Examples from the SAXE Collection at the Glass International table at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show
The SAXE Collection – Glass International Auction 24
07 March 2012
When I was at the Baltimore Antique Bottle Show this past weekend I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful fellow named John E De Caro (Medford, New Jersey) with Glass International. I was also able to see some of the great blue bottles and glass from the Bob and Marie Saxe New York city collection that were on display. Let me tell you, the glass was gorgeous!
According to John, The Saxe’s Madison Avenue apartment in New York city was perched high on the 16th floor and was a living work of art painted in blue bottles and glass.
According to Bob Saxe, it was “the most beautiful color a bottle could be made in.”
Glass International now proudly presents Absentee Auction 24 “The Bob & Late Marie Saxe Collection” of select blue bottles, flasks and blown glass on 22 March 2012. I have posted a few of my favorites below, but I would like to send everyone to their website and the auction.
Exceptional Pittsburgh, Pa, open pontil fruit jar with original metal closure, c.1850, shimmering example ( similar example pictured on color plate VII in “Bottles , Flasks and their Ancestor”) ; a striking 24 rib Midwestern club bottle, great impression, beautiful color, light as a feather; an outstanding 16 rib “pop corn” pocket flask attributed to Mantua ,Ohio, c.1828, unique!
Unique blue cathedral pepper sauce unknown in this depth of color; embossed open pontil “Provost, Miller, Wells” pepper sauce, beautiful whittle; a wonderful rectangular “plume” fancy cologne, also beautiful whittle, open pontil.
Important, deep sapphire, GIX-38, embossed BP&B/ Fleur- de- lis, lead glass, Bakewell Page and Bakewell, Pittsburgh, Pa, c.1832, ex. Charlie Gardner, ex. Bill Polard, ½”internal hair line crack on side, seen with loop, otherwise perfect!
GII-24 Louisville Kentucky double eagle historical flask, pint, more sapphire blue tone, crisp, vibrant, great impression with strong color, a super example.
GI-104 “Jenny Lind” quart calabash, Ravenna, Ohio, beautiful color, good impression and clarity; GXIII-52 “Baltimore Glass Works” sheaf of wheat quart calabash , cobalt blue, crisp and clean with good impression.
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.