I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum


A mixture of some of my Sandwich glass as displayed in my living room along with some of my antique porcelain dog collection.

I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum

06 January 2014

Apple-Touch-IconAIncoming e-mail and pictures from Denver, Colorado collector, Sandor Fuss. I had the privilege of seeing some of these pieces in person during a recent trip to see his historical flask and bitters collection prior to Christmas.

Hi Ferdinand,

Happy New Year!

Attached are several photos of some of my new Boston and Sandwich Glass Company objects. I grew up in the town of Chatham on Cape Cod and I remember visiting the Sandwich Glass Museum when I was a kid and really liking the material. The attached pictures represent a sample of my new collection, which I have incorporated into my home décor. These particular items are in my living room, where they are displayed with some of my antique porcelain dogs. I have to say that in my opinion antique glass and porcelain look very nice together!

The best thing about Sandwich glass is the beauty, rarity and relatively low prices considering these points. I actually own several unique objects that were very fairly priced. I would encourage anyone interested in collecting glass who is horrified at the prices of Historical Flasks and Figural Bitters to collect Sandwich glass and for that matter figural whiskeys, pattern molded and blown three mold to name just a few others.




Blown Three Mold Decanter, Boston and Sandwich Glassworks, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1825 – 1840. Medium sapphire blue, semi-barrel form with shell and rib pattern, tooled wide flared mouth with correct blown and ribbed stopper – glass tipped pontil scar, Qt, ht. 11 1/8” (including stopper), perfect. GV-8. Provenance: Ex. Frank E. Jedlicka collection. MW, plate 116, #2; BK #1334. A rare colored three mold decanter. – Fuss Collection


Blown Glass Decanter with Original Stopper, clear with blue and white striping, cylindrical, 15”H, polished pontil scar, tooled and flared mouth, mint. Blown at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, MA, C. 1865. Only known example. – Fuss Collection


Blown Marbrie Pitcher, clear with red and white loopings, cylindrical with applied solid glass handle, 6 1/2”H , pontil scar, tooled mouth with exaggerated pour spout, mint. Blown at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, MA, C. 1855. Unique example. – Fuss Collection


Blown Glass Latticino Carafe, clear with thirteen blue and white canes spiraling from left to right, 7”H, polished pontil, flared mouth, mint. Blown at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, MA, C. 1865. One of three known examples. The Sandwich Glass Museum does not own a specimen of this rare and important carafe. – Fuss Collection


Figural Cologne Bottle, Boston and Sandwich Glass Works, Sandwich, Massachusetts, 1860-1888. Square monument form, brilliant medium grass green, tooled flared mouth with matching stopper – smooth base, ht. with stopper 14 1/2 inches. Similar in form to MW plate 114, #3. Ralph Finch collection. Unique with stopper. – Fuss Collection

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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