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WOODSTOCK VALLEY, CT - Prices soared as the autumn leaves fell at the Heckler October 27th antique bottle and glass auction. The auction consisted of 100 bottles and glass related items that included fine example from several major bottle and glass collecting categories.
Results were particularly strong in the historical flask category with more Record Setting Prices achieved. Hecklers March 2010 auction had previously set the record for an antique glass bottle, a General Washington/ eagle flask, GI-14, circa 1820, in a deep sapphire blue, that realized a then unheard of $100,620 with buyers premium.
But the record was soon broken in this auction - an 1820–40 historical flask with a bust of General Jackson on one side and an eagle on the other was made by John Robinson Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, PA., and was highly sought after for its condition, rare color, (a brilliant yellow green), and a very strong embossing. The flask was estimated at $40,000/$80,000 but sold for a record-breaking $176,670 with buyer’s premium!
Prices were similarly strong for other flasks and glass items across other antique glass categories. A Philadelphia General Washington/ Eagle flask, GI-14, circa 1820, in a deep sapphire blue achieved $69,030, and a Washington bust and “Albany Glass Works/Albany NY” sailing frigate portrait flask, 1847–50, in a rare brilliant yellowish-olive color achieved $51,480. A “Jenny Lind” bust “(Glasshouse)/S. Huffsey” portrait calabash flask, probably Isabella Glass Works, New Brooklyn, N.J., 1845–60 in a beautiful sapphire blue quart sold for $36,270.
Other highlights included a Washington bust portrait flask,Albany Glassworks, in golden amber which brought more than twice its high estimate at $34,000 and a rare eagle and cornucopia historical flask, Pitkin Glass Works, Manchester, Conn., in a pale yellow-olive, which sold for $36,270.
Other glass items in the sale included a pleasing variety of freeblown glass, bitters, seal wine bottles, medicines and more. A rare and beautiful pattern molded creamer in a ten-diamond pattern, Zanesville Glass Works, Zanesville, Ohio, 1820–50, sold for $17,550.
Another interesting and rare item was a wine bottle with “W/Floyd/1790” seal, possibly American, brought $9,945. Thought to be one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence William Floyd was born in 1734 on Long Island, New York and died in 1821 on land acquired along the Mohawk River. Floyd was also a Major General in the army of the Revolutionary War.