Glass International Presents
THE BOB & LATE MARIE SAXE COLLECTION, PART 1
ABSENTEE AUCTION 24, MARCH 22, 2012
FEATURING A SELECT OFFERING OF RARE & BEAUTIFUL BLUE BOTTLES, FLASKS, AND BLOWN GLASS.
THE SAXE COLLECTION IS UNIQUE, PROBABLY THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF BLUE BOTTLES IN THE UNITED STATES IF NOT THE WORLD WITH OVER SIX HUNDRED DIVERSE EXAMPLES REPRESNTING ALL CATEGORIES.
1-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!
2-GII-24 Louisville Kentucky double eagle historical flask, pint, more sapphire blue tone, crisp, vibrant, great impression with strong color, a super example.
3-Only known quart in blue, authentic GIII-6 Blown Three Mold quart decanter, Sandwich, c.1828 (tested at Winterthur Museum); a unique GII-18 , possibly Sandwich mug, made from the inkwell mold, the only known example in blue, some restoration ; a rare GI-20 cruet, very hard to find, great shade of blue.
4-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.
5-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.
6-A rare “Wynkoops & Co’s Tonic Mixture, New York, Fever & Ague, Warranted to cure”, light blue bubbly glass, lots character and crudity.
7-Exceptional chestnut & pockets bottles including a Wistar pocket flask in blue, unique (tested at Winterthur), very heavy; an extremely rare 16 rib American Pitkin bottle in clear blue; a Prussian blue poison flask, Keene NH; Midwestern 18 rib Pitkin bottle, early Pittsburgh district; lastly a 3 ¾” 18th c. American chestnut bottle in deep blue, probably South Jersey.
8-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!
9-GIX-11 pint scroll, applied round collar, an exceptional scroll flask!
10-Dancing Indian cologne unique in deep blue, great impression, base corner restoration; figural building Fancy cologne, possibly Philadelphia; including a unique figural bust flask “Granger- T.P.S &co., NY”; a “J & C Maguire Chemists & Druggists St. Louis Mo.” territorial medicine, open pontil;
11- 18th c. South Jersey free-blown “Cann” with medial ridge handle & funnel foot,c.1768-75, incredible shade of sapphire.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A CATALOG FOR AUCTION 24 “THE BOB & LATE MARIE SAXE COLLECTION” part 1, CLOSING MARCH 22, 2012, AND GET ON OUR MAILING LIST PLEASE EMAIL
or call 609-714-2595.