The Warren C. Lane, Jr., Esquire Collection of Historical Flasks
“The American System” and Steam Vessel with American Flag – “Use Me But Do Not Abuse Me.” And Sheaf Of Rye
As many of us watched the closing of this great auction last night, I find myself very interested in the example of “The American System” historical flask. During my second visit earlier this month to see the great Vuono collection of historical flasks in Connecticut, I could not help but to admire an example of this flask that seemed to get so much attention. This gorgeous flask is early, (1820 – 1840) and historically significant. It is also one the of the finest pieces of glass made in the Pittsburgh district. The Heckler write-up is noted below with the auction pictures. You will also find at the bottom of this post a Decanter ca. 1826-35 made by Bakewell, Page & Bakewell that resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lot: 31 “The American System” And Steam Vessel With American Flag – “Use Me But Do Not Abuse Me.” And Sheaf Of Rye Historical Flask, probably Bakewell, Page, and Bakewell Manufacturers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1820-1840. Clear light green, sheared mouth – pontil scar, pint. GX-21 One of the great rarities in American historical flasks. This example is exceptional with strong embossing, brilliant color, great condition. Ex Dr. Charles Osgood collection, Warren “Bud” Lane collection.