Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction 91 Top Lots

Heckler 91 Catalog CoverThe 30 March 2011 Heckler Auction was full of great glass as usual though for the first time in a while, no Bitters Bottles were on or near center stage. There were however, two (2) fantastic flasks that I watched with interest. Both sold for big dollars. They were cataloged as follows:

Lot 52 “Jenny Lind” and Bust – Glass Factory Portrait Calabash Flask, probably Ravenna Glass Works, Ravenna, Ohio, 1845-1860. Golden Amber with root beer tone, applied collared mouth – tubular pontil scar, quart. GI-104 Exceptional color, fine condition, strong embossing, extremely rare. Est: $15,000-$30,000. This Jenny Lind ended up selling for $29,000.00.

Lot 79 “Baltimore” Below Washington Monument – “Corn fo the World” And Ear of Corn Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore. Maryland, 1840-1860. Brilliant emerald green, sheared mouth – pontil scar, half pint.  GVI-7 Brilliant, rare clear color, numerous interesting bubbles in the glass, strong embossing, exceptional. Est: $10,000-$20,000. This beauty ended up selling for $28,000.00.

Jenny Lind Calabash Flash

Lot 52 Jenny Lind Portrait Calabash Flask - Heckler 91 Auction

Corn For The World

Lot 79 Corn For The World Historical Flask - Heckler 91 Auction

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V 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. He 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. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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