA, Coventry Glass Works,
abroad. McKearin notes that from 1810 Coventry, CT, and the Kent
to 1817, at least 38 new glasshouses and Mantua glasshouses in
were erected in America. It is interesting Portage County, Ohio.
to note that McKearin theorizes, in their

chapter on Blown Three Mold Glass, that
“in one of these new glasshouses, the
first piece of blown three mold, probably
in the form of a square decanter or bottle
glass decanter, was made”.

Lot 50 Lot 52 Lot 49

PAGE 4 American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013

Colorful Historical and Figured Flasks


Lot 1 Lot 28

Lot 19 Lot 2 Lot 36

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 5

Rare & Colorful Bitters Bottles

Lot 145

Lot 137 Lot 148

Lot 153 Lot 160

PAGE 6 American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013

Lot 1 Lot 5

“The Father Of His Country” / Bust of Grover Cleveland - (re-
Bust of Washington - “Dyot- verse plain) Historical Flask,
tville Glass Works Philada / Gen. America, probably 1884 - 1885. Aqua-
Taylor Never Surrenders” / Bust marine, tooled round double collared
of Taylor, Dyottville Glass Works, mouth - “AC Co” (or possibly “AG Co”),
Philadelphia, PA, 1848 - 1860. Bright, on smooth base, 1/2 pint, near mint;
medium sapphire blue, sheared mouth (a small, hard to see flake on the back
- blowpipe pontil scar, Qt; (a 1/2” edge of the raised “strap” or banded
bubble near the base of Washington’s side; a touch of very faint spotty interior
queue is partially open, a shallow 1/4” haze on the reverse, otherwise a “barn
flake at edge of base, a touch of high fresh” flask. Similar to GI-123, but
point wear on Taylor’s cheek). GI-37. unlisted in this smaller 1/2 pint size.
Desirable flask, beautiful color! A very historical and rare mold.

Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1800 Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $70

Lot 2 Lot 6

“The Father Of His Country” / Eagle - Lyre Historical Flask, prob-
Bust of Washington - “I Have ably Kentucky Glass Works, Louisville,
Endeavour.d To Do My Duty” / Kentucky, 1850 - 1855. Deep bluish
Bust of Taylor Historical Flask, aquamarine, crudely sheared mouth with
probably Dyottville Glass Works, a partially inward rolled mouth - blowpipe
Philadelphia, PA, 1848 - 1860. Bright pontil scar, Pt, near mint; (just a touch
light to medium yellow green, sheared of very faint high point wear and a little
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, trapped residue on the interior of the
perfect. GI-44. A beautiful flask, at- rolled mouth). GII-22. A rare mold and in
tractive scarce color, nice character a nice deep color!
with plenty of small bubbles, and a
very strong mold impression. Ex. Tom Est.: $1,400 - $2,200 • Min. bid: $1,000
McCandless collection.
Lot 7
Est.: $800 - $1,600 • Min. bid: $500
Eagle - “Ravenna” / Anchor
Lot 3 / “Glass / Company” Histori-
cal Flask, Ravenna Glass Works,
Washington - Taylor Histori- Ravenna, Ohio, 1857 - 1864. Bright
cal Flask, probably Dyottville Glass golden yellow, applied mouth with flat
Works, Philadelphia, PA, 1848 - 1860. band - smooth base, Pt, near mint; (a
Rich medium golden amber shading couple of areas of minor roughness, or
to a lighter golden yellow along the small flakes, approximately 1/4”, on the
sides, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil edge of the applied mouth, otherwise
scar, Pt, virtually attic mint; (a small perfect). GII-37. An attractive and
onionskin-thin open surface bubble desirable mold, scarce, beautiful color!
on the reverse, otherwise perfect!) Also, good strong embossing and with
GI-52. Another great example. This virtually no high point wear.
one having great color, condition, and
outstanding character being absolutely Est.: $1,200 - $1,800 • Min. bid: $800
filled with tiny seed bubbles.
Lot 8
Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,500
Eagle - “New London” / Anchor
Lot 4 / “Glass Works” Historical Flask,
New London Glass Works, 1856 - 1866.
Bust of Byron - Bust of Scott Bright medium green, sheared mouth -
Portrait Flask, probably an early blowpipe pontil scar, 1/2 pint; (a couple
Stoddard glasshouse, Stoddard New of small flakes, approx. 1/8”, or less, on
Hampshire, 1842 - 1850. Yellow- top of the rough sheared mouth and a
ish golden amber, sheared mouth - 1/8” by 1/4” sliver-type flake at the side
blowpipe pontil scar, 1/2 pint, perfect. of the mouth). GII-67. A scarce color
GI-114. A very nice example, this one and a good strong mold impression.
having a rather extended neck, some
attractive large bubbles, and a large Est.: $1,000 - $2,000 • Min. bid: $600
clump of extra glass near the shoulder.

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 7

Lot 9 Lot 13

Eagle - Eagle Historical Flask, Eagle / “X” (within oval frame)
Coventry Glass Works, Coventry, CT, - Eagle Historical Flask, a Stod-
1830 - 1848. Medium olive in the dard New Hampshire glasshouse, 1845
upper half shading to a very deep - 1860. Bright medium olive amber,
olive in the lower half, sheared mouth sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, 1/2
- blowpipe pontil scar, Pt, near mint; pint; (just a touch of light high point wear
(a bubble below the shield of one of and a wisp of very faint, non-distracting,
the eagles has a small opening in interior residue near the shoulder). GII-
the cover glass and some trapped resi- 87. A little harder to find, scarcer mold
due). GII-70. This mold often has a that the unmarked GII-86
great deal of high point wear because
of the bold, high relief eagle. This one Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100
is a exception with virtually no wear.
Lot 14
Est.: $250 - $400 • Min. bid: $150
Eagle / “Pittsburgh / Pa” - Eagle
Lot 10 Historical Flask, a Pittsburgh District
glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Bright, golden
Eagle - Cornucopia Historical honey amber, applied collared mouth
Flask, probably Keene Marlboro with band - smooth base, Qt., very near
Street Glassworks, Keene, New mint; (just a touch of faint high point wear
Hampshire, 1830 - 1842. Medium to and a couple of pinhead open surface
deep olive with a very slight amber bubbles, otherwise perfect). GII-103.
tone, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil Ex. Charles B. Gardner. Excellent im-
scar, Pt, near mint; (a few, very small, pression, almost no high point wear, very
pinhead size open surface bubbles). scarce color, - an outstanding example,
GII-72. Good rich color, nice strong not because it was in the Gardner collec-
mold impression, crude pebbly glass. tion, but because it is!

Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $125 Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 11 Lot 15

Eagle - Cornucopia Historical Eagle / “Pittsburgh / Pa” - Eagle
Flask, probably Keene Marlboro Historical Flask, a Pittsburgh District
Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hamp- glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Beautiful
shire, 1830 - 1842. Yellowish olive medium emerald green, applied collared
amber, sheared mouth - blowpipe pon- mouth with flat band - smooth base, Qt,
til scar, Pt, near mint; (a 3/8” area of very near mint; (a little light exterior wear
roughness and extra glass at the side, near the shoulder on the reverse, oth-
on the medial rib, where another piece erwise perfect!). GII-103. A beautiful,
of glass likely came into contact during highly whittled, very attractive example
the annealing process, and a weak- in a great color.
ened mold impression as is somewhat
common on this mold). GII-73. Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $300

Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100 Lot 16

Lot 12 Eagle / “Pittsburgh / Pa” - Eagle
Historical Flask, a Pittsburgh District
Eagle - Eagle Historical Flask, glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Bright,
probably Granite Glass Works, 1846 - medium yellow green with a slight olive
1862. Yellowish olive amber, sheared tone, applied collared mouth with flat
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt.; band - smooth base, Pt, very near mint;
(some normal, light exterior high point (a tiny, pinhead bit of roughness at base
wear; a very faint, 3” light scratch to of one of the narrow vertical side ribs).
the lower left of the eagle that is barely GII-106. A beautiful example full of
noticeable and mentioned only for ac- tiny seed bubbles, nice color, and also
curacy, otherwise very near mint). GII- somewhat lighter than many of the other
78. A big, beautiful flask, with a very examples encountered.
good impression and classic Stoddard
character, full of tiny seed bubbles. Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250
Scarce in the quart size.

Est.: $500 - $700 • Min. bid: $300

PAGE 8 American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013

Lot 17 Lot 21

Eagle / “Pittsburgh / Pa” - Eagle Masonic Arch - Eagle Historical
Historical Flask, a Pittsburgh Dis- Flask, New England, probably Keene
trict glasshouse, 1860 - 1870. Medium Marlboro Stree, or an early Connecticut
to deep olive with a slight amber tone, glasshouse, 1815 - 1830. Delicate, light
applied collared mouth with flat band blue green, applied sloping collared
- smooth base, Pt, near mint; (a tiny, mouth with bevel - base appears as
pinhead flake at edge of applied mouth smooth, but likely a very delicate sand
and a touch of expected light high type pontil, Pt; near attic mint; (a very
point wear; just a little interior content minor, almost paper-thin 1/4” flake on
residue that would almost certainly base, just a very faint touch of minor
soak out). Unlisted, similar to GII-106 high point wear, otherwise sparking attic
(rounded sides having no narrow verti- mint. GIV-16. A clean, bright, sparking
cal rib). Likely a very scarce mold. example, rare and beautiful!

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Est.: $6,000 - $8,000 • Min. bid: $3,500

Lot 18 Lot 22

Eagle above Monument and Flag Masonic Arch - Eagle / “KEENE”
/ “Continental” - Indian Shooting Historical Flask, Keene Marlboro
Bird / Cuninghams & Co / Pitts- Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1820 -
burgh. PA” Historical Flask, Cun- 1830. Clear, light yellowish olive amber,
inghams & Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1865 almost an olive yellow, sheared mouth
- 1875. Bright honey yellow, applied - blowpipe pontil scar, Pt; (a 1/2” light
collared mouth with flat band - smooth surface scratch to the right of the Ma-
base, Qt, very near mint; (a tiny open- sonic Arch, otherwise perfect). GIV-17.
ing on the cover glass of a surface A light, very pretty example with crude
bubble; a very faint ring of interior haze seedy glass!
near the center of the flask that may
wash out). GII-142. Extremely rare, Est.: $225 - $375 • Min. bid: $150
possibly unique in this color.
Lot 23
Est.: $1500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $1,000
(All Seeing Eye inside Six-Pointed
Lot 19 Star) / “A D” - (Raised Arm inside
Six-Pointed Star) / “G R J A”, His-
Cornucopia - Urn Pictorial Flask, torical Flask, probably a Stoddard,
probably Keene Marlboro Street Glass- NH glasshouse, 1842 - 1850. Yellowish
works, Keene, NH, 1825 - 1840. Pale, olive amber, applied sloping collared
light olive with a slight yellowish tone, mouth - smooth base, Pt; (a little spot of
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, in-manufacture roughness and a small,
1/2 pint, near mint; (a very minor spot 1/16” flake on the edge of the mouth;
of in-manufacture roughness on the some light high point as is common on
inside edge of the sheared mouth and this mold). GIV-43. Scarce with the ap-
some light interior content stain and plied sloping collared mouth.
residue, most of which would almost
certainly wash out). GIII-7. A scarce, Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $200
much lighter than normal color.

Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 20 Lot 24

Masonic Arch - Eagle / “IP” His- “Success To The Railroad” / Horse
torical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street Pulling Cart - (Reverse Same) His-
Glassworks, 1815 - 1830. Clear, medium torical Flask, Keene Marlboro Street
blue green, sheared mouth - blowpipe Glassworks, 1830 - 1842. Bright yellow-
pontil scar, Pt; (a bubble located near ish olive amber, almost an olive yellow,
the stars on the shoulder, approximately sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar,
1/4” by 3/16” is missing its cover glass; Pt; (a tiny, barely pinhead size, flake at
a tiny, pinhead flake at base edge, and the edge of the sheared mouth, other-
just a wisp of very light high point wear). wise pristine). GV-3. A great example
GIV-1. A clean example with almost no with an above average impression, light
exterior wear, the open bubble is nicely in color, light in weight, and virtually no
hidden between the stars. high point wear, a good one!

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200 Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250

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Lot 25 Lot 29

Sunburst Flask, probably New Eng- “For Pike’s Peak” / Prospector /
land, 1820 - 1830. Light to medium “Old Rye” - Eagle / “Pittsburgh
bluish green, sheared mouth - blow- Pa” Historical Flask, a Pittsburgh
pipe pontil scar, 1/2 pint, virtually attic district glasshouse, 1860 - 1870.
mint; (just the slightest bit of very Brilliant, medium to deep olive yel-
minor high point wear at the center of low, applied collared mouth with flat
the raised sunburst motif, otherwise band - smooth base, Pt; (professionally
pristine!) GVIII-29. A good example of cleaned to original luster and near mint
this early flask, virtually devoid of the condition; a little residue in a interior
typical high point wear so often en- bubble near the shoulder). GXI-9.
countered on the sunburst and heavy Rare, whittled, bubbly, and in an eye-
raised ribbing. appealing, absolutely stunning, unlisted
color. Ex. Fred Weck collection.
Est.: $250 - $400 • Min. bid: $150
Est.: $2,800 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,800
Lot 26
Lot 30
Scroll Flask, Midwest America,
1845 - 1860. Medium golden amber, “For Pike’s Peak” / Prospector
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, - Eagle Historical Flask, probably
Pt, near mint; (some light scattered a Pittsburgh district glasshouse, 1860
interior content residue that would - 1870. Aquamarine, applied collared
almost certainly wash out; a weak- mouth with flat band - smooth base,
ened impression near the shoulder as Pt, virtually attic mint; (just the slight-
is often the case). GIX-11. A classic est touch of very light high point wear,
Midwestern Scroll Flask in a nice color otherwise pristine). GXI-21. A brilliant
and one that would likely brighten up example, heavily whittled and very at-
a bit with a little interior washing (may tractive!
have been a barn or attic find).
Est.: $125 - $175 • Min. bid: $80
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 31
Lot 27
“For Pike’s Peak” / Prospector –
Scroll Flask, Midwest America, 1845 Hunter Historical Flask, probably
- 1860. Light to medium yellow green, Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio,
sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, 1857 – 1864. Aquamarine, applied
Pt, mint. GIX-18. Note; a very scarce collared mouth with flat band – early
mold having no stars in the shoulder smooth base, 27 oz; (a little residue in
area and a large bead on the neck. the base that should easily wash out,
Only a few examples in any color have otherwise sparkling attic mint). GXI-
been sold through the catalogued auc- 47a. An extremely rare mold, believed to
tions in the past 15 years. If you are be one of only three examples known.
looking for something different, here is We sold one of the other two in our
an opportunity to get a mold that does last sale. This one is equally nice, but
not come around often! without the bubbles in the glass.

Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400 Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 28 Lot 32

Summer Tree - Summer Tree “For Pike’s Peak” / Prospector -
Pictorial Flask, America, 1850 - Hunter Historical Flask, Ravenna
1860. Rich, deep blue green, applied Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio, 1857
round collared mouth with lower - 1864. Bright medium yellow green,
bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, Qt.; (a applied collared mouth with flat band
chip at the edge of the base, near the - smooth base, Pt, very near mint; (a
side of the flask, approximately 3/8” x couple of tiny areas of pin-prick rough-
1/4”; a tiny, 1/8” shallow open bubble, ness, one on the edge of the lip and
otherwise bright, clean and sparkling). one on the applied ring, otherwise attic
GX-18. A rich, beautiful, vibrant, color, mint). GXI-50. An unlisted, rare color
nice character, strong impression. The for this mold. A great example in clarity,
flask displays as virtually attic mint. color and condition

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

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Lot 33 Lot 37

“Union” / Clasped Hands / “Wm Important Presentation Flask, possi-
Frank & Sons / Pitts” - Cannon bly New Bremen Glass Manufactory, John
Historical Flask, Frankstown Glass Frederick Amelung, 1784 - 1795. Color-
Works, Pittsburgh, PA, 1870 - 1876. less, freeblown, ovoid form with engraved
Cornflower blue, applied collared script initials “M T” (within wreath) - floral
mouth with flat band - smooth base, sprays (on both sides of flask) - engraved
Pt, very near mint; (a somewhat weak glassmaker tools including blowpipe, pon-
impression as is not uncommon on til rod, shears and pucellas or lipping tools
this mold). GXII-39. A very attractive above two birds and a quiver with arrows
and rare color. Also, quite an historical (on reverse), sheared mouth - pontil scar,
mold with “Union” and Clasped Hands, ht. 7”; (faint interior haze in shoulder, light
the motif of the flag and cannon as exterior wear). See FA, pgs. 68 & 116.
well as the name of the glassmaker.
Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,500
Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400
Lot 38
Lot 34
Early Stiegel-Type Presentation
Hunter - Fisherman Pictorial Flask, possibly America, c. 1764. Deep
Calabash, America, probably Whitney amethyst with white enameled letter-
Glass Works, 1857 - 1865. Golden am- ing in old German, translated, “If Your
ber, applied sloping collared mouth - Heart Grows True Forget me nots Will
iron pontil scar, Qt.; (a very faint, 2 1/2” Grow Out of It, 1764” - (Detailed motif
x 1/2” patch of haze near the shoulder, of Forget-me-not flowers), ovoid form,
possibly where a label once was; a 1/8” blown in the German half-post method,
flake on the underside of the collar, a sheared mouth - pontil scar, ht. 5 5/8”;
few in-manufacture crazing lines in the (some overall fine exterior usage wear,
lip, a couple small areas of extremely but otherwise perfect). An extremely
faint interior residue). GXIII-4. Most rare, important early flask at 250 years
of the noted flaws are quite minor, the of age!
flask displays near mint.
Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,500
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100
Lot 39
Lot 35
Diminutive Pitkin Type Flask, pat-
“Flora Temple” / Standing tern molded with 36 ribs swirled to the
Horse / “Harness Trot 2.19 3/4 right, an early New England glasshouse,
/ Oct.15.1859”, America, probably 1785 - 1820. Delicate light yellowish
Whitney Glass Works, 1860 - 1865. olive, flattened ovoid form, sheared
Yellowish apricot amber, applied ear- mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 7/8”,
shaped handle on the right, crimped near attic mint; (very slight touch of faint
and curled at lower attachment, high point wear at the on the side, near
applied sloping collar with bevel - the base, otherwise perfect). A pretty
smooth base, Qt, very near mint; (just example, nice light color, and in a scarce,
the slightest touch of very minor high smaller size than typically encountered.
point, otherwise virtually attic mint). A little sweetheart of a flask.
GXIII-19. An very nice color that
passes plenty of light. Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Lot 40

Lot 36 Pitkin-Type Flask, pattern molded
with 36 vertical ribs over 36 ribs swirled
Early Decorative Ribbed Flask, to the left, Midwest or Mid-Atlantic
possibly Kensington Glass Works, region, 1790 - 1820. Rich medium to
Kensington, PA, 1820 - 1838. Medium deep tobacco amber through the mid-
to deep forest green, oval with 16 verti- body shading to black amber through
cal ribs front and back, heavy medial the shoulder and neck area, flattened
rib, sheared mouth - blowpipe pontil circular or “clock-face” form, sheared
scar, 1/2 Pt; (some light to moderate mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 7/8”,
high point wear, several shallow open near mint; (a little fine exterior wear, a
surface bubbles, and a touch of interior light ring of interior residue below the
residue). MW, plate 123, #9. A scarce shoulder that would almost certainly
mold in an extremely rare, possibly soak out). A classic early Pitkin.
unique color.
Est.: $500 - $700 • Min. bid: $300
Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $600

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Lot 41 Lot 45

Pattern Molded Pocket Flask, Poison Type Flask, Germany or pos-
10 diamond over flutes, probably sibly America, 1830 - 1860. Medium to
Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, deep sapphire blue, flattened horseshoe
Ohio, 1815 - 1830. Aquamarine, flat- form, 2-piece mold with an overall
tened chestnut form, sheared mouth hobnail pattern and corrugated sides,
- pontil scarred base, ht. 4 3/4”, near sheared mouth - pontil scar, Pt, ht. 6
mint; (some typical, very light exterior 5/8”; (a little light exterior wear, primarily
wear and a slightly “soft” impres- on the shoulder and neck; the flask may
sion). Similar to MW, plate 97, #4. A have been lightly cleaned but otherwise
scarce flask and certainly, one of the presents itself as near mint other than
“classics” of the Midwestern pattern the above mentioned light wear). KU-
molded bottles. 27. A rare size and in one of the most
desirable colors for this mold.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $600
Lot 42
Lot 46
Pattern Molded Pocket Flask,
18 ribs swirled to the right, Midwest Poison Type Flask, Germany or pos-
America, possibly an early Pittsburgh sibly America, 1830 - 1860. Medium am-
district glasshouse, 1820 - 1835. ethyst, flattened horseshoe form, 2-piece
Greenish aquamarine, flattened mold with an overall hobnail pattern and
chestnut form, sheared mouth - pontil corrugated sides, sheared mouth - pontil
scar, ht. 5 1/8”; (just a touch of very scar, 1/2 pint, near mint; (a fine, 1/8” area
light exterior wear, otherwise perfect!) of very minor lip edge roughness, oth-
A clean, crisp, bright example with a erwise perfect). KU-27. An absolutely
better than average impression, having gorgeous flask and an extremely rare,
nice form and symmetry. true amethyst color for this mold. From
a pioneer collection that was assembled
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100 back in the 1930s and 40s.

Lot 43 Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $600

Pattern Molded Pocket Flask, 20 Lot 47
fine ribs swirled to the right, prob-
ably Continental, possibly Norway, Poison Type Flask, Germany or
1810 - 1830. Medium to deep violet possibly America, 1830 - 1860. Deep
blue, plump spherical body, tooled and ice blue, almost a light turquoise blue,
outward flared mouth - glass tipped flattened horseshoe form, 2-piece mold
pontil scar, ht. 4 1/4”, near mint; (some with an overall hobnail pattern and
scattered light, age-appropriate, high corrugated sides, sheared and inward
point wear). A good early flask in a rolled mouth - pontil scar, 1/2 pint,
beautiful, vivid color. perfect. KU-27. Another very scarce,
beautiful color. This flask is also from
Est.: $250 - $350 • Min. bid: $150 the same pioneer collection mentioned
Lot 44
Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250
Pattern Molded Pocket Flask, 16
ribs swirled to the left, probably Eng- Lot 48
land, 1820 - 1840. Rich, deep emerald
green, flattened ovoid body, sheared Poison Type Flask, Germany or
and tooled mouth - pontil scarred possibly America, 1830 - 1860. Pale
base, ht. 5 3/4”, very near mint; (just straw yellow or Vaseline tone, flattened
a touch of very minor exterior wear, horseshoe form, 2-piece mold with an
otherwise attic mint). A gorgeous color overall hobnail pattern and corrugated
and a scarce size for this flask being sides, sheared and inward rolled mouth
from one to two inches shorter than - pontil scar, 1/2 pint, perfect. KU-27.
normally encountered. A delicate color, difficult to obtain. From
the same pioneer collection mentioned
Est.: $275 - $375 • Min. bid: $175 above.

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

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Lot 49 Lot 53

Blown Three Mold Decanter, New Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New
England, probably Keene Marlboro England, 1785 - 1820. Clear, delicate,
Street Glassworks, 1820 - 1830. Me- light olive, chestnut form, applied ring
dium yellowish green, square, geomet- type collared mouth - blowpipe pontil
ric pattern with diamond quilting and scarred base, ht. 5”, near mint; (an open
fluted shoulders, an extended neck bubble on the interior of the neck and
with applied sloping double collared just the slightest touch of typical light
mouth - pontil scar, Qt., ht. 10 5/8”, exterior wear, otherwise perfect). A
perfect. GII-28. See McK, plate 102, delicate little chestnut flask in a slightly
#2. McKearin notes on p.204, that a different shade of green, pretty and full of
large percentage of these decanters tiny bubbles.
were found in the NH / Vermont area.
A rare, exceptional decanter. Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,500 Lot 54

Lot 50 Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New
England, 1785 - 1820. Beautiful straw
Blown Three Mold Decanter, Bos- yellow with a slight olive tone, plump
ton and Sandwich Glassworks, Sand- chestnut form, applied ring type collared
wich, Massachusetts, 1825 - 1840. mouth - delicate blowpipe pontil scar,
Medium sapphire blue, semi-barrel ht. 6 1/4”, virtually attic mint; (a couple
form with shell and rib pattern, tooled of very faint scratches and expected
wide flared mouth with correct blown minor exterior wear, otherwise perfect!).
and ribbed stopper - glass tipped A beautiful color, delicate example with
pontil scar, Qt, ht. 11 1/8” (including a nice little streak of bubbles through the
stopper), perfect. GV-8. Provenance: center of the flask.
Ex. Frank E. Jedlicka collection. MW,
plate 116, #2; BK #1334. A rare- Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
colored three mold decanter, one that
does not come available often. Lot 55

Est.: $2,000 - $4,000 • Min. bid: $1,200 Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New
England, 1785 - 1820. Light yellowish
Lot 51 olive, chestnut form, crudely applied
ring type collared mouth - blowpipe
Blown Three Mold Decanter, New pontil scar, ht. 5 1/2”, near attic mint;
England, probably Keene Marlboro (just the slightest touch of faint exterior
Street Glassworks, Keene, NH, 1820 wear, otherwise pristine). A beautiful
– 1830. Medium yellowish green, example, nice olive tone, with plenty
geometric pattern with a bulbous of streaks and threads of glass swirled
barrel form colloquially referred to as throughout.
a pineapple, applied sloping collared
mouth with lower bevel – pontil scar, Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
ht. 8 3/8”, near mint; (some expected
light exterior high point wear, otherwise Lot 56
perfect). GII-43. See McK, plate 127,
#1. Listed as extremely rare, great Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New
color, excellent condition. England, 1785 - 1820. Light to medium
yellowish olive, chestnut form, crude
Est.: $3,000 - $5,000 • Min. bid: $2,000 applied gloppy string lip - blowpipe
pontil scarred base, ht. 7”, very near
Lot 52 mint; (a very light ring of interior residue
that would almost certainly wash out,
Blown Three Mold Decanter, Keene otherwise virtually attic mint). Outstand-
Marlboro Street Glass Works, 1820 – ing character, filled with impurities and
1840. Yellowish olive amber though swirls throughout. If you appreciate
the mid-body shading to a deeper olive crude glass and character, you will love
amber through the neck and base, geo- this flask!
metric sunburst and diamond pattern,
tooled and flared mouth – pontil scar, Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
Pt., about mint; (just the slightest touch
of typical high point wear, otherwise
perfect!) GIII-16. Ex. Bob Mebane
collection. A very nice example of this
classics three-mold decanter.

Est.: $600 - $800 • Min. bid: $400

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Lot 57 Lot 61

Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New Early Freeblown Globular Bottle,
England, 1785 - 1820. Golden honey America, possibly Western PA, 1790
amber, chestnut form, applied wide - 1820. Clear light to medium green,
string type collared mouth - blowpipe globular form with slightly flattened
pontil scar, ht. 8”; (a tiny potstone on sides, crudely applied heavy string rim
the surface of the glass near the base - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 11 3/8”, near
of the neck shows a little iridescence mint; (a very minor 1/8” flake on top of
along with a tiny 1/8” line; some light lip; some typical light exterior usage
exterior wear and a little scattered faint wear, a little residue near the base that
interior residue - most of which would would almost certainly wash out). A
likely wash out). The condition issues rare globular bottle, good color, nice
are all relatively minor. A scarce color size, excellent condition. A recent dis-
for a chestnut bottle. covery from a house sale in NE Ohio.

Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100 Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $300

Lot 58 Lot 62

Freeblown Chestnut Flask, New Early Freeblown Bowl, Midwest,
England, 1785 - 1820. Yellowish with possibly Zanesville, 1815 - 1830. Bright
an olive-amber tone, plump chestnut golden amber, cylindrical with flar-
form, applied crude ring type col- ing sides and outward folded solid rim
lared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2”, rim
8 1/8”; (some fine scratches on the dia. 8”, base dia. 4”; (some overall fine
sides, approximately an inch above the scratches and usage wear; two pea-
base at the wide point of the body, and size open bubbles on the interior with
some expected light exterior wear as is evidence of heavy wear at the center of
typical, but no other form of damage). the interior). Similar to McK, plate 82,
Other than the fine scratches near the #2. Rick Ciralli collection. A great bowl,
base, the bottles displays as near mint the color is almost identical to the classic
and, as noted, is in a nice larger size. Zanesville pattern molded swirl bottles.

Est.: $300 - $450 • Min. bid: $200 Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $500

Lot 59 Lot 63

Large Freeblown Chestnut Flask, Early Freeblown Bowl, probably
New England, 1785 - 1820. Olive with Midwest America, 1820 - 1840. Brilliant
a slight yellowish tone shading to a honey amber with a slight olive tone,
deep olive green through the neck cylindrical with gradually flaring sides
area, large plump chestnut form, ap- and outward folded solid rim - delicate
plied ring type collared mouth - blow- blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 2 3/4”, rim dia.
pipe pontil scarred base, ht. 10”, near 8 1/4”, base dia. 5”, perfect. Beautiful
mint; (a couple of scratches or light color and nice character with plenty of
scuff marks on the side of the bottle tiny seed bubbles. Discovered in an
near the shoulder and a little typical early New Hampshire estate.
faint exterior wear, otherwise perfect).
A great example, nice form, scarce and Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
desirable larger size!
Lot 64
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
Early Freeblown Bowl, probably
Lot 60 Midwest America, 1820 - 1840. Brilliant
honey yellow, non-lead glass, cylindrical
Freeblown Chestnut Flask, prob- with gradually flaring sides and outward
ably America, possibly Mid-Atlantic folded tooled hollow rim - blowpipe
region, 1770 - 1810. Bright medium pontil scar, ht. 2 3/8”, rim dia. 7 1/4”,
yellow green, large flattened chestnut base dia. 4 1/4”, near mint; (some
form, sheared mouth, crudely applied expected light usage wear, otherwise
string lip with a trailing thread of glass perfect). Rick Ciralli collection; Ex.
wrapping around the neck - blowpipe Mike George collection. Exceptional,
pontil scarred base, ht. 9 3/4”, near eye appealing color, one of the most
mint; (a few faint scratches and typical attractive examples and a standout in
light exterior wear, otherwise perfect). any collection.
Beautiful rare color in an unusual size
with some faint paddle marks visible Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $700
on the flattened sides.

Est.: $700 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $400

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Lot 65 Lot 69

Early Freeblown Bowl, New Early Freeblown Bowl, probably
England, probably Connecticut, 1790 - Midwest America, possibly a western
1830. Medium olive green, cylindrical Pennsylvania or West Virginia glass-
with nearly straight sides flaring slightly house, 1830 - 1850. Light green,
to an outward tooled hollow rim - solid cylindrical with nearly straight sides,
glass tipped pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2”, rim broad outward folded rim - pontiled
dia. 6”, near mint; (a little faint exterior scarred base, ht. 2 1/2”, rim dia. 5 1/2”,
“bloom”). Rick Ciralli collection; Ex. base dia. 3 7/8”, perfect. An unusual,
Mike George, Jeff Noordsy collections. smaller size for this form. And, in a nice
A classic, early New England bowl. depth of color, with good character and
Note; the underside of the rim has the condition.
fine crazing sometimes referred to as
“Alligator” effect. Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $1,200 - $1,800 • Min. bid: $800 Lot 70

Lot 66 Early Freeblown Milkbowl, probably
New England or Eastern US, 1810 -
Early Freeblown Bowl, probably 1840. Yellowish olive amber, deep cylin-
a Western NY glasshouse, possibly drical bowl with nearly straight sides flar-
Lockport Glass Works, 1835 - 1850. ing slightly to a solid outward rolled rim
Lockport blue green, cylindrical with - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 7/8”, rim dia.
gradually flaring sides and outward 7 1/4, base dia. 4 1/2”, near mint; (some
folded tooled hollow rim - blowpipe typical light usage wear). Rick Ciralli
pontil scar, ht. 2 1/4”, rim dia. 6”, base collection. Although a specific attribution
dia. 3 3/8”, near mint; (some scat- on this piece is challenging, regardless of
tered light usage wear). Rick Ciralli the glasshouse from which it was blown,
collection; Ex. Stew Putney collection. it remains a beautiful example with great
Exceptional color and a beautiful, form and color.
outstanding little bowl with a good
“earthy” feel. Est.: $700 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $400

Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $400 Lot 71

Lot 67 Early Freeblown Milkbowl,
America, 1810 - 1830. Colorless, deep
Early Freeblown Bowl or Pan, cylindrical bowl with nearly straight
America, possibly a New York State sides, solid outward rolled rim - blow-
glasshouse, 1820 - 1840. Aquamarine, pipe pontil scar, ht. 5 1/4”, rim dia. 5
cylindrical with wide flaring sides and 3/4”, base dia. 3 3/4”, near mint; (some
inward folded solid rim - blowpipe scattered light usage wear, otherwise
pontil scar, ht. 1 1/4”, rim dia. 4 1/4”, perfect). Provenance: Rick Ciralli col-
base dia. 1 3/4”, perfect. Provenance: lection; Ex. Anthony Lennon collection.
Rick Ciralli collection. A great little pan A good early piece, much more scarce
with a good form, blown from a high in clear vs. its aqua counterparts, and in
quality metal. a great form.

Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $120 Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 68 Lot 72

Early Freeblown Bowl, America, Freeblown Threaded Creamer with
possibly Western Pennsylvania or period Ball Cover, America, probably
Ohio, 1820 - 1840. Greenish aquama- a South Boston glasshouse, 1820 - 1840.
rine, cylindrical with gradually flaring Colorless, lead glass, tapered “bucket”
sides and outward folded solid rim form, wide flared neck with profuse
- blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 1 7/8”, rim threading, applied and unusual triple-
dia. 4 1/4”, base dia. 2 1/4”, perfect. reeded handle - pontil-scarred base, ht.
Provenance: Rick Ciralli collection; Ex. 4 1/4”, very near mint; (a 3/8” flake on
Stew Putney collection. A beautiful, the applied threading, otherwise perfect!).
diminutive little bowl with great form, Period ball cover probably not original to
nice bubbly glass, and outstanding the creamer, but correct and perfect.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150
Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $120

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Lot 73 Lot 77

“GK / Druggists / 296 Nth Freeblown Hat Whimsey,
2nd St / Phila” Large Hat America, 1845 - 1860. Aquama-
Whimsey, America, 1850 - rine, blown in a small 12-sided
1860. Formed from a large, medicine or druggist bottle
gallon-size aqua druggist mold, tooled and expanded
bottle, fashioned into a large to form a short broad hat with
hat with a wide, outward folded wide, slightly upturned sides,
brim (to include the above em- tooled rim - blowpipe pontil
bossing), blowpipe pontil scar, scarred base, ht. 7/8”, rim dia. 2
ht. 3 3/4”, rim dia. 8” (at widest 1/2”, perfect. Another great hat
point), perfect. An extremely large and rare size for a hat whimsey. An whimsey from a bottle mold and a scarce form in this shorter top-hat style.
exceptional and unique whimsey From an early David Arman Auction.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $500

Lot 74 Lot 78

“E. Waters / Troy N Y” Fig- Freeblown Open Salt Whimsey,
ural Hat Whimsey, America, America, 1840 - 1860. Aquamarine,
1845 - 1860. Aquae, patterned blown in a small 18-sided medicine or
in a small “E. Waters” ink bottle utility bottle mold, sheared and tooled rim
mold with fluted shoulders and with a thin outward rolled lip - blowpipe
further tooled to form a figural pontil scar, ht. 1 5/8”, very near mint;
hat with wide brim with up- (an interior bubble is missing a portion
turned sides, tooled rim - blow- of its cover glass, otherwise perfect).
pipe pontil scarred base, ht. 1 Salts blown from a bottle glass mold are
1/4”, rim dia. 2 3/4”, perfect. quite unusual. An interesting and rare
See Mck, plate 242, #18 & 20 for similar examples. Extremely rare and whimsey.
probably unique, an outstanding example of a “bottle hat whimsey”.
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
Est.: $1,200 - $2,400 • Min. bid: $800

Lot 75 Lot 79

Freeblown Hat Whimsey, Rare, Freeblown Handled Childs
America, 1850 - 1865. Aqua, Mug Whimsey, America, 1840 -
blown in a small 12-sided med- 1860. Deep aquamarine, blown in a
icine or druggist bottle mold small 12-sided medicine or utility bottle
and further tooled to form a mold, tooled and sheared rim, applied
tall figural hat with a wide brim solid ear-shaped handle with beauti-
and upturned sides - blowpipe fully crimped and curled lower handle
pontil scarred base, ht. 1 5/8”, attachment - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
rim dia. 3 1/8”, very near mint; 1 7/8”, perfect. Ex. John Gotchem
(a small, pinhead flake on the collection, Ex. Gary Stradling. An
edge of downturned rim, otherwise perfect). Hat whimsies can vary important and exceptional piece, blown
greatly in form and style, but are quite scarce with paneled sides. by a skilled gaffer, diminutive in size, an
outstanding item!
Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 76
Lot 80
Freeblown Hat Whim-
sey, America, 1850 - 1865. “E R Durkee / & Co / New York”
Aquamarine, blown in an (on base), Rare Flip Glass Whimsey,
small bottle mold for form and America, 1865 - 1875. Medium blue
further tooled and expanded green, cylindrical with eight wide rings,
with a wide brim and upturned sheared, tooled and expanded body
sides, tooled rim - blowpipe fashioned into a drinking glass - blow-
pontil scarred base, ht. 1 1/8”, pipe pontil scarred base, ht. 4 3/8”;
rim dia. 3”, perfect! This one (some light expected usage wear, other-
was blown from high quality of wise perfect). Blown from the standard,
metal and although simple in form, very nicely executed. base-embossed, ringed peppersauce
bottle. See Glasshouse Whimsies,
Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100 Blake, p. 126. Probably unique.

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

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((NOTE: canes are not shown to scale) Lot 85

Lot of (2) Turtle Whim-
sies, America, probably South

Jersey, 1890 - 1920s. Bright

Lot 81 yellow green and blood red, fig-

Freeblown ural turtles with drawn, crimped
Glass Cane
Whimsey, Amer- feet, tooled heads, domed shell
ica,, 1880 - 1920.
Colorless with with crude, pebbly texture, 5
bands of yellow,
blood-red, pink, and 7/8” and 6” respectively, both
blue swirled through-
out, hollow shaft with 81 82 83 84 near mint; (some light high point
bulbous-type handle,
sheared open tip, wear on shell of red example).
length 65 3/4”, perfect!
This example, and the Turtle whimsies were a popular product of numerous glasshouses, particularly
next three were a recent
find from Maryland. in the South Jersey area. Beautiful colors, the red example is particularly nice.

Est.: $150 - $300 Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120
Min. bid: $100
Lot 86
Lot 82
Lot of (3) Early Freeblown
Freeblown Glass Cane Window Rondels, Continental,
Whimsey, America, possibly possibly Germany, 1780 - 1820.
South Jersey, 1880 - 1920. Light to medium sapphire blue,
Colorless with “candy-cane” very pale light green, yellowish
stripes of blue, blood-red, honey amber, all are cylindrical
and yellow swirled throughout, with tooled, folded rims, pontil
interior of hollow shaft coated scars, dia. 3 1/8”, 2 7/8”, and 3
with white powder, bulbous -type 1/8” respectively, all are perfect.
handle, sheared open tip, length Earlier examples, such as these,
60 1/8”, perfect. Scarce with the often have the folded rims and are pontiled. Thin, delicate, and beautiful.
coated white powder interior, which
helps to enhance the bands of color. Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80

Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100 Lot 87

Lot 83 “Hayward’s / Hand / Fire / Gre-
nade - Patented / Aug / 8 / 1871 - S
Freeblown Glass Cane Whimsey, F Hayward / 407 / Broadway / NY”,
America, 1880 - 1920. Colorless with America, 1875 - 1895. Beautiful straw
bands of opaque white, yellow, blood- yellow in the body shading to a light
red, and deep blue swirled throughout, golden yellow through the neck, bul-
hollow shaft with a large bulbous-type bous form with four indented diamond-
handle, sheared open tip, length 63 1/2”, shaped panels, applied mouth with ring
near mint; (a 1/8” chip at edge of sheared - “2” (on smooth base), ht. 6”, perfect.
tip that may have occurred during manufac- A beautiful example, lighter in color than
most, bright and attractive.
ture). Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 84 Lot 88

Freeblown Glass Cane Whimsey, America, “Hayward Hand Grenade Fire Ex-
1880 - 1920. Pale aqua with applied threads of tinguisher / New York” (with original
red, pinkish-puce, and white milkglass swirled contents, seal and neck foil), America,
throughout, hollow shaft with a bulbous-type 1875 - 1895. Cobalt, bulbous with a
handle, sheared open tip, length 39 5/8”, near diamond design around the shoulders
mint; (a shallow, 1/8” open surface bubble on the above heavy “V” shaped vertical rib-
bulbous handle, otherwise perfect). A little differ- bing, tooled ring type collar - “Design
ent with the fine applied threading. Patd” (on smooth base), ht. 5 3/4”, per-
fect. Scarce and particularly nice with
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100 the original contents, seal and neck foil.

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 17

Lot 89 Lot 93

Target Ball, Germany, 1880 - 1900. “Harrison’s / Columbian / Ink”,
Bright yellowish lime green, quilted America, 1845 - 1855. Vivid medium to
pattern formed by horizontal rows of deep cobalt blue, cylindrical, sheared
14 diamonds, 2 5/8” diameter, extend- and inward rolled mouth - blowpipe
ed neck with roughly sheared mouth, pontil scar, ht. 2”, perfect. C #194. A
perfect. Nicknamed the “Gablonz” scarce, deep, vibrant color, beautiful
ball, and one of the brightest colors and nicely whittled! A top example for
found in a target ball. This example is this mold.
particularly nice being well blown with
an especially strong mold impression. Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

Est.: $225 - $350 • Min. bid: $150 Lot 94

Lot 90 “Harrison’s / Columbian / Ink”,
America, 1845 - 1855. Delicate, light
Lot of (2) Victorian Era Christ- to medium sapphire blue, cylindrical,
mas Lights, America and Australia, sheared and inward rolled mouth - blow-
1890 - 1905. “Chicago Lamp Candle pipe pontil scar, ht. 2”, perfect. C #194.
Co.”, light yellowish honey, figural A gorgeous example that is lighter than
lantern form with hobnail pattern; 2nd most, bright, clean, whittled and with
example; figural pineapple, greenish exceptional clarity! Note; this one stands
aquamarine, pineapple pattern, both out at the other end of the spectrum from
with ground mouths - smooth bases, the previous lot, being just as scarce, but
ht. 4 1/8” and 4”; (the Chicago lamp as a result of the delicate light coloration,
is perfect; the pineapple has a little seldom encountered.
spotty light exterior haze and some
scattered light interior residue). The Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400
“pineapple” is relatively scarce.
Lot 95
Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $50
“Harrison’s / Columbian / Ink”
Lot 91 Master Ink Bottle, America, 1845 - 1855.
Medium to deep cobalt blue, cylindri-
Patterned Scent Bottle, probably cal, applied wide flanged mouth - large,
England or Continental, possibly Amer- jagged, blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 1/2”,
ica, 1820 - 1840. Medium cobalt blue, perfect. C #195. Provenance: Ex. John
ovoid body blown in a early 2-piece April collection. Scarce size, heavily
mold with 8 heavy ribs swirled to the whittled, and in an outstanding, deep
right, tooled, sheared and slightly rich color! Certainly one of deeper,
inward rolled mouth - pontil scarred more vivid examples that we have seen
base, ht. 2 7/8”, near mint; (a touch of in this mold.
fine high point wear and a little interior
residue that would almost certainly Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $700
wash out). A most unusual little scent
bottle, both in rib count and being Lot 96
blown in a full-size, two-piece mold.
“Hoover / Phil.a” Master Ink
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60 Bottle, America, 1840 - 1855. light
to medium sapphire blue, cylindrical,
Lot 92 tooled thin flanged mouth - blowpipe
pontil scar, ht. 4 3/8”, virtually pristine
“Marbled” Sandwich-Type Scent perfect; (a small, tissue-paper thin open
Bottle, probably Boston and Sandwich surface bubble on the inside edge of
Glass Works, 1855 - 1870. Translu- the mouth, otherwise “out of the mold”
cent blue with a slight lavender tone crisp and perfect). It is amazing that the
and streaks of opaque white milkglass paper-thin flanged lip has survived. Bril-
swirled through the body, rectangular liant, sparkling, whittled, and in the best
corseted body with beveled corners, color! Hard to imagine a nicer example.
threaded, ground mouth with period
metal screw cap - smooth base, ht. 2 Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $700
5/8”; (some exterior wear, mainly at the
high points, a little interior residue or
dirt). A scarce scent. See BK #5189.

Est.: $125 - $225 • Min. bid: $80

PAGE 18 American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013

Lot 97 Lot 101

Label Only, “Brickett & Thayer” Umbrella Ink, America, possibly a
Master Ink Bottle, New England, Stoddard glasshouse, 1842 - 1860.
probably an early Stoddard product, Honey amber with an olive tone, shad-
1845 - 1855. Yellowish olive amber, ing to almost yellow near the base,
cylindrical, applied sloping collared 8-sided umbrella form, sheared mouth -
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 blowpipe pontil scar, 2 1/4” ht. x 2 1/4”
3/4”, near mint; (a couple of tiny, pin- wide; (two minor pinhead flakes on the
head flakes at the edge of the mouth, edge of the mouth, otherwise virtually
otherwise perfect). Original, 98% attic mint). Similar to C #145. Note;
complete label reads in part: Jet Black there is also a “bird-swing” thread of
INK Prepared By / Brickett & Thayer glass stretching from one of the sides
/ (motif of eagle perched on shield) / to the base. Beautiful color, nice clarity,
New Ipswich, N.H. A rare label. and excellent character.

