Some real standouts in the Heckler McCandless Session II

It is looking like Historical Flask prices continue to dominate the news in recent sales and auctions. The pieces are dominating the bidding. The well run Heckler | Thomas McCandless Collection: Session II auction was no exception. I’ve posted a few of the standouts. Costs do not include house premiums which I will adjust when posted.

Lot #2 “Genl Taylor” And Bust – “Fells Point / Balto” And Monument Portrait Flask, Baltimore Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1830-1850. Puce with a gray overtone, inward rolled mouth – tubular pontil scar, pint. GI-73 Fine condition, extremely rare color, beautiful. Ex Edmund & Jayne Blaske collection. Note on the bottom by Tom indicating “one of my favorites”. $21,000 ($24,570.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #2 "Genl Taylor" And Bust - "Fells Point / Balto" And Monument Portrait Flask

Lot #2 "Genl Taylor" And Bust - "Fells Point / Balto" And Monument

Lot #11 Washington – Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Puce, sheared mouth – pontil scar, quart; (some exterior high point wear on each of the busts). GI-37 Exceptional color, fine condition. Ex Edmund and Jayne Blaske collection. $21,000 ($24,570.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #11 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #11 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #11 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #12 Washington – Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1860-1870. Sapphire blue, applied heavy sloping collared mouth – smooth base, quart. GI-54 Beautiful color, great condition. Ex Scholl collection. $15,000 ($16,380.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #12 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #12 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #21 Sheaf Of Wheat – Five Pointed Star Pictorial Flask, possibly Bulltown Glass Works, Bulltown, New Jersey, 1845-1860. Bright yellow green with deeper profuse olive green striations, applied double collared mouth – iron pontil mark, quart. GXIII-38 Fine condition, unlisted and beautiful color. Ex Robert Pattridge collection #281. $11,000 ($12,870.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #21 Sheaf Of Wheat - Five Pointed Star Pictorial Flask

Lot #21 Sheaf Of Wheat - Five Pointed Star Pictorial Flask

Lot #21 Sheaf Of Wheat - Five Pointed Star Pictorial Flask

Lot #22 Washington – Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Light to medium gray blue with deeper profuse blue horizontal striations, sheared mouth – pontil scar, quart. GI-43 Exceptional example, strong embossing, unlisted and beautiful color. Ex George Austin collection. $36,000 ($42,120.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #22 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #22 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #22 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #30 “Wheat. Price & Co Wheeling’ Va.” And Short Haired Bust – “Fairview / Works” and Factory Portrait Flask, Wheat Price and Company Manufacturers, Wheeling, West Virginia (Virginia), 1820-1840. Light blue green, sheared mouth – pontil scar, pint. GI-115 Fine condition, strong embossing, beautiful color. Ex Edmund and Jayne Blaske collection. $19,000 ($22,230.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #30 "Wheat. Price & Co Wheeling' Va." And Short Haired Bust - "Fairview / Works"

Lot #30 "Wheat. Price & Co Wheeling' Va." And Short Haired Bust - "Fairview / Works"

Lot #30 "Wheat. Price & Co Wheeling' Va." And Short Haired Bust - "Fairview / Works"

Lot #38 Washington – Taylor Portrait Flask, Dyottville Glass Works, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1840-1860. Yellow, sheared mouth – tubular pontil scar, pint. GI-44 What a great color, strong embossing. An exceptional bottle. Ex Scholl collection. $18,000 ($21,060.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #38 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #38 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #38 Washington - Taylor Portrait Flask

Lot #94 Masonic Arch and Emblems – Eagle Historical Flask, probably Keene Marlboro Street Glassworks, Keene, New Hampshire, 1820-1830. Light bluish green with wide profuse amethyst striations, heavy tooled round collared mouth – pontil scar, pint. Probably GIV-8 Beautiful bottle, great color, fine condition. A big heavy “2 pounder”. Ex Sam Laidacker. $17,000 ($19,890.00 includes 17% buyers premium)

Lot #94 Masonic Arch and Emblems - Eagle Historical Flask

Lot #94 Masonic Arch and Emblems - Eagle Historical Flask

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 Some real standouts in the Heckler McCandless Session II

  1. Dana Charlton-Zarro says:

    Marvelous bottles sold with finesse! Thank you for posting these.

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