Early examples of tableware and freeblown glass both perform well at Heckler's Premier Auction 146 A pattern molded covered sugar bowl and an early pattern molded pocket bottle, both made by Stiegel’s American Flint Glass Manufactory in Manheim, Pa., circa 1763-1774, were top lots at the auction.
Glass Works circa 1820-1830, having a double ogee bowl with drawn circular foot, light to medium lavender in color, reached $2,925.
A “For Pike’s Peak” historical flask with an image of a man shooting a deer, attributed to the Ravenna (Ohio) Glass Works, circa 1860-1870, colored a brilliant golden amber with an olive tone and boasting a wonderful whittled surface, realized $8,190; and an “Eagle - Cornucopia” historical flask made by Keene (N.H.) Marlboro Street Glassworks, in a never-before-seen brilliant olive yellow and having an interesting fold of glass at the base of the neck, made $2,574.
A “Bininger’s” clock form figural whiskey bottle (“19 Broad St., New York”), made in America between 1850 and 1860, a rare aquamarine in color and in fine condition, with bold embossing, sold for $4,680; while an “E. G. Booz’s Old Cabin Whiskey” figural bottle made by Whitney Glass Works (Glassboro, N.J.), circa 1860-1880, medium reddish amber fading to yellow in the corners and having a rectangular modified cabin form, 7 ¾ inches tall, hit $4,388.
A fancy ink bottle made in America between 1840 and 1860, conical in form with a drape pattern and label panel, medium cobalt blue in color, just 2 ½ inches tall, went for $4,972; and a Pitkin type inkwell, probably made by Pitkin Glass Works (Manchester, Connecticut, circa 1783-1830), bright yellowish olive and inverted conical in form, in overall fine condition, finished at $2,691.
A handsome, bulbous-bodied brilliant aquamarine freeblown pitcher, probably made by a South New Jersey glasshouse between 1830 and 1850, having gadrooned decoration flaring to the rim, made $3,802; and a freeblown utility jar produced in New England circa 1800-1840, cylindrical in shape and medium olive amber in color, with a tooled wide flared mouth, commanded $3,510.
An aquamarine freeblown creamer, likely made by a Zanesville, Ohio glasshouse between 1830 and 1850, having a bucket form body flaring to the rim with an applied hollow ear form handle, hammered for $2,925. Another possible Zanesville piece, a medium yellow amber freeblown footed bowl, cylindrical in shape and with an appealing, unusual form, sold for $1,521.
Norman C. Heckler & Company’s next auction (Select Auction 148) will be an absentee auction that will open Monday, May 8th and close on Wednesday, May 17th. Watch website for details.
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.
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