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $120 Est.: $225 - $450 • Min. bid: $140

Lot 98 Lot 102

“Farley’s / Ink” Master Ink Bottle, Rare Cone Ink Bottle, America, 1840
an early Stoddard glasshouse, Stod- - 1860. Rich, medium sapphire blue,
dard, NH, 1842 - 1860. Yellowish olive early conical form, sheared, tooled and
amber, octagonal, thin tooled flanged inward rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil
lip - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 2 7/8”, scar, ht. 2 1/2”, perfect! Similar to C #23.
perfect! C #527. Ex. Mike George A gorgeous ink bottle, great and rare
collection. Note; a very rare size for color, nice clarity, beautifully whittled.
this bottle, probably ten-to-one, more Certainly one of the nicest cone inks to
scarce than its larger 3 1/2” brethren. be offered at auction.
Rare and perfect, a choice New Eng-
land master ink bottle. Est.: $1,200 - $1,800 • Min. bid: $800

Est.: $2,000 - $4,000 • Min. bid: $1,500

Lot 99 Lot 103

“Farley’s / Ink” Master Ink Freeblown Inkwell, generally attrib-
Bottle, an early Stoddard glasshouse, uted to Western New York State, pos-
Stoddard, NH, 1842 - 1860. Yellow- sibly Redford Glass Works, Plattsburgh,
ish olive with a slight amber tone, NY, 1831 - 1851. Deep aquamarine,
octagonal, tooled, crude thin flared globular form with a heavy applied
mouth – blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 3 ¾”, circular foot, tooled mouth - blowpipe
perfect! (Note; a little in-manufacture pontil scar, ht. 2 1/2”, perfect. C #1045.
roughness on the neck where the glass A very early inkwell, sometimes referred
extruded at the mold seam). C#528. to as a “paperweight” ink, as it could
A scarce and desirable master ink. A serve this dual purpose. A scarce, at-
great example in color, character and tractive inkwell.
condition! Ex. Bob Mebane collection,
Ex. Mark Legare collection. Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200

Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $700 Lot 104

Lot 100 Lot of (2) Small Blown Inkwells,
probably Continental, 1820 - 1840.
“Geo Burrill”, a Stoddard, NH glass- Deep smoky copper puce (black in re-
house, 1850 - 1860. Deep, yellowish flected light), and aquamarine, both cy-
tobacco amber, cylindrical 3-pc. stub- lindrical, sheared wide mouth and tooled
by ale form, applied sloping collared thin flanged lip - pontil scarred bases,
mouth with bevel - large iron pontil ht. 1 3/8” and 1 7/8”; (aqua example has
scar, ht. 6 1/2”; (a hard to see, 1/4” a touch of residue and a tiny pinprick of
iridescent bruise on the inside edge of roughness at base, otherwise perfect;
the mouth, a minor 1/8” flake on the the black example appears dug, has a
underside of the beveled lip, otherwise shallow flake and a little roughness at
very near mint). A rare bottle that does base, some exterior wear and stain).
not appear to be dug. Crude, whittled,
great example! Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $40

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

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Lot 105 Lot 109

Lot of (2) Pontiled Utility or Cathedral Type Pickle Jar,
Master Ink Bottles, America, 1845 - America, possibly Bulltown or Crow-
1860. Shades of blue green, both are leytown, NJ, 1860 - 1875. Beautiful
cylindrical with applied sloping collared light to medium blue green, square
mouths - iron pontil and blowpipe with beveled corners, gothic arched
pontil scarred bases, ht. 7 1/4” and panels, applied ring type collared
8 3/4” respectively; (both examples mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 7/8”, ab-
have been professionally cleaned with solutely pristine perfect! Very similar to
a touch of scattered exterior wear MW, plate 73, #5. McKearn notes that
remaining). The shorter example has a fragments of similar design jars were
little more of a greenish tone, both are found at both of the above mentioned
nicely whittled. glassworks. A great example, crisp,
clean, and “out-of-the-mold”, mint.
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
Lot 106
Lot 110
Lot of (2) Early Utility Bottles,
America, 1840 - 1860. Medium to Freeblown Applied Handle
deep blue green and honey amber with Chestnut Flask, America, probably
a slight apricot tone, both cylindrical, Mid-Atlantic region, 1850 - 1860. Bril-
applied sloping collar and inward rolled liant, medium sapphire blue, flattened
mouths - both with blowpipe pontil chestnut form with an applied handle,
scarred bases, ht. 4 1/4” and 4 3/8” re- applied double collared mouth - blow-
spectively; (both may have been lightly pipe pontil scar, ht. 8 5/8”; (a crack
cleaned, the blue green example has under the lower handle attachment
minor wear and a small spot of interior extends approximately 3/8” above
residue; the honey example has some and below where the handle attaches
minor haze, primarily on the interior to the body). An especially brilliant
and a tiny 1/16” flake on the mouth). and stunning color. Dr. Daniel Bennett
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60
Est.: $275 - $450 • Min. bid: $180
Lot 107
Lot 111
Snuff Jar, America, 1840 - 1860.
Golden with a very slight apricot tone Applied Handle Chestnut Flask,
and some lighter swirls of honey color, America, 1850 - 1860. Medium to
2-pc. mold, square with beveled cor- deep yellowish olive with an amber
ners, sheared, outward flared mouth tone, flattened chestnut form body
- large jagged blowpipe pontil, ht. 3 blown in a 2-piece mold, applied solid
7/8”; (may have been lightly cleaned ear shaped handle, applied mouth with
but appears as near mint with just flat band - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 8”,
a little faint haze along one interior virtually attic mint; (just the slightest
beveled corner, also a touch of light touch of typical light exterior wear,
exterior wear; a 1/4” open bubble on otherwise pristine!). A rare color for a
base). Beautiful color and with swirls handled chestnut flask, this one is also
glass, bubbles, and whittling. beautifully whittled! Dr. Daniel Bennett
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150
Lot 108
Lot 112
Cloverleaf Pickle Jar, probably
New Granite Glass Works, Mill Village, Freeblown Applied Handle
Stoddard, New Hampshire, 1860 - Chestnut Flask, America, 1850 -
1871. Beautiful, rich golden amber, 1860. Light yellowish honey with a hint
octofoil form, applied ring type collared of olive, almost a “butterscotch” color,
mouth - smooth domed base, ht. 8 flattened chestnut form with an applied
1/8”; (a little light exterior high point solid ear handle curled at the lower ter-
wear and a narrow, 1/4”, open surface minal, applied collared mouth with flat
bubble on the neck, otherwise very band - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 7 3/4”,
near mint!) MW, plate 73, #2; also, On near mint; (a shallow 1/8” flake on top
the Trail of Stoddard Glass, Field, p.82. of the applied mouth and a little patchy
A classic, beautiful Stoddard Jar. faint interior haze, primarily near the
shoulder area). A gorgeous, scarce
Est.: $400 - $800 8 Min. bid: $250 color. Dr. Daniel Bennett collection.

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

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Lot 113 Lot 117

Lot of (2) Handled Chestnut Lot of (2) Handled Chestnut
Flasks, America, 1855 - 1865. Golden Flasks, Germany, or possibly America,
amber with a slight olive tone and yel- 1860 - 1880. Golden amber and me-
lowish golden amber, both flattened dium to deep amber, plump, squatty
chestnut form, applied handles and chestnut bodies, applied handles,
applied collared mouths with band - sheared mouths with applied banded
smooth and pontil scarred bases, ht. 7 collars - smooth bases with medium
3/4” and 8 1/4” respectively; (the olive kick-ups, ht. 6 1/2 and 6 3/4” respec-
example has a minor 1/8” flake at the tively; (both have a little light wear, the
edge of the mouth; the yellowish golden deeper amber example has a couple of
example has a hard-to-see stress line pinhead bits of roughness on edge of
or below the upper handle attachment). mouth). See VdB, plate 218; MW, plate
Dr. Daniel Bennett collection. 48, #1. Dr. Daniel Bennett collection.

Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $50 Est.: $125 - $250 • Min. bid: $80

Lot 114 Lot 118

Freeblown Applied Handle Applied Handle Spirits or Whiskey
Chestnut Flask, America, 1840 - Bottle, America, 1860 - 1870. Light
1855. Clear light to medium apricot, honey amber along the sides shading
elongated chestnut form with an ap- to a medium golden amber through the
plied solid ear handle, sheared mouth center, flattened ewer form body blown in
with an applied flat band - blowpipe a 2-piece mold, applied solid ear shaped
pontil scar, ht. 8 3/8”, near mint; (just a handle, tooled flared mouth with pour
slight touch of exterior wear and some spout - early smooth base, ht. 9 7/8”;
very faint interior haze or residue that (some moderate exterior wear and fine
may wash out). Some faint paddle scratches, most being concentrated on
marks visible on the sides. Outstand- one side of the bottle, some scattered
ing and rare color, having no trace of light interior residue that should easily
amber. Dr. Daniel Bennett collection. wash out). A scarce, attractive whiskey.

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250 Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 115 Lot 119

Pattern Molded Applied Handle Applied Handle Spirits or Whiskey
Chestnut Flask, 24 ribs swirled Bottle, America, 1860 - 1870. Clear
slightly to the right, America, 1840 - medium to deep apple green, flattened
1855. Medium to deep reddish golden ewer form body blown in a 2-piece mold,
amber, flattened chestnut form with an applied solid ear shaped handle, tooled
applied solid ear handle, applied col- flared mouth with pour spout - early
lared mouth with ring - blowpipe pontil smooth base, ht. 10”, near mint; (a thin,
scar, ht. 8 1/2”; (a 3/8” scratch near fine hairline fissure extends approx.
the shoulder and some light exterior 3/8” from the lower handle attachment,
wear). A scarce pattern molded whis- otherwise pristine). Scarce form, beautiful
key in a good rich color, and overall color, heavily whittled, very pretty. Dr.
excellent condition. Dr. Daniel Bennett Daniel Bennett collection.
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $200
Lot 120
Lot 116
Large, Applied Handle Chestnut
Freeblown Applied Handle Chest- Flask, probably America, 1780 - 1820.
nut Flask, America, 1850 - 1860. Deep greenish aqua, chestnut form, ap-
Deep raspberry puce, flattened circular plied solid handle, tooled and outward
chestnut form body with an applied solid rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
ear handle nicely tooled at the lower ter- 10”; (some scattered moderate exterior
minal, applied collared mouth with ring - wear and scratches, a light interior dull-
blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 8 1/8”; (a couple ness that may have been treated with
of tissue-thin open surface bubbles and oil, a few open interior bubbles, but no
a touch of light exterior wear, otherwise other form of damage). An interesting,
perfect). Gorgeous color in natural day- rare and unique flask, and likely very
light. A great “window bottle”. early. Dr. Daniel Bennett collection.
Dr. Daniel Bennett collection.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 21

Lot 121 Lot 125

Whiskey Cylinder, America, 1855 “The / Old Mill / Whitlock & Co”
- 1865. Medium blue green, 3-piece (on applied seal) Whiskey Bottle,
mold, applied sloping collared mouth, America, 1850 - 1860. Medium amber,
iron pontil scar, ht. 10 1/2”, very near conical form with an applied handle
mint; (just a slight touch of light exteri- and rigaree, a large applied medallion-
or wear). A scarce color for a whiskey type seal and ribbon of glass around
cylinder, beautifully whittled, and even the shoulder, applied round double
more scarce with the iron pontiled collared mouth - pontil scarred base,
base! Dr. Daniel Bennett collection. ht. 8 3/8”, perfect. Similar to MW, plate
48, #10. One of the scarcer applied
Est.: $125 - $250 • Min. bid: $80 seal whiskeys and particularly nice with
the well-executed, perfect rigaree and
Lot 122 overall excellent condition.

Lot of (2) Whiskey Cylinders, Est.: $1,500 - $2,500 • Min. bid: $1,000
America, 1860 - 1875. Forest green and
emerald green, 3-piece molds, applied Lot 126
sloping collared mouths - smooth bas-
es, ht. 10 1/2” and 11 1/4”; (the forest “Chestnut Grove / Whiskey /
green example has some scattered light C.W.” (on applied seal), Handled
exterior wear, but otherwise excellent; Chestnut Flask, America, 1850 - 1860.
the emerald example has been profes- Medium amber, flattened chestnut form
sionally cleaned with some remaining with an applied handle, applied seal, and
ground wear, also coarse wear around applied collared mouth with flat band -
the edge of the base; a sand grain with blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 8 1/2”; (a couple
iridescence on the inside shoulder). Dr. of scattered light scratches, a small area
Daniel Bennett collection. of very minor lip edge roughness that you
can feel, but is difficult to see, a little light
Est.: $125 - $250 • Min. bid: $80 interior residue, most of which should
easily wash out). A good example with
Lot 123 strong, crisp embossing on the seal.

“Weeks & Gilson. So. Stoddard Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $140
N.H.” (on base) Whiskey Cyl-
inder, South Stoddard Glass Co., Lot 127
Stoddard, NH, 1860 - 1873. Yellow-
ish honey amber with an olive tone, “Chapin & Gore” / “Sour Mash /
cylindrical 3-piece mold, applied slop- 1867” (within shield) - “H Frank’s
ing collared mouth with ring - smooth Patd / Aug 1872” (on base), probably
base, Qt, ht. 11 1/4”, perfect. A rare Frankstown Glass Works, Pittsburgh,
base-embossed whiskey, wonderful PA, 1872 - 1876. Brilliant light honey
condition, beautifully whittled, and yellow, barrel form with eight wide hori-
in an attractive color. Note; an early zontal rings, applied collar with an inter-
collector label remains attached to the nal threaded neck and hard rubber type
side of the bottle near the base. threaded stopper - smooth base, ht. 8
3/4”, very near mint; (an 1/8” flake on
Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $700 one of the rings, otherwise virtually attic
mint). Absolutely outstanding color, as
Lot 124 yellow in this mold as we have seen!

Applied Handle Spirits Jug, Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100
America, 1860 - 1875. Rich, deep
golden with reddish and apricot tones, Lot 128
cylindrical, 2-piece mold, ovoid or urn
form tapering from the shoulders to “A.M. Bininger & Co. / 19 Broad
the base, applied solid ear-shaped St. / N. Y.” Figural Cannon Bar-
handle, large applied blob collared rel Whiskey, America, 1860 - 1875.
mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4”, very Bright, light golden or honey coloration
near mint; (just a little light exterior shading to almost yellow in the shoulder
wear, otherwise perfect). A beautiful area, figural cannon, sheared mouth -
example with extremely whittled glass. smooth base, ht. 12 3/8”, sparkling attic
mint. Beautiful light color, outstanding
Est.: $150 - $300 • Min. bid: $100 condition, a great example!

Est.: $1,200 - $1,800 • Min. bid: $700

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Lot 129 Lot 133

“W. B. Bordman / Old Bourbon.” Early Redware Flask, America,
Whiskey Bottle, America, 1860 - possibly New England, 1830 - 1850.
1870. Brilliant medium yellowish green Reddish brown glaze with a dark brown
with an olive tone, square tapered gin strip near the shoulder, flattened ovoid
form, applied round double collared body, tooled mouth, ht. 8 5/8”, excel-
mouth - early smooth base, ht. 9 1/4”, lent, near mint condition with a minor,
virtually attic mint; (just the slightest 1/8 pockmark and a tiny, 1/16” flake
touch of very light exterior wear, other- a edge of mouth). A wonderful, early
wise “out of the mold” pristine condi- ovoid redware flask, remarkable
tion). A rare bottle and a stunning condition.
piece having gorgeous color, being
heavily whittled, and exceptional con- Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
dition. A real eye catching example.

