Corn for the World Historical Flasks

Corn for the World Historical Flasks

03 September 2011 (R•031516-Fuss Example) (R•091416)

Apple-Touch-IconAEver since I saw Tom Lines display of Corn for the World historical flasks about 5 years ago at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show I have been hooked on liking these great Baltimore Glass Works flasks. I thought I would nest some pictures here for future use in the planned FOHBC Virtual Museum of American Historical Bottles and Glass. Stay tuned as I will be adding to the post when some other greats show up.

Top Picture: Quart Corn for the World Historical Flasks – Lines Collection

Quart Corn for the World historical flasks – Newman Collection

Quart Corn for the World historical flasks – Tucker Collection

Pint Corn for the World historical flask – Heckler Auctions

Peacock Blue Quart Corn for the World historical flask GVI-4 – Heckler Auctions

Amber quart Corn for the World historical flask

Heckler Auction 100 – Lot: 13 “Baltimore” And Monument – “Corn For The World” And Partially Shucked Ear Of Corn Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Brilliant yellow amber with an olive tone, applied short sloping collared mouth – smooth base, quart. GVI-4 Beautiful color, fine condition, strong embossing. Warren “Bud” Lane collection.

Heckler Auction 100 – Lot: 21 “Baltimore” And Monument – “Corn For The World” And Partially Shucked Ear Of Corn Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Apricot puce, applied double collared mouth – smooth base, quart; (minor blemishes to include shallow bubble bursts and some exterior high point wear). GVI-4 Gorgeous brilliant color, fine condition, strongly embossed. Warren “Bud” Lane collection.

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“CORN FOR THE WORLD” / EAR OF CORN – MONUMENT / “BALTIMORE”, GVI-4), Baltimore Glass Works, ca. 1860 – 1870, peacock blue quart, smooth base, applied mouth. A lengthy crack travels from the top of the lip down through the neck, around the shoulder and halfway down one side. Striking color, and the damage is mostly away from the Ear of Corn side. – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #98

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“CORN FOR THE WORLD” / EAR OF CORN – MONUMENT / “BALTIMORE”, (GVI-4), Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, ca. 1840 – 1845, olive yellow quart, iron pontil, applied double collar mouth. A tiny flake is off the center husk of the corn. Also some slight wear. Brilliant appealing color, plenty of seed bubbles, and the flaws are minor. – Glass Works Auctions | Auction #98

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A purple Corn For The World historical flask – Sandor P. Fuss collection

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“Baltimore” And Monument – “Corn For The World” And Partially Husked Ear Of Corn Historical Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Brilliant peacock blue, applied square collared mouth – smooth base, quart; (light exterior high point wear, 1/8 inch flake from base edge). GVI-4 Amazing color, strong mold impression and generally fine condition combine to make this a most important flask. – Heckler Premier Auction #141.

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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1 Response to Corn for the World Historical Flasks

  1. Two examples added from the Glass Works Auctions | Auction #98. Peacock Blue and Olive Yellow.

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