A Rarity in Connecticut Glass


A Rarity in Connecticut Glass

30 September 2015

Apple-Touch-IconAIncoming e-mail and pictures of a killer Sheaf of Wheat – “Westford Glass Co” Pictorial Flask, Westford Glass Works, Westford, Connecticut, 1860-1872. Photographs are so nice! Just a reminder, that we are open to all suggestions for a post. Please step up and share your news and finds.

Dear Ferdinand:

A while back I had asked if it would be OK to send a few pictures on my new Westford flask for the gallery on your site. While I don’t believe the bottle reaches “killer” status at your site, it’s still a pretty rare thing. In fact, Mark Vuono had e-mailed me and said that he is aware of only five pontiled examples in existence.

Anyway, please see attached pictures and feel free to attach my name to them. Also, if you decide to post them, I really wanted to be sure and give credit to the photographer. The credit might read: A Rarity in Connecticut Glass – Douglas Gagne (Photography by Cynthia Russo) or something along those lines.

Thanks again for your consideration – hope to actually meet one day!

Best regards,



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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