Est.: $1,200 - $1,800 • Min. bid: $700

Lot 130 Lot 134

“33rd National 1899 Encamp- Unembossed Pocket Flask,
ment / Phila. Pa.” Label Under America, 1865 - 1875. Medium to deep
Glass Flask, America, 1899. Clear, pinkish strawberry puce, oval, large ap-
canteen form, threaded mouth with plied round collared mouth with bevel
original closure. Colorful graphics, - smooth base, 1/2 pint; (professionally
“Grand Army Of The Republic / 1861 cleaned to original luster and near mint
* Veteran * 1866” (within star), wreath condition with just a little light exterior
and two American flags below an eagle wear remaining). A scarce, beautiful,
perched above two cannon barrels and color that changes depending on the
a third flag), “Fred C. Wagner / S.W. type of light and time of day. Also, nice
Cor.Broad and Sus- / quehanna Av., character with the large, almost over-
Phila.” (in lower left). “U.S.” debossed sized, applied collared mouth.
on reverse, perfect and rare!
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250

Lot 131 Lot 135

“Good Old Bourbon / In “3” / (image of two donkey heads)
A Hog’s” (line pointing / “Of A Kind” / (small round mirror)
to pigs rear-end), Figural Whiskey Flask, America, 1890 - 1905.
Whiskey Bottle, America, Colorless, BIM, rectangular flask form,
1880 - 1890. Deep golden threaded neck with ground mouth and
amber near the head shading original metal threaded cap - smooth
to a bright honey color near the base, 5 5/8”, 1/2 pint, very near mint; (a
rear, figural pig, tooled ring type very faint interior milkiness, otherwise
collared mouth - smooth base, perfect). The inference is, of course,
length 6 5/8”, perfect! Wonder- to look in the mirror and complete the
ful, “attic” condition, pretty color, a great example of this classic figural image of three jackasses! Interesting
whiskey, and one where the proprietor or distiller had a sense of humor. and probably quite rare, as this is the 1st
example that we have seen!
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $140
Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $50

Lot 132 Lot 136

Old Shoe with Toe Figural Lot of (3) Miniature Wine or Spir-
Bottle, America, 1885 - 1900. its Bottles, America, 1890 - 1900.
“Petts’ / Bald Eagle / Whiskey /
Black amethyst, figural lace- Boston / Mass.”, clear, cylindrical,

up shoe with exposed toe,

threaded and ground mouth tooled sloping collar - smooth base, ht.

with metal threaded closure - 4 1/2”, perfect. “R & W / N.Y.” and, “ND

“PAT APLD FOR” (on smooth Co” (monogram) / “Boston”, miniature

base), length 5 5/8”; (the shoe is “Champagne type” bottles. Both are

perfect, the original metal cap is teal coloration, tooled mouths with small

split on one side). These have ring type collars - smooth bases, ht. 4

long been considered whiskey nips. However, one has to wonder about the 1/2”; (both have just a little minor rough-

line of thinking of whiskey being poured from an old shoe? ness or small flake at edge of mouth,

Est.: $1P25ic- $t2u25r•eMdino. bnid:t$8h0is page: (from left to right) Lot 123, Lot 117, Lot 50, Lot otherwise perfect). 2$530, Lot 78.

174Est,.: $L75o-t$11275 3•,MLin.obitd:

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Lot 137 Lot 141

“S T / Drake’s / 1860 / Plantation “Drakes / Plantation / Bitters
/ X / Bitters - Patented / 1862”, - Patented / 1869”, America, 1869 -
America, 1862 - 1880. Light to medium 1875. Bright honey amber, cabin form
pink with a slight salmon tone, cabin with 5 logs above the label panel, ap-
form with 6 logs above the label panel, plied sloping collared mouth - smooth
applied collar - smooth base, ht. 9 base, ht. 9 7/8”; (a few scattered
3/4”, near mint; (a 1/8” surface bruise shallow open surface bubbles, approx.
on one of the side logs; a couple of 1/8” to 1/4”, and a little roughness and
tissue-thin open surface bubbles, a hard-to-see flake on the protruding log
touch of interior residue, and a very corners). R/H #D109. Scarce mold.
hard-to-see, iridescent bruise at corner This example does not appear to have
of base). R/H #D105. Exceedingly been cleaned like many of the others.
rare, light color, strong embossing. A clean, light, bright example.

Est.: $5,000 - $10,000 • Min. bid: $3,000 Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Lot 138 Lot 142

“S T / Drake’s / 1860 / Plantation “Old / Homestead / Wild Cherry
/ X / Bitters - Patented / 1862”, / Bitters. - Patent”, America, 1865
America, 1862 - 1880. Dense straw- - 1875. Medium to deep amber, cabin
berry puce, cabin form with 6 logs form, applied sloping collared mouth -
above the label panel, applied sloping smooth base, ht. 9 3/8”; (a 3/8” open sur-
collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 10”; face bubble on one of the corners; some
(a shallow flake and bit of roughness spotty minor interior residue that would
on one of the log corners, a weak likely wash out, a weakened impression
impression in the upper roof panel in the upper roof area, but no other form
as is fairly common, and a couple of of damage). R/H #O37. A rich, deeper
spots of interior residue in the shoulder color than most for this bottle.
area that would likely wash out).
R/H #D105. Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150

Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100

Lot 139 Lot 143

“S.T. / Drake’s / 1860 / Plantation “Lot of (10) Misc. Bitters related
/ X / Bitters - Patented / 1862”, Almanacs and Ephemera, America,
America, 1862 - 1875. Deep amber, 1876 - 1896. Colorful, graphic alma-
cabin form with 6 logs above the label nacs include, Rush’s Bitters, Vinegar
panel, applied sloping collared mouth Bitters, Hop Bitters and Burdock Blood
- smooth base (with three raised dots), Bitters; other ephemera includes Rush’s
ht. 9 7/8”, near attic mint; (just the Annual Guide to Health (1895), Foster
slightest touch of very minor exterior Milburn & Co. Egyptian Dream Book,
wear, otherwise pristine). R/H #D108. Burdock Blood Bitters Book of Pleasant
A deeper tone of amber than most, Pastimes, (1885), and Pocket Memoran-
almost an “old amber”, and, strongly dum Book (1890). All are generally fair
embossed. to excellent condition, most are scarce.
Great “go-withs” for the bitters collector.
Est.: $100 - $150 • Min. bid: $60
Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $40

Lot 140 Lot 144

“S.T. / Drake’s / 1860 / Planta- Lot of (4) Etched Bitters
tion / X / Bitters - Patented Dose Glasses, America,
/ 1862”, America, 1862 - 1875. 1890 - 1910. (1), “Devil Bitters
Light yellowish honey shading to a / Fred Kalina / 409 Water St.,
lighter honey-yellow along the edges, / Pittsburgh, Pa.”; (2) “Devil /
cabin form with 6 logs above the label Stomach Bitters / Fred Kalina, /
panel, applied sloping collared mouth Pittsburgh, Pa.”, (3) “Devil - Cert
- smooth base, ht. 10”, near mint; (a / The / Famous / Bitters / Fred
slight touch of high point wear along Kalina / Pittsburgh, Pa.” and, (4)
the roof edge and a slightly weakened “Devil Cert / Bitters / Fred Kalina,
impression, as is common for this / Pittsburgh, Pa”, all are colorless, hts. range 2” to 2 3/4”; (the first three are
mold). R/H #D105. Beautiful light color virtually perfect, the last glass is quite worn). See, R/H, p.189.
with plenty of yellow.
Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $40
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $180

Freeblown Bowls and

W ith their graceful yet utilitarian forms, early American blown Lot 62
glass bowls and chestnut bottles offer almost unlimited variations
of color and character within a few basic themes.

These useful vessels were blown at almost every early glasshouse, typically for
local use with most examples not travelling far from where they were made for
decades or longer.

While chestnut bottles and bowls tend to be limited to a few general shapes,
subtle differences in color, form, lip finish or pontil can yield clues as to what
region of the county they may have made. Attribution to a particular factory on
the other hand is hazardous as early glass blowers were notoriously nomadic
and their work may have been sold from several glasshouses. Furthermore,
the raw materials for making glass at any given factory often came from
various sources, with different results in the color and/or quality of the
glass produced—much to the delight, or the dismay, of the collector!

Lot 70 Lot 57

Lot 68

Lot 66

Chestnut Bottles

Lot 59

Lot 54 Lot 56

Lot 65

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Lot 145 Lot 149

“Morning” (Star) “Bitters / In- “Cherry / Cordial / Bitters” (em-
ceptum 5869 - Patented / 5869”, bossed diagonally), America, 1880 -
America, 1855 - 1865. Brilliant olive 1890. Medium golden amber shading
yellow, pyramid form, applied sloping to a lighter honey amber near the shoul-
collared mouth - iron pontil scar, ht. 11 ders, square with three indented panels,
7/8”, very near mint; (a tiny, less than tooled sloping collared mouth with ring
pinhead bit of roughness on the inside - smooth base, ht. 8 7/8”, perfect. R/H
edge of the mouth and a couple of #C137. Listed as “Extremely rare”, and
minor pinhead flakes at edge of base, we would have to agree with only one
otherwise attic mint!). R/H #M135. other example having been offered for
The color is absolutely stunning. This sale, more than 15 years ago. A great
one could arguably be the “Holy Grail” looking bottle and a great rarity.
of the Morning Star Bitters bottles.
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $400
Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,500
Lot 150
Lot 146
Figural President Taft (Big Bill)
“National / Bitters” - “Patent / Best Bitters Decanter, America, pos-
1867” (on base), America, 1867 - sibly Cumberland Glass Works, Bridge-
1875. Golden amber shading to a light ton, NJ, 1908 - 1912. Golden amber, in
honey yellow through the shoulder, fig- the form of a rotund man with top hat
ural ear of corn, applied short tapered and waistcoat, tooled square collared
collar with ring - smooth base, ht. 12 mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 3/4”, attic
1/2”, near mint; (some light haze in the mint; (a little residue in the base that
shoulder which, if it did not wash out, should easily wash out). Scarce. See
would easily clean with a day or two in R/H, p.97. The figure is believed to be
the tumbler). R/H #N8. Beautiful light that of William Howard Taft. See Bob
color with plenty of yellowish tone in Strickhart’s article in Antique Bottle &
the upper third of the bottle. Glass Collector. August, 2013.

Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200 Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $140

Lot 147 Lot 151

“The / Fish Bitters - W.H. Ware “Dr C. W. Robacks / Stomach Bit-
/ Patented 1866”, America, 1866 - ters / Cincinnati. O”, America, 1855
1875. Bright golden amber shading to - 1865. Brilliant, light honey yellow,
a light honey amber along the sides, about as pure of a yellow in this mold as
figural fish form, applied ring type we have seen, barrel form, applied slop-
collar - smooth base, ht. 11 5/8”, near ing collared mouth - iron pontil scar, ht.
mint; (a 1/8” flake on the underside of 10”; (some scattered light exterior wear
the applied collar and a touch of light and minor scratches, primarily around
high point wear at the base, otherwise the mid-body as is common on these
attic mint). R/H #F45. A great ex- barrels, otherwise, very near mint). R/H
ample, lighter in color than most, and #R73. Outstanding, great color. Beauti-
with exceptionally bold embossing and ful, crude glass, nicely whittled, and
no wear on the lettering. A good one! with pontil!

Est.: $250 - $400 • Min. bid: $150 Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 148 Lot 152

“Home Bitters Co. / St. Louis Mo. “Dr C. W. Roback’s / Stomach
- Prepared Black / Berry Brandy” Bitters / Cincinnati. O”, America,
(with label), America, 1865 - 1875. Me- 1865 - 1875. Medium golden amber,
dium to deep golden amber, cylindrical barrel form, applied sloping collared
with “ladies leg” neck, applied sloping mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/8”, near
collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 11 mint; (a couple of small, onionskin-thin
1/2”, attic mint; (some minor interior open bubbles, otherwise virtually attic
residue, most of which should easily mint). R/H #R74. A nice example with
wash out). R/H #H163.5. 80% original good strong embossing.
wrap-around label, the back being
faded and illegible, the front darkened, Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $14
but still legible depicting a girl in a
dress picking blackberries. Very rare

Est.: $400 - $800 • Min. bid: $250

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Lot 153 Lot 157

“Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters”, “Hall’s / Bitters - E.E. Hall New
America, 1860 - 1875. Light to Haven / Established 1842”, Amer-
medium yellowish olive, barrel form, ica, 1865 - 1875. Brilliant, light honey
applied square collar - smooth base, yellow, barrel form, applied square col-
ht. 9 1/4”; (a 1/8” area of lip edge lared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4”,
roughness on reverse and a couple of virtually pristine condition; (just a touch
minor, 1/4”, annealing lines that are of minor light exterior wear). R/H #H10.
almost certainly in-manufacture, below A bright, sparking, beautiful example,
the applied mouth on the inside of great light color - almost a pure yellow,
the neck that do not travel through the excellent condition!
thickness of the glass). R/H #G101.
Beautiful, rare color, whittled, and Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
lighter in shade than most.
Lot 158
Est.: $2,000 - $4,000 • Min. bid: $1,200
“Old Sachem / Bitters / And / Wig-
Lot 154 wam Tonic”, America, 1860 - 1870.
Bright, light golden amber, barrel form,
“Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters”, applied square collared mouth - smooth
America, 1860 - 1875. Light to me- base, ht. 9 1/2”, very near mint; (just a
dium peachy copper coloration, barrel tiny pinprick bit of roughness at the edge
form, applied square collared mouth of the square collared mouth, otherwise
- smooth base, ht. 9 1/8”; (some light pristine!). R/H #O46. A good clean
high point wear around the mid-body, bright example with some nice bubbles
a small pinhead flake and touch of very scattered throughout.
fine lip edge roughness, a little dried
interior residue and spotty faint haze, Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
some of which should wash out). R/H
#G101. What a color, and with a bit of Lot 159
cleaning, should be outstanding.
“Old Sachem / Bitters / And /
Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Wigwam Tonic”, America, 1860 -
1870. Medium to deep pinkish straw-
Lot 155 berry puce, barrel form, applied square
collared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9
“Greeley’s Bourbon / Bitters”, 1/4”; (a very minor pinprick bit of rough-
America, 1860 - 1875. Rich, medium ness on the edge of the square collar
copper with some warmer apricot and on one of the rings, a few light
tones, barrel form, applied square col- scratches near the center of the body).
lared mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4”; R/H #O46. A scarce, desirable color
(a touch of very fine lip edge rough- for an Old Sachem barrel; the noted
ness that you can feel, but is not easy condition issues are all fairly minor. Very
to see, otherwise very near mint). R/H beautiful, especially in natural daylight.
#G101. Beautiful color, lighter than
many, and with some bubbles, whit- Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $500
tling, and nice character to the glass.
Lot 160
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
“Phoenix / Bitters - Price $1 - Jno.
Lot 156 Moffat - New York”, America, 1840
- 1855. Beautiful yellowish olive amber,
“Greeley’s - Bourbon Whiskey / almost a yellowish tobacco coloration,
Bitters - Greeley’s”, America, 1860 rectangular with wide beveled corners,
- 1875. Medium to deep salmon puce, applied ring type collared mouth - sand
barrel form, applied square collared type pontil scar, ht. 5 1/2”, very near
mouth - smooth base, ht. 9 1/4”; (a mint; (a couple spots of light exterior
couple of areas, approximately 1/4” to wear). R/H #M110. Ex. John April col-
1/2”, of very fine lip edge roughness lection. Scarce, great color, crude glass
that is common on these crude square with excellent character and very bold
collared mouths; a couple of small, embossing. One of the earlier pontiled
onionskin-thin open surface bubbles). bitters bottles.
R/H #G102. A scarce, attractive color
for a vertical Greeley’s that passes light Est.: $1,200 - $1,800 • Min. bid: $800
in natural daylight.

Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 161 Lot 165

“Phoenix / Bitters - Price $1,00 “F. Brown Boston / Sarsaparilla
- John / Moffat - New York”, / & Tomato / Bitters.”, America,
America, 1840 - 1855. Medium olive 1850 - 1860. Aquamarine, oval, applied
green, rectangular with wide bev- sloping collared mouth with bevel -
eled corners, applied sloping collared blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 9 3/8”, virtually
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 pristine perfect. R/H #S36. A good,
1/2”, very near mint; (just a touch of clean, shiny example.
very light exterior wear and a tiny bit Est.: $250 - $350 • Min. bid: $150
of surface roughness on the edge of
the mouth, otherwise attic mint). R/H Lot 166
#M112. A pure olive color with no
trace of amber, nice crude glass with “Dr Perley’s / Leptandrin Bitters”,
plenty of impurities and tiny bubbles. America, 1885 - 1895. Aquamarine, oval,
tooled round double collared mouth -
Est.: $400 - $700 • Min. bid: $250 smooth base, ht. 9 5/8”, mint. R/H #P58.
List as “Rare” in the Ring / Ham book,
Lot 162 this is another bitters that is very difficult
to acquire.
“Kimball’s / Jaundice - Bitters Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60
- Troy. N.H.”, an early Stoddard
glasshouse, Stoddard, NH, 1850 - Lot 167
1860. Beautiful light yellowish olive
amber, shading to a medium olive “Carl - Mampe - Berlin - (motif of
amber near the base, rectangular with walking elephant), Germany, 1895
wide beveled corners, applied sloping - 1915. Bright medium grass green,
collared mouth - iron pontil scar, ht. 6 square, BIM, tooled square collared
7/8”, virtually attic mint; (a slight touch mouth - smooth base, ht. 4”, pristine!
of high point wear near the base, oth- See R/H #M23 - M25. Scarce small
erwise pristine). R/H #K42. A beautiful size, bright attractive color. The Mampe
example, very light with plenty of yel- bottles come with quite a few different
low in the shoulders. embossing styles, sizes, and colors. An
interesting collection could be made of
Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $500 these bottles along.
Est.: $100 - $150 • Min. bid: $60
Lot 163

“Dr. / Manly Hardy’s - Genuine -
Jaundice / Bitters - Bangor Me.”,
America, 1850 - 1860. Aquamarine,
rectangular with wide beveled corners,
applied sloping collared mouth - blow-
pipe pontil scar, ht. 7 1/4”, very near
mint; (small pinhead flake at edge of
base; the bottle may have been lightly
cleaned, but certainly presents itself
as virtually attic mint). R/H #H35. A
scarce mold, bright, clean and attrac-

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $140

Lot 164 Lot 168

“E. R. Clarke’s - Sarsaparilla / “O’Neill’s Genuine Anti / Rheumatic
Bitters - Sharon Mass.”, America, Decoction”, probably Pittsburgh, PA
1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, rectangular or Ohio, 1840 -1850. Medium green,
with wide beveled corners, applied cylindrical with cone shoulders, sheared
sloping collared mouth - blowpipe mouth with a large applied ring-type collar
pontil scar, ht. 7 3/8”, mint. R/H - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 9 1/4”, virtually
#C154. A scarce bitters, and this one attic mint; (a tiny pinhead bit of roughness
is in a nice deep shade of aquamarine, on the inside edge of the sheared mouth,
strongly embossed, and beautifully otherwise perfect). Ex. Samuel Greer
whittled! collection. A most unusual mold - large
lettering, crude and early. One of two
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200 known examples. Exceptional.

Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,500

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Lot 169 Lot 173

“P. Williamson & Son / Philad.a” “G.W. Merchant / Lockport / N.Y.”
Medicine or Druggist Bottle, (with partial label), American, prob-
America, 1850 - 1860. Deep blue ably Lockport Glass works, Lockport,
green, cylindrical, applied sloping col- NY, 1845 – 1855. Deep blue green,
lared mouth with lower bevel - large rectangular, applied, almost straight
iron pontil scar, ht. 8 1/4”; (a shallow, “stovepipe”- type collared mouth –
1/8” flake at the side of the mouth; blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5”, near mint;
some scattered light exterior wear and (a tiny, pinhead flake on the edge of the
scratches, minor interior residue, most lip, otherwise perfect). Approximately
of which would likely wash out). A very 75% of the original label remains, some
rich, deep color. An extremely rare staining and darkening of the label,
medicine, believe to be one of only which reads, “Merchants’s Celebrated
three or four known! Gargling Oil for Man & Beast”.

Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $300 Est.: $1,400 - $2,200 • Min. bid: $800

Lot 170 Lot 174

“Dr H. B. Skinner / Boston”, “From The / Laboratory - Of / G.
America, 1840 - 1860. Clear, bright W. Merchant / Chemist. - Lockport
yellowish olive, rectangular with nar- / N. Y.”, America, probably Lockport
row beveled corners, crudely applied Glass Works, Lockport, NY, 1845 - 1860.
square collared mouth - blowpipe Medium “Lockport” blue green, rect-
pontil scar, ht. 6”, near mint; (minor lip angular with beveled corners - applied
edge roughness and a touch of very sloping collared mouth - heavy blowpipe
light interior residue that should wash pontil scar, ht. 5 5/8”; (an 1/8” shallow
out, otherwise perfect!). Extremely flake on the back edge of the mouth, a
rare, the last example sold at auction shallow, paper-thin open bubble on the
in 1997, and none in this tone of green. base, otherwise perfect). Crude glass,
Beautiful color, and in addition, a nice good rich color, especially scarce with
“bird swing” of glass near one side. the blowpipe “tubular”, pontil scar.

Est.: $2,000 - $4,000 • Min. bid: $1,400 Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150

Lot 171 Lot 175

“Gibb’s / Bone Liniment”, a New “From The / Laboratory - Of / G.
England glasshouse, 1840 - 1855. W. Merchant / Chemist. - Lock-
Bright yellowish olive in the shoulder port / N. Y.”, America, probably
shading to a deep yellowish olive near Lockport Glass Works, 1845 - 1860.
the base, hexagonal, crudely applied Light to medium blue green, rectangular
sloping collared mouth with lower with beveled corners - applied slop-
bevel - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 6 ing collared mouth - iron pontil scar,
1/2”, perfect! N #245. You don’t see ht. 5 1/2”, near attic mint; (a little light
these around much, and many of the spotty residue, primarily on the interior,
examples have some minor condition that would likely wash out with a little
issues. This is great example, nice soaking). Excellent condition, nice iron
color and excellent condition. A classic pontil, this one also is the variant with
colored pontiled medicine. the peened-out area around the “LO”.

Est.: $1,400 - $2,200 • Min. bid: $800 Est.: $175 - $275 • Min .bid: $125

Lot 172 Lot 176

“I. Covert’s - Balm Of Life”, “Hufeland’s / Life / Cordial”,
America, 1840 - 1850. Yellow olive with America, 1845 - 1860. Medium yel-
an amber tone, rectangular with wide lowish apple green, rectangular with
beveled corners, applied sloping col- beveled corners, applied round double
lared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. collared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar,
5 5/8”; virtually attic mint; (a tiny, minis- ht. 7”, near mint: (lightly cleaned to
cule pinprick bit of roughness on the original luster, and near mint condition).
inside edge of the mouth, otherwise A very rare and attractive color believed
perfect). N #142; JB #907. A beauti- to be one of only two examples known
ful example, nice character, full of tiny in this shade of light yellowish green, all
seed bubbles and with some frothiness others being aquamarine. An attractive
to the glass. An early Auburn, New pontiled medicine, beautiful color, and
York medicine bottle. heavily whittled.

Est.: $1,800 - $2,800 • Min. bid: $1,200 Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

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Lot 177 Lot 181

“Old Dr / J. Townsend - Sarsapa- “Rohrer’s - Expectoral / Wild /
rilla - New York”, America, probably Cherry / Tonic - Lancaster Pa”,
a New York glasshouse, 1850 - 1860. America, 1855 - 1865. Medium to deep
Deep bluish emerald, square with bev- amber, rectangular pyramid form with
eled corners, crudely applied sloping roped corners, applied sloping collared
collared mouth - deep domed base mouth with ring - iron pontil scar, ht. 10
with iron pontil scar, ht. 9 1/8”; (just a 1/2”, virtually pristine perfect; (a couple
very slight touch of typical light exterior of faint, very light surface scratches on
wear, otherwise sparking attic mint!). the reverse label panel, otherwise, “out
Rare, beautiful deep color, outstanding of the mold” mint). A much better-than-
condition! If you are looking for a “fin- average example, with a strong impres-
est possible example in this desirable sion, outstanding condition, and in a
mold, this could be the one. darker than normal shade of amber.

Est.: $800 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $500 Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250

Lot 178 Lot 182

“Dr Townsend’s - Sarsaparilla “Clouds Cordial - Clouds Cordial”,
- Albany / N.Y.”, America, 1850 America, 1870 - 1880. Brilliant lemon
- 1860. Bright medium blue green, yellow, rectangular pyramid form, applied
square with beveled corners, applied sloping collared mouth - smooth base,
sloping collared mouth - iron pontil ht. 10 5/8”, attic mint! A scarce medi-
scar, ht. 9 1/2”, very near mint; (some cine, interesting form, and in a vibrant,
typical light exterior wear, otherwise exceptional eye-appealing color that
perfect). A great example with nice does not “wash out” in natural daylight.
character, wavy crude glass, and In addition, nicely whittled with excellent
excellent clarity, beautiful!. character!

Est.: $400 - $600 • Min. bid: $250 Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $400

Lot 179 Lot 183

“Dr Townsend’s - Sarsaparilla - “Swaim’s - Panacea - Philada”,
Albany / N.Y.”, America, 1850 - 1860. America, 1860 - 1870. Medium to
Deep blue green, square with beveled deep yellow green with an olive tone,
corners, applied sloping collared mouth cylindrical with 12 indented panels, ap-
- heavy iron pontil scar, ht. 9 3/4”; (a plied sloping collared mouth with lower
little light exterior wear and scattered bevel - early smooth base, ht. 7 3/4”,
interior haze or cloudiness, the type near attic mint; (an extremely minor area
that should easily clean with a day or of pinhead-size lip edge roughness,
two in the tumbler; two areas on the otherwise pristine perfect!). Note; this is
neck with 1/4” horizontal stress lines the mold without the label space. Many
that appear to be superficial). A crude of these early Swaim’s bottles have
example and a scarce, different mold. been dug and cleaned, but not this one!
Beautiful color, nice clarity. a good one.
Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $140
Lot 180
Lot 184
“Dr Townsend’s - Sarsaparilla -
Albany / N Y”, America, 1845 - 1855. “Dr S. Hart / New _York - Veg-
Medium olive green, square with bev- etable / Extract”, America, 1845
eled corners, applied sloping collared - 1855. Light apple green, rectangular
mouth - sand type pontil scar, ht. 9 with beveled corners, applied sloping
3/8”; (a couple of small pinhead flakes collared mouth with lower bevel - blow-
and minor roughness on the edge of pipe pontil scar, ht. 7 5/8”, mint; (note;
the lip, otherwise virtually attic mint). a thin, horizontal line or crevasse on the
A good example with better than surface of the neck that is a manufactur-
average, stronger embossing for this ing imperfection, and not considered
mold. Also, almost none of the typical damage). Provenance: Ex. Samuel Greer
exterior wear that is a common issue collection #798, A large, very attractive
for this mold. bottle with crude, wavy, whittled glass
and nice color.
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $150
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 185 Lot 189

“Jones - American / Cholagogue “Brant’s / Purifying Extract -
- New York”, America, 1840 - 1855. M.T. Wallace & Co / Proprietors
Deep aquamarine, rectangular with - Brooklyn. N.Y.”, America, 1850
beveled corners and concave front, - 1860. Aquamarine, large rectangular
back and side panels, sheared and form with beveled corners and indented
inward rolled mouth - blowpipe pontil panels, applied round double collared
scar, ht. 6 1/2”, pristine perfect! N mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 10”,
#351 (6-star). Extremely rare, believed attic mint! N #70, Odell, p.30. One of
to be only a few examples known, the the many Brant’s products put up by the
last one to be offered at auction was company, also famous for their Indian
1990! A crude, very attractive bottle products. A big, impressive pontiled
with excellent glass character, crisp, medicine, heavily whittled, bright, clean
clean and sparkling. and pristine.

Est.: $500 - $700 • Min. bid: $300 Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $140

Lot 186 Lot 190

“Macarthur’s - Genuine Yankee “Preston’s / Veg Purifying / Ca-
/ Liniment - Liverpool, N.Y.”, tholicon / Portsm. N H.”, America,
America, 1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, 1850 - 1860. Aquamarine, oval, applied
rectangular with beveled corners, ap- sloping collared mouth - blowpipe pontil
plied sloping collared mouth - blow- scar, ht. 9 3/8”, attic mint. N #504. Note;
pipe pontil scar, ht. 7 1/4”; (profes- a slightly different, unique size variant. A
sionally cleaned; there appears to be a great looking bottle, big, attractive, nicely
slight film on the interior as well as an embossed, beautifully whittled, and
open bubble on the inside of the neck outstanding, attic condition.
on the reverse, but no other form of
damage). N #410 (6-star). Ex. Roger Est.: $500 - $700 • Min. bid: $300
Sweetland. Extremely rare, believed to
be one of only four known examples! Lot 191

Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300 “Dr Hartshorn’s” Medicine Bottle
(with original front and back labels),
Lot 187 probably New England, 1845 - 1855.
Aquamarine, rectangular with rounded
“Trabue’s / Antidispeptic / sides and indented arched front panel,
Elixir.”, America, 1840 - 1855. applied square collared mouth - blow-
Aquamarine, rectangular with beveled pipe pontil scar, ht. 7 1/2”, perfect.
corners, sheared and inward rolled Front label approx. 75% complete
mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 purports to “...turn GREY HAIR TO ITS
1/4”, very near mint; (the bottle may ORIGINAL COLOR”; reverse label pro-
have been lightly cleaned, but certainly vides directions for use. Extremely rare,
appears as virtually attic mint). A great one of otwo known pontiled examples
pontiled medicine, exceedingly rare and the only pontiled labeled example.
and believed to be unique!
Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
Est.: $500 - $700 • Min. bid: $300
Lot 192
Lot 188
“J. G. Royce’s - Universal / Releif
“Dr Keyser - Pittsburgh Pa” - Wales, Mass.” (with 85% original la-
Medicine Bottle, a Pittsburgh area bel), America, 1845 - 1860. Aquamarine,
glasshouse, 1850 - 1860. Deep bluish rectangular with beveled corners, applied
aquamarine, rectangular with beveled sloping collared mouth - blowpipe pontil
corners, applied sloping collar - red scar, ht. 4 7/8”, pristine perfect. N #538.
iron pontil scar, ht. 6”, near mint; (some Listed as a four-star in Nielsen’s book
light interior residue, primarily along (very scarce), and must be considered
the sides and near the base, most of at least very rare with the original label.
which would likely wash out). Dr. Key- Label indicates that it was for, “Spinal
ser also made a pectoral syrup. This diseases, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Lame-
particular mold is very scarce, with ness of the Back...” Great embossing
probably a half dozen or less known. with the misspelled “Releif”.
Strong embossing, excellent condition.
Est.: $300 - $400 • Min. bid: $180
Est.: $250 - $350 • Min. bid: $150

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Lot 193 Lot 197

“Oldridge’s / Balm / Of Co- “Dr J. M’Clintock’s - Family -
lumbia - For Restoring / Hair Medicines”, America, 1840 - 1860.
/ Philadelphia”, America, 1835 - Colorless with a slight amethystine
1850. Aquamarine, rectangular with tone, rectangular with beveled corners,
concave corners, delicate thin flanged applied thin square collared mouth -
lip - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5 1/4”, blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 4 3/4”, perfect;
sparkling attic mint! DF, p.116. A very (note, a little light interior reside that
early pontiled medicine (hair bottle). should easily wash out). N #434 (variant
A particularly bright, clean, sparking, C). A neat little bottle found in the wall
whittled, absolutely gorgeous example! of a old home in Monmouth County,
NJ. Apparently this smaller size was for
Est.: $300 - $400 • Min. bid: $180 their cold and cough mixture. A great
example, nicely whittled.
Lot 194
Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60
“Dr. Forsha’s - Alterative / Balm”,
America, probably Ohio, 1850 - 1860. Lot 198
Aquamarine, rectangular with wide
beveled corners, applied round col- “Dr. Snyder’s / Ol. Ext. Of / Red Ce-
lared mouth with bevel - blowpipe dar. - Death / On / Worms!!”, Amer-
pontil scar, ht. 5 3/8”, near mint; (the ica, 1840 - 1855. Aquamarine, oval, thin
bottle has been professionally cleaned, flared mouth - blowpipe pontil scar, ht.
but unless mentioned, would be dif- 3 3/4”; (expertly repaired epoxy lip, the
ficult to determine. Appears as an bottle displays as attic mint!). Extremely
attic mint bottle). N #227. A scarce rare, one of perhaps three or four known,
bottle, believed to be from Cincinnati, two having repaired lips). Ex. Samuel
the smaller of two sizes, and a bright, Greer collection #1588. Note; “Ol. Ext.”
clean, sparkling example. is an abbreviation for Oleaginous Extract
(from an early advertisement). Rare,
Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $140 interesting, great embossing!

Lot 195 Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $140

“Dr. M.G. Kerr / & / Bertolet - Lot 199
Compound / Asiatic Balsam
- Norristown Pa”, America, 1840 “Louden & Co’s / Vermifuge -
- 1850. Aquamarine, rectangular with Philad.a”, America, 1845 - 1855.
narrow beveled corners and indented Medium to deep aquamarine, oval,
panels, tooled, possibly applied, thin tooled thin flanged lip - blowpipe pontil
flanged lip - blowpipe pontil scar, ht. scar, ht. 4 5/8”, virtually attic mint; (just
4 5/8”, sparkling attic mint. N #360, the slightest touch of very faint interior
Odell p. 138, BB (Blasi), #109. Another film that is difficult to see and does not
scarce, early balsam, nice strong em- distract, otherwise perfect). N #400. A
bossing, the thin flanged lip is virtually very bright, clean, attractive example,
paper-thin and perfect! = outstanding condition with a hard-to-
find, perfect thin flanged lip.
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $125 - $175 • Min. bid: $80

Lot 196 Lot 200

“Doctor / Sherman’s - Olosa- “Merrick’s - Vermifuge - Milton,
onian - All Healing / Balsam - Pa”, America, 1845 - 1855. Aquamarine,
New York”, America, 1840 - 1850. 12-sided, tooled thin flanged mouth -
Aquamarine, rectangular with beveled blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 3 1/2”, perfect!
corners, thin flanged lip - blowpipe N #441 (5-star); Odell, p.168. A desirable
pontil scar, ht. 3 7/8”; (a tiny sliver-type and attractive little multi-sided medicine.
flake on the underside of the lip and Very scarce, especially in this much-
a little fine roughness where it may better-than average, condition.
have been polished; lightly cleaned to
original luster). BB #422. A rare, early Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $140
medicine. Note; only one example
known that is “mint”. The condition
issues are fairly minor.

Est.: $300 - $400 • Min. bid: $170

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Lot 201 Lot 205

Lot of (2) “Dr / W. Evans / Teeth- Lot of (2) Pontiled Medicines,
ing / Syrup”, America, 1840 - 1855. “J.J. Hunt’s / Modern Remedy”
Both are aquamarine, cylindrical with and, “Mathewson’s - Horse - Rem-
thin flared mouths - blowpipe pontil edy - Price 50 Cts”, America, 1850
scarred bases, ht. 2 3/8” and 3”; (small - 1860. Both are aqua, rectangular, ap-
example has been lightly cleaned to plied sloping and round double collared
original luster and near mint condition; mouths - blowpipe pontil scars, ht. 6
the large example is perfect). Small ex- 1/2” and 6 3/8”; (both have been pro-
ample is N #197, the large example is fessionally cleaned; the “Hunt” example
extremely rare and unlisted in Nielsen. has a little light wear and scratches on
Lg. example is Ex. James Chebalo reverse; “Mathewson’s” has some deep
collection. A nice pair and a rare op- scratches on one panel edge).
portunity to acquire the larger size. Dr. Daniel Bennett collection.

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

Lot 202 Lot 206

“I.L. St. Johns - Vermifuge”, “Dr. Miles / Wine Of Sarsaparilla”,
America, 1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, America, 1890 - 1900. Aquamarine,
cylindrical, sheared, tooled mouth rectangular with indented panels, tooled
- blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 5”; (profes- round collared mouth with bevel -
sionally cleaned with some light ex- smooth base, ht. 9”, bright, clean, “out
terior wear remaining; also the owner of the mold” pristine perfect. DeG #151.
disclosed that there is a little floor wax A very scarce to rare sarsaparilla, and
in one corner of the base to help hide a perhaps the most desirable of the various
small area of haze near the base). The Dr. Miles bottles.
bottle was discovered with a black tar-
like substance on the interior. A scarce Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
pontiled medicine from Tiffin, Ohio.
Lot 207
Est.: $125 - $225 • Min. bid: $80
“Worlds - Columbian / Sarsapa-
Lot 203 rilla - Worcester, Mass. - Worlds
Columbian / Sarsaparilla Co.”,
“I.L. St. John’s - Nerve & Bone America, 1890 - 1900. Colorless,
/ Liniment”, America, 1845 - 1860. rectangular with indented panels and
Aquamarine, cylindrical, sheared beveled corners, tooled round collared
and inward rolled mouth - blowpipe mouth with lower bevel - smooth base,
pontil scar, ht. 3 7/8”; (professionally ht. 8 1/2”, virtually pristine; (just a wisp
cleaned to original luster with a just of very faint interior haze or residue
a little light wear remaining). A bright along a couple of the edges). DeG
example with strong embossing and #230. Listed as “Ex Rare”, and the first
nice depth of color. A patent medicine example to be offered at auction in the
dealer from Tiffin, Ohio, I.L. St. John past six years.
put out a number of different products,
most being fairly scarce, including this Est.: $175 - $275 • Min. bid: $100
Lot 208
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100
“Edward Wilders / Sarsaparilla
Lot 204 & Potash - (motif of five story
building) - Edward Wilder & Co /
“Clickener’s - Sugar Coated / Wholesale Druggists / Louisville
Vegetable / Purgative - Pills.”, KY”, America, 1880 - 1890. Color-
America, 1845 - 1860. Aquamarine, less with a very faint amethystine tone,
rectangular with sides rounding in square semi-cabin form, applied sloping
near shoulder and base, wide mouth collared mouth with ring - smooth base,
with sheared and inward rolled mouth ht. 8 3/4”; (a little very faint interior haze,
- blowpipe pontil scar, ht. 2 1/8”, near a weak impression on the building panel
mint; (a very faint, slight haze or resi- as is common on this mold). DeG #222.
due on the interior, otherwise perfect). A good looking bottle, noted as “Rare”
N #128, JB #789. Advertised that it by DeGrafft.
(the pills), has no Medicine Taste and
that Dr. C.V. Clickner is the inventor of Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
sugar coated pills.

Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $50

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Lot 209 Lot 213

“Dr. Crook’s / Compound - Syrup “Sassafras” / (motif of eye and
Of / Poke Root”, America, 1870 eyecup) / “Eye Lotion / Sassafras
- 1880. Aquamarine, square with / Eye Lotion Co / Mauch Chunk,
indented arched panels, applied slop- Pa” (with original label), T.C. Wheaton
ing collared mouth - smooth base, ht. Co., Millville, NJ, 1888 - 1900. Cobalt,
7 1/8”, attic mint! JB #941. An attrac- rectangular with beveled corners, tooled
tive and extremely rare bottle, believed prescription-type collar - “T.C.W. Co.”
to be from Dayton, Ohio. (on smooth base), ht. 5 3/8”; (a band of
very faint interior haze near shoulder,
Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $40 otherwise perfect). 98% complete label
with image of an eyecup and directions
Lot 210 for use. Exceptional, believed to be
unique with label.
“Dr Johnstons / Indian Com-
pound / Herbaline”, America, 1880 Est.: $800 - $1,200 • Min. bid: $500
- 1890. Deep aquamarine, oval form
with strap sides and an indented front Lot 214
panel, applied ring type collar with
small bevel - smooth base, ht. 9 7/8”, “U. S. A. / Hosp. Dept” (within oval),
very near mint; (a tiny, shallow pinhead America, 1865 - 1875. Light ice blue
flake on the edge of one of the strap coloration, cylindrical, wide mouth with
sides, otherwise perfect). See Odell, a crude, outward rolled ring type collar -
Indian Bottles and Brands, p.44. A smooth base, ht. 7 1/2”, near mint; (the
large and impressive Indian medicine bottle may have been lightly cleaned, but
bottle believed to be from Boston, and certainly presents itself as near mint with
apparently a very rare one as well. just a very slight touch of light exterior
wear). A scarce mold.
Est.: $125 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
Est.: $250 - $450 • Min .bid: $150
Lot 211
Lot 215
“Caswell / Hazard / & Co” /
“Labor Omnia Vincit” (within “U. S. A. / Hosp Dept”, America,
circle) / “Chemists / New York 1865 - 1875. Clear, medium sapphire
/ & / Newport”, America, 1880 - blue, cylindrical, 3-pc. mold, tooled thin
1890. Yellowish honey amber, square flanged mouth - smooth base, ht. 7
with beveled corners, applied square 1/8”, virtually attic mint; (just a touch of
collared mouth - smooth base, ht. light exterior wear, otherwise perfect).
7 1/4”, sparkling mint. A beautiful An outstanding example, beautiful
bottle, common in shades of cobalt, color, very scarce mold. Many of these
but extremely rare in amber. The examples have been dug, cleaned, or
condition of this example is about as have some form of damage. This one
nice as you could hope to find. Rare was found in a house in upstate NY, and
and pristine! is truly “attic mint”. Note; remnants of
old cork remain inside neck.
Est.: $200 - $300 • Min. bid: $120
Est.: $600 - $900 • Min. bid: $400
Lot 212
Lot 216
“Germ Bacteria. Or / Fungus
Destroyer / Wm Radam’s / Unembossed Medicine or Hos-
Microbe Killer” / (motif of man pital Dept. Bottle, America, 1865
beating a skeleton) / “Regis- - 1875. Deep cherry plum color,
tered Trade Mark Dec.13.1887 / cylindrical, applied round collared
Cures / All / Diseases”, America, mouth with bevel - smooth base, ht. 9
1887 - 1900. Deep golden amber, 1/4”; (professionally cleaned with some
square, sheared mouth - smooth scattered light scratches and exterior
base, ht. 10 3/8”, very near mint; (tiny wear remaining, but no other form of
bit of roughness at edge of mouth, damage). Dr. Daniel Bennett collection.
barely noticeable, a couple of very Almost identical in mold to the quart
minor scratches on reverse, other- U.S.A. Hosp. Dept. bottles, but lacking
wise mint). Good strong embossing. the embossing. Beautifully whittled,
and what a color!
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100
Est.: $225 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

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Lot 217 Lot 221

Lot of (2) Unembossed Medicine Scarce size, “Poison - Poison”
or Utility Bottles, America, 1855 - (overall dot pattern on sides), America,
1870. Cornflower blue and medium 1890 - 1910. Medium golden amber,
blue green, almost a teal blue, both rectangular, blown in mold with a small
cylindrical, applied round double collar tooled ring type collar - “P M / F.S & Co”
and square collared mouths - smooth (on smooth base), ht. 4”, near attic mint;
and iron pontiled bases, ht. 9 1/4” (just a couple of minor wisps of faint
and 9” respectively; (the cornflower dullness on the plain sides, possibly
example is near mint, just a touch of from a label). KR-14. Rare and unlisted
light interior residue; teal example has in this large size.
a pinprick flake at edge of mouth and
some minor exterior wear). Dr. Daniel Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100
Bennett collection. Both are beautiful!
Lot 222
Est.: $225 - $450 • Min. bid: $1500
Lot of (2), “Attention!” / (skull and
Lot 218 crossbones) / “Poison!” - “Atten-
zione!” / (skull and crossbones)
Early Blown Leech Bowl, prob- / “Veleno!” - “Vorsicht!” / (skull
ably England, 1860 - 1875. Beauti- and crossbones) / “Gift!” Poison
ful medium cranberry, globular form, Bottles, Germany, 1905 - 1920. Bright
tooled flared rim - polished (and likely citron green and medium green with a
pontiled), base, ht. 2 1/2”, perfect. A slight bluish tone, both are square with
scarce, small size, very rare color! early machine square collared mouths,
These small leech bowls were com- ht. 7 1/4” and 8 7/8”; (the bright citron
monly used by travelling doctors in the example is perfect; the medium green
latter half of the19th century to hold example is near mint with a little interior
leeches used for the bloodletting of pa- residue in the shoulder). KS-7.
tients. Cranberry is certainly one of the
most desirable colors for a leech bowl. Est.: $125 - $175 • Min. bid: $80

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150 Lot 223

Lot 219 “Adirondack Spring Co / Whitehall
/ N.Y.”, America, 1871 - 1883. Clear,
“Doctor Oreste / Sinanide’s / light to medium emerald green, cylindri-
Medicinal / Preparations / ‘Ore- cal, applied sloping collared mouth with
storin’” Poison Bottle, probably lower bevel - smooth base, Qt.; (a small
England, 1890 - 1910. Deep, vivid area of scratches, approximately 1/2” in
cobalt blue, coffin form, small tooled diameter, on the shoulder near the side
ring type lip ground internally, and with mold seam, otherwise near attic mint!).
original “mushroom” type ground stop- T# N-2:A. A very rare, desirable bottle
per - smooth base, ht. 4 1/2” (includ- with only 2 or 3 examples known. This
ing stopper), near mint; (just a touch is the same example that sold in 2007,
of very light wear, otherwise perfect). and prior to this, the last one offered at
Similar to KU-22. A rare bottle that auction was 1996!
reportedly contained cyanide, intended
for external use. Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,500

Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150 Lot 224

Lot 220 “Avon / Spring Water”, America,
probably Saratoga Mountain Glass-
“A.M. Palmer & Co / Chemists works, Mt. Pleasant, NY, 1860 - 1866.
/ Ballarat / Not To Be / Taken” Medium to deep yellowish olive green,
Poison Bottle, Whitall-Tatum Co., cylindrical, applied sloping collared
Millville, NJ, 1895 - 1905. Cobalt mouth with bevel - smooth base, Qt.,
blue, rectangular, tooled prescription sparkling attic mint! T #N-3:A. Ex.
type square collared mouth - “W.T. Robert White collection; Ex. Mark Yates
/ U.S.A. / Pat. Dec 11 1894” (on collection. Known as the “Saratoga”
smooth base), ht. 4 7/8”; (profession- of Western N.Y. A rare mold, outstand-
ally cleaned with a few scattered light ing condition, beautiful and with nice
scratches remaining, but no other character filled with tiny seed bubbles.
form of damage). A rare poison bot- A top example!
tle blown by the Whitall - Tatum Co.
for the A.M. Palmer Co. of Australia. Est.: $2,000 - $3,000 • Min. bid: $1,500

Est.: $175 - $350 • Min. bid: $100

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Lot 225 Lot 229

“Highrock Spring” / (motif of “Haskins’ Spring Co. / H / Shutes-
rock) / “Saratoga. N.Y.”, America, bury, Mass. - H.S. CO.”, America,
1865 - 1875. Deep olive amber, cylin- 1865 - 1880. Rich, medium to deep
drical, applied sloping collared mouth emerald green, cylindrical, applied slop-
with bevel - smooth base, Pt.; (some ing collared mouth with bevel - smooth
scattered light exterior wear; a small base, Pt.; (a couple of light scratches,
area, about a 1/2”, of light scratches approx. 1 - 2”, on the reverse, near the
near the side mold seam). T #S-35:B. side; a little exterior wear and small
Provenance: Ex. Jeff Burkhardt col- scuff on the shoulder, a small area of
lection. A very rare, desirable bottle very faint dullness close to the side
and reportedly one of the few, if not a seam, near the base). T #M-24:B.
unique example, that you can actually Scarce. Generally a bright, clean, ex-
see light through the bottle. ample that displays near mint.

