Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 realizes $57,330 at Heckler's absentee auction #108 A Sunburst Snuff Jar made between 1815 and 1830 at the Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks (Keene, N.H.) – extremely rare and in virtually perfect condition – sold for $57,330 at Heckler's auction #108.
the category, a “Mede’s / Mexican / Fluid / New York” yellow-amber medicine bottle in a most unusual six-sided form, circa 1850-1860, $2,457; and a “Drs. Peery & / Hamlins /Dead Shot / Vermifuge” small square-shaped medicine bottle, America, circa 1840-1860, in a light to medium pink puce, brought $2,106.
A free-blown, bulbous form miniature globular bottle, probably made in New England circa 1783-1830, in a medium yellowish olive color, standing 3 ¾ inches tall, realized $5,558; while a small free-blown egg form utility jar, possibly made by Coventry (Conn.) Glass Works circa 1783-1830, beautiful bright light yellow-olive, 3 ½ inches in height, sold for $2,340.
An early and rare “New Eng. Glass Bottle Co.” (Cambridge, Mass.) base embossed cylindrical rum bottle, made circa 1827-1845, in a deep yellow-olive color, 10 ¼ inches tall, garnered $5,850; and a “Fine / Black Ink / Made & Sold - By / J. L. Thompson / Troy N-Y” master ink bottle, America, circa 1840-1860, cylindrical and bright yellow-olive, sold for $4,388.
Returning to important flasks, a “General Washington” and bust “J. R. / Laird, SC. Pitt” and eagle portrait flask, made circa 1820-1840 at the John Robinson’s Sturbridge Flint Glass Works (Pittsburgh, Pa.), colorless with a lavender tint, soared to $28,080; and a deep peacock blue miniature scroll flask, America, circa 1845-1860 brought $5,850.
Heckler’s next internet sale (online-only) is scheduled for Monday, May 12th. Already consigned are rare and highly collectible flasks, whiskeys, art glass, medicines, jars, bitters, whimseys, free-blown bottles, two late 19th century ceramic pot lids and bottle and glass from most collectible categories. The firm also holds frequent live auctions (no internet bidding). The next ones will be held May 2 and May 30.
Norman C. Heckler & Company was founded in 1987 as a full-service auction and appraisal firm. Today it is the foremost auction house in the U.S. for antique glass. In Oct. 2010, the firm set a record for an antique glass bottle at auction when a General Jackson eagle portrait flask went for $176,670. In addition to bottles and glass, the firm also offers early American antiques.
Norman C. Heckler & Company is always accepting quality consignments for future sales. To inquire about consigning a single piece or an entire collection, you may call them at (860) 974-1634 or e-mail them at email@example.com. To learn more about Norman C. Heckler & Company and the May 12 internet auction, please visit www.hecklerauction.com.