GXIII-58 Anchor and “Spring Garden Glass Works” – Log Cabin Flask
GXIII – 58
Anchor And “Spring Garden / Glass Works” – Log Cabin Historical Flask
Prussian Blue Pint
Spring Garden Glass Works, Baltimore, Md.
This pint GXIII-58 flask is a proud product of Spring Garden Glass Works in Baltimore, Maryland, and dates circa. 1855.
On what is considered the front of the flask you will see an embossed anchor that is centered with embossed copy reading “SPRINGGARDEN” above the anchor and “GLASSWORKS” below the anchor.
The reverse of the flask depicts a log cabin which is always a popular motif on a historical flask.
Although the mold itself is common in aquamarine, it is also available in a myriad of colors including shades of light olive green and aqua which are very common. Light yellow-green, bright yellow-green, citron, light yellow-amber, gold amber, olive-yellow, olive amber and light olive green are scarce. Wine color is very rare. Dark cold blue is extremely rare along with sapphire blue, pinkish puce, red amber, and olive amber with topaz overtones. This variety of colors is rather common for a Baltimore glass factory.
What sets this deep Prussian blue example apart from all others is the color. Probably the finest color attainable with only four or five examples known.
Support Image: Auction Lot 100: Anchor And “Spring Garden / Glass Works” – Log Cabin Historical Flask, Spring Garden Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Brilliant light to medium yellowish-orange amber, applied double collared mouth – smooth base, pint; (3/8 inch of minor roughness on top edge of mouth). GXIII-58 You would be hard-pressed to find a prettier example. Color, mold impression and condition, it has it all. Fine condition. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #171
Support Image: Anchor And “Spring Garden / Glass Works” – Log Cabin Historical Flask, Spring Garden Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Rich copper puce, applied mouth with ring – smooth base, pint; (1/4 inch resin repair on ground below cabin). GXIII-58 Beautiful color and bold embossing with an attractive “orange peel’ exterior surface. Timothy and Christine Hill collection. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #159
Support Image: Auction Lot 139: “Spring Garden / Glass Works” And Anchor – Log Cabin Historical Flask, Spring Garden Glass Works, Baltimore, Maryland, 1860-1870. Brilliant sapphire blue, applied double collared mouth – smooth base, pint; (light exterior high point wear). GXIII-58 A beautiful and unique color for this mold. Fine condition. Ex Prince Cantacuzene collection, ex Charles B. Gardner collection, ex Bill Pollard collection. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #167