Rare double eagle historical flask brings $53,820 in antique bottle auction

antique bottle eagle flask

A rare and early double eagle historical flask made in Pittsburgh circa 1820-40 sold for $53,820 in an antique bottle auction. he exceptional and beautiful pint flask, in the great GII-1 mold with crisp embossing, had a sheared mouth and pontil scar. It is quite possibly the only known specimen of this bottle in the deep yellow olive color. Read More +

Washington & Clay antique bottle flask soars to $52,650

Antique flask Washington portrait

A rare portrait flask of George Washington and Henry Clay, made circa 1840-1860 by Bridgeton Glass Works, was sold for $52,650 Feb. 1, 2012 by Norman C. Heckler & Co. The portrait flask was the top lot in a session that grossed around $440,000. “Glass as an antique collecting category has drawn interest from collectors who recognize the historical significance and beauty of antique bottles and glass,” auctioneer Norman Heckler, Jr. said. Read More +

Survey of 20th Century American glass offered live and online this October

A pair of auctions with crossover appeal are planned for Oct. 1 and Oct. 22 by Woody Auction. The first, featuring the antique collection of Eugene Sandler of Florida, will boast outstanding examples of Royal Flemish, Crown Milano, other quality art glass and biscuit jars. It will be held Oct. 1 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo.
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