Connecticut – The Willington Glass Works Colors
From New England glass collector Michael George:
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The Willington Glass Works in CT was in business for an astounding 57 years from 1815-1872. The earlier production was most earthy tone olive and olive-amber colors. Here are 3 earlier pieces, all appear to have been made from the same dip mold and have very similar pontil scars.
Later Willington products offered a wider range of colors… here are 4 Willington quart flasks in very diverse colors.
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.