Wednesday, April 7, 2010

BOTTLE SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE

General Washington and Bust
The rare deep sapphire blue flask General Washington and Bust (McKearin GI-14) brought $100,620 at an online Heckler Auction that ended April 2, 2010 The back of the flask pictures an eagle and the initials T. W. D. (Thomas W. Dyott was a glass maker who worked at his own factory and later at the Kensington Glass Works.) The flask has the names Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on the ridge and is also called the firecracker flask because of their 4th of July, deaths in 1826. Dyott, a smart salesman, quickly made the commemorative flask by altering the mold of an existing flask made only in aquamarine. This one came in many colors to attract more buyers. Only a few of the flasks are known in sapphire blue.

5 comments:

jewelsjj30 said...

I have a flask that is similar to the saphire one you have talked about, mine is purple in color and has an eagle on one side and a figure in the other side that wears a bandage on its head. I am not sure if its a woman or a young man. What is this worth and what is the figure called?

Anonymous said...

I have a flask looks like the same as just sold same as pictture and eagle on the other side safire blue as well would like to look into it

Anonymous said...

I understand there are so many replicas of this kind of bottle. Anyone know a good way to tell the difference?

Anonymous said...

I understand there are many replicas of this type of bottle out there. Anyone a good way to tell the difference?

carrisima said...

I have a similar flask in the blue except on one side there is a sailing ship with the name Franklin scrolled at the bottom. The opposite side has the eagle and TWD iitials. carrisima