This beautiful and sexy piece of glass is a CD 726 Insulator that sold for big dollars in the recent Pole Top Discoveries Auction #64 conducted by Ray Klingensmith. Ray wrote it up as follows:
Lot #227 ….. CD 726 ….. Unmarked. ….. Milky violet blue. ….. This example was the only CD 726 known in violet blue until recently, when two more surfaced, not far from Quebec City.
The CD 726 has been found in widespread areas along Canadian railways, ranging from Ontario to the Maritime Provinces. Some have surfaced on railways which were completed in 1869 and 1870, indicating this style was likely produced into the late 1860’s and possibly the early 1870’s.
They have been found in a rainbow of exotic colours, ranging from the more readily available aquas, various blues, a couple green shades, purple and cranberry red. Blackglass purple and a couple variations of blackglass olive and olive amber have also been reported.
The Canada Glass Works, in what is now Hudson, Quebec, is known to have produced threadless insulators including some CD 726’s. The company manufactured various types of glassware including ornamental wares such as lamps, thus utilizing a wide range of glass colours. Pioneer insulator collector Jack Hayes, of Pakenham, Ontario excavated the old factory site decades ago, finding fragments of various threadless styles, including the CD 726.
An abundance of milky opaque impurities in the glass add great beauty. Overpoured glass at the base creates a wonderful tilt! Excellent condition. Ex Dean Axelson, ex John Dorge. Dale Evoy collection.
Opening Bid: $6,500 Winning Price: $ 20,160.00 (including 12.0% buyer’s premium)