Est.: $2,500 - $4,500 • Min. bid: $1,500 Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300

Lot 226 Lot 230

“Richfield Sulphur Water / B & R / “Congress & Empire Spring Co /
Richfield / Springs N.Y.”, America, Hotchkiss’ Sons, / E / New York /
possibly Congressville, 1870 - 1880. Saratoga. N.Y. - Empire / Water”,
Rich bluish green with an emerald tone, America, 1865 - 1875. Bright olive
cylindrical, applied sloping collared green, cylindrical, applied sloping col-
mouth with bevel - smooth base, Pt., lared mouth with bevel - “I” (on smooth
very near mint; (a minor, 1/8” flake at base), Qt.; near mint; (a small, 1/8” x
edge of base and a touch of very faint 1/4”, paper-thin open surface bubble on
exterior wear, otherwise perfect). T #N- the shoulder of the reverse and a tiny
27. A very rare bottle found near the pinprick bit or roughness on the edge of
Congressville Glass Factory site about the collar, otherwise perfect). T #E-8:A.
10 years ago. Excellent condition, Beautifully whittled, crude glass. Ex.
beautiful color, strong embossing. GW, Auction 81, Lot 106.

Est.: $2,000 - $3,000 • Min. bid: $1,400 Est.: $400 - $700 • Min. bid: $300

Lot 227 Lot 231

“Congress & Empire Spring Co. “U“St. Regis / Water / Massena
/ Columbian / Water / Saratoga, Springs”, America, 1865 - 1880. Deep
N.Y.”, America, 1866 - 1885. Brilliant blue green, cylindrical, applied slop-
medium grass green with a slight em- ing collared mouth with lower bevel
erald tone, cylindrical, applied sloping - smooth base, Qt.; (some scattered
collared mouth with lower bevel exterior wear and minor light scratches,
- smooth base, Pt., sparkling attic otherwise near mint). T #N-21:A. A
mint! T #S-15:B. Beautiful and rare scarce mold and an attractive, beautiful,
medium green color with outstanding rich deep color.
clarity, exceptional condition. Noted
by Donald Tucker as “Rare”, and this Est.: $300 - $500 • Min. bid: $200
example is likely one of the most at-
tractive in both color and condition. Lot 232

Est.: $1,000 - $1,500 • Min. bid: $700 “St. Regis / Water / Massena
Springs”, probably Lyndeborough
Lot 228 Glass Works, Lyndeborough, NH, 1867
- 1880. Brilliant medium to deep yellow
“Darien / Mineral Springs / Tifft green, almost a lime green, cylindrical,
& Perry / Darien Centre / N.Y.”, applied sloping collared mouth with
America, 1870 - 1880. Medium blue lower bevel - smooth base, Pt,. virtually
green, cylindrical, applied sloping attic mint; (a couple of very minor, small
collared mouth with bevel - smooth open surface bubbles, one on reverse
base, Pt., perfect. T #N-11:B. A near base, the other on the base). T#
scarce mold and an outstanding N-21:B. Brilliant, scarce color, out-
example in a rich, deeper color than standing condition, a great example.
most, and absolutely pristine condi-
tion. Probably the deepest shade Est.: $500 - $800 • Min. bid: $300
of blue green that we have seen for
this mold. If you are looking for a top
example, this could be it!

Est.: $300 - $600 • Min. bid: $200

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Lot 233 Lot 237

Lot of (31) Mineral Springs “H.L. Wigert / Burlington / Iowa -
related postcards, America, 1900 This Bottle / Must Be Returned”,
- 1945. Colorful and graphic, the William McCully & Co., Pittsburgh,
postcards depict numerous springs Pennsylvania, 1886 - 1898. Deep, vivid
including Congress, Sharon, High cobalt blue, cylindrical, “Hutchinson-
Rock, Columbian, Vichy, Hawthorn, style” closure - “McC” (on heel above
and others. Various scenes include smooth base), ht. 6 5/8”; (profession-
interior and exterior views of the spring ally cleaned with a little light exterior
houses, parks, etc. All are in generally wear remaining, but no other form of
very good-to-excellent condition. An damage). See, Antique Bottles of Iowa,
outstanding “Go-With” for any mineral 1846 - 1915, Burggraaf & Southard,
water collector. Call or email for ad- p.68. A very scarce colored “Hutch”,
ditional information. and in a great color, deeper than most!

Est.: $50 - $75 • Min. bid: $30 Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Lot 234 Lot 238

“J. Boardman & Co. / New “Moriarity & Carroll / Registered
York - Mineral Waters / B / This / Waterbury, Conn”, America, 1890
Bottle / Is Never Sold”, America, - 1900. Medium amber, cylindrical,
1850 - 1860. Medium pink with a slight “Hutchinson-style” closure (with correct
salmon tone, cylindrical, squat soda Hutchinson spring closure and rubber
form, applied sloping collared mouth disk inside neck) - “H.W.P. / 41” (on
- iron pontil scar, ht. 7 1/4”; (profes- smooth base), Pt., ht. 7 1/2”; (a little fine,
sionally cleaned with some overall light lip edge roughness on the back side of
exterior remaining, but no other form the mouth and some light, spotty interior
of damage). Fresh to the market, a content residue, some of which would
recent lucky find near Wilmington, NC. almost certainly wash out). A very scarce
Exceptional color, one of only a hand- to rare mold, good color, and in overall
ful known to in this exciting color. excellent condition.

Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,500 Est.: $250 - $450 • Min. bid: $150

Lot 235 Lot 239

Lot of (3) Unembossed Soda “L. Brames & Co / Fort Wayne /
Bottles, America, 1850 - 1860. Co- Ind.” - “E.H.E. 28” (around seal near
balt blue; medium green, and yellowish base), Edward H. Everett Glass Co.,
emerald green, 12-sided and cylindri- Newark, OH, 1885 - 1895. Bright yellow-
cal, applied tapered and round blob ish honey, cylindrical, applied blob collar
collars - all with iron pontil scars; 7”, 6 with “Baltimore Loop” seal - smooth
7/8”, and 7 1/4”; (cobalt example has base, Qt., near mint; (a couple of small
some outside stain and interior haze, spots of minor interior residue, some
an 1/8” flake at base edge; medium light exterior usage wear, otherwise near
green soda has a small area of light attic mint). Brames & Co. were bottlers
interior milkiness, emerald soda has in Fort Wayne. A particularly light, beau-
been cleaned with some light wear re- tiful example. Variant with “Fort Wayne”
maining). Dr. Daniel Bennett collection. in an arch vs. straight across.

Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60 Est.: $100 - $150 • Min. bid: $70

Lot 236 Lot 240

Lot of (3) Unembossed Sodas, “From / Dr Hale’s / Sanitarium /
America, 1850 - 1860. Medium green Eaton Rapids, Mich - This Bottle
with a yellowish tone, sapphire blue, / Not To / Be Sold”, America, 1880
and blue green, all are 8-sided with - 1885. Bright yellowish honey color,
applied blob collars - iron pontiled cylindrical, applied lightning-style blob
scarred bases, ht. 7 1/8”, 7 1/4”, 7 collar - smooth base, Qt.; (an 1/8” flake
1/8”; (med. green soda has a 1/8” chip at edge of mouth; a minor 1/4” open
and 1/4” bruise at edge of mouth and surface bubble, some light exterior
some exterior wear and light scratch- wear). Only example known to exist.
es; the sapphire soda has some light Dr. Hale’s Sanitarium was located at the
wear and scratches, is otherwise near Frost House in Eaton Rapids (likely re-
mint, third soda has been cleaned lated to the Frost Mineral Water bottles).
with a little light wear remaining). Historical and likely unique!

Est.: $100 - $200 • Min. bid: $60 Est.: $500 - $1,000 • Min. bid: $300

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Lot 241 Lot 245

“Pentucket Ale. / Bottle Not Sold Black Glass Case Bottle, Holland,
- Pentucket Ale. / Bottle Not 1865 - 1875. “J.H. Henkes” / motif
Sold” Stoneware Bottle, America, of stork (on applied seal.) Olive
1865 - 1875. Light gray toned salt- green, dip mold, tapered case form,
glaze with cobalt blue mouth and let- crudely applied ring type collared mouth
tering on one side (other side lacking - early smooth base, ht. 11 1/4”; (some
the blue coloration), cone shoulders, scattered light scratches and haze,
large blob collared mouth, ht. 10”; some minor interior stain, but no other
(some scattered rust stains; a 1” tight, form of damage). A good, strong, sharp
thin hairline crack at edge of base that impression on the seal, and overall,
is probably on the surface only, but no would respond well to a light profes-
other form of damage). Unusual that sional cleaning, if desired.
the blue decoration is on one side only.
Est.: $100 - $150 • Min. bid: $60
Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $80
Lot 246
Lot 242
Black Glass Case Bottle, Holland,
Black Glass Wine Bottle, England, 1875 - 1885. Motif of 3 barrels (on
1825 - 1835. “D / Sears” / 3” (on applied glass seal). Deep olive with a
applied seal), clear light yellowish slight amber tone, 2-pc. mold, tapered
olive, 3-pc. mold cylinder, “Patent” case form, applied ring collared mouth
(on shoulder), applied sloping collared - smooth base, ht. 11 1/8”; (a few scat-
mouth - sand type pontil scar, “H. tered light scratches and some minor
Ricketts & Co Glassworks Bris- exterior wear, but otherwise clean, with
tol” (on base), very near mint; (a hard virtually full original surface gloss). This
to see, 1/8” flake on the bottom edge example was reportedly dug in Hawaii.
of the sloping collared mouth). Excel- Note; an interesting thread of glass trav-
lent condition, very strong impression els from the base, up one side, beneath
on the applied seal. the seal, and down the other side

Est.: $150 - $250 • Min. bid: $100 Est.: $100 - $150 • Min. bid: $60

Lot 243 Lot 247

Early Black Glass Boot Bottle, Demijohn, America, probably Mid-
probably Germany, 1740 - 1770. Me- Atlantic, possibly Midwest, 1875 - 1885.
dium olive green, small, flattened kid- Light to medium pink amethyst, 2-pc.
ney form, sheared and flared mouth mold, squatty cylinder form, applied
with an applied string rim - blowpipe sloping collared mouth - smooth base,
pontil scar, ht. 7 1/4”, length 6 3/4”, ht. 12 1/2”; (some faint, very light inte-
width 3 3/8”, near mint; (some scat- rior haze in the shoulder area, otherwise
tered light exterior high point wear perfect). Gorgeous, rare color and a
and minor scratches). Dumbrell, scarce form for a “pink Demi”. Many of
p.146, plate 56; VdB plate 216. A the pink demijohns are attributed to the
better than average example with full Oakland Glass Works, do not have this
surface gloss, lacking the heavy wear squat form, and typically have tooled
often encountered. mouths. This one is different!

Est.: $700 - $900 • Min. bid: $400 Est.: $1,800 - $3,600 • Min. bid: $1,200

Lot 244 Lot 248

Lot of (2) Early Utility Bottles, Lot of (3) Vermont Glass Factory
probably England, 1820 - 1850. Scrips, 1813 & 1814. “1 DOLLAR.”.
Light yellowish olive and light apple “ONE Dol. 50 Cts”, and “THREE DOL.s”,
green, octagonal and rectangular all with engraved image of the glass
with concave corners, applied short factory. The scrip is darkened from age,
sloping collared mouth with bevel, but still generally very legible. Glass-
and sheared mouth with applied ring house scrip was issued by the factory,
collar - light sand type pontil scars, to the employees, and used in lieu of
ht. 6 1/8” and 6 3/8” respectively; legal tender. The Vermont Factory scrip
(both have some minor areas of was redeemable at the Farmers Bank,
patchy light haze, otherwise near Troy N. York. Essentially 200 years old,
mint). Rectangular example is early, and tissue-paper thin, it is absolutely
seedy, and blown in a dip mold. amazing that it has survived.

Est.: $200 - $400 • Min. bid: $140 Est.: $75 - $125 • Min. bid: $50

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 39

Unique Bottle Mold

Lot 74

Lot 76 Lot 78 Lot 73 Lot 79

Rare New England Lot 100
Ink Bottles

Lot 97
Lot 99

Lot 98

Lot 101

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Exceptional Whiskey
Bottles & Flasks

Lot 128

Lot 129

Lot 130

Lot 110 Lot 125

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 41

Lot 226 Lot 225 Lot 227

Rare Saratoga
Mineral Water

Lot 233: (One of 31 mineral spring-related postcards)

PAGE 42 American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013

This is the first time that this exceptional Drake’s bitters bottle is Lot 137:
being offered to collectors since it’s “unveiling” from a century Rare
of being covered in plaster and trinkets, disguised as a folk
art “memory bottle.” It was a recent lucky find from an antique shop. Colored
Below is a note from the consignor on how the bottle came to light. Drake’s
“What I can tell you is that this ‘memory bottle’ was found at a small
antique show in Mid-Michigan. We were certain that the bottle
used was some sort of cabin as a few of the logs were partially
exposed. After examining the piece more closely and comparing it
to others, we were pretty sure it was a Drake’s Plantation Bitters
but not too sure of its color. After taking the bottle to a local
show, the cork was pulled out for the first time. Tipping
the bottle up towards the light gave us the idea that
this was no typical Drake’s color. Several collector’s
gave their opinion as to the color and whether or
not to peel away the little treasures (buttons,
seashells, jewelry, keys, etc.) that at sometime,
meant something, to someone. It wasn’t an
easy decision. We weren’t even sure how
to remove the dense hardened plaster.
The even bigger question was — was
the bottle damaged or were we going
to damage the bottle in the process.
For several days, dad and I took turns
working away at the thick plaster material
with a dental tool being sure to save all
the little items that once adorned the
bottle. The result was this pink Drake’s.
Photos were taken during the process
but were lost due to a glitch or more
commonly referred to as human error.”


An example of a “memory bottle.”

American Glass Gallery, Auction #11 • Closing October 29, 2013 PAGE 43

Rare Colored
J. Boardman
Mineral Waters

Lot 234 (in natural daylight)

“J. Boardman & Co. / New York - Min-
eral Waters / B / This Bottle / Is Never
Sold”, America, 1850 - 1860. Medium pink
with a slight salmon tone, cylindrical, squat
soda form, applied sloping collared mouth
- iron pontil scar, ht. 7 1/4”; (professionally
cleaned with some overall light exterior re-
maining, but no other form of damage). Fresh
to the market, a recent lucky find near Wilm-
ington, NC. Exceptional color, one of only a
handful known to in this exciting color.
Est.: $4,000 - $6,000 • Min. bid: $2,500

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