Small collection of 13 hat and salt (pontil) Whimseys

I like when I do a general post about a specific topic and I get comments and additional information and pictures. The beauty of this site and the digital age in general, is that I can update, modify and correct as I need to. This work is now archived for everyone forever. Once something is printed, it is cast in stone.

In this case, my post Toppin’ it off with a few Glasshouse Hat Whimsies generated the following from Mike in Maine. To me, it is like Christmas or my Birthday (uh..that’s tomorrow…send Bitters Bottles!) when I get new material! Look at these great E A R L Y pieces that make a rather nice group. I will add the Hats to the previous post, but I felt like these beauties needed to be nested together. Thanks Mike.

Ferdinand,

Liked the article on whimseys you posted. Have a bunch of pics… Small collection of 13 hat and salt (pontil) whimseys. See attached.

Mike in Maine

GIII-7 Hat Whimsey attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glassworks (1820-1840)

GIII-4 Hat Whimsey attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glassworks (1820-1840)

Stiegel type footed salt (1785-1800)

Diamond Daisy Pattern Salt - Stiegel (1790-1810)

Stiegel type footed salt (1785-1800)

GII-18 Hat Whimsey attributed to New England Glass Company (1830's)

GIII-7 Hat Whimsey attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glassworks (1820-1840)

GII-18 Hat Whimsey attributed to New England Glass Company (1830's)

GII-16 Hat Whimsey attributed to New England Glass Company (1830's)

GIII-3 Hat Whimsey attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glassworks (1820-1840)

Diamond Footed Salt - Stiegel (1790-1810)

GIII-23 Hat Whimsey attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glassworks (1820-1840)

Diamond Footed Salt - Stiegel (1790-1810)

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.
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