Liking this Color for a Lafayette/Masonic Historical Flask

Lot #94 LAFAYETTE/MASONIC. GI-89 Half-pint, 6 ½”. 1815-30. Pontil. Another bottle from the West Virginia cache, this is an unusual light to medium green and entirely outside the standard olives or ambers. We’ve seen a fair amount of Lafayette flasks and this one kind of threw us for a loop. We believe this is one of the few examples in this color, possibly unique. We are aware of an 89-A that is an apple green coloration, however this example does not fit the example of that nor 89-B. Fresh to the market and one we’re happy to present, Grades a 9.7 with some very light highpoint wear but and we in fact have redone the video to make sure you see every square inch of the surface.

Catalog for Auction #54

Reminder that American Bottle Auctions | Auction 54 is closing Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 7:00 PM PDT / 10:00 PM EST.

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 Liking this Color for a Lafayette/Masonic Historical Flask

  1. Jeff Noordsy says:

    Surprised that it did not bring more $$$$.

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