Barton & Son’s Unembossed ‘Sanded’ Target Ball
Barton & Son’s
Unembossed ‘Sanded’ Target Ball
E. Barton & Son’s, Stourbridge, England
Mottled Light Blue and Turquoise
Provenance: Ex: Ralph Finch Collection, American Glass Gallery
This interesting specimen is the second of three examples in our museum of the previously unknown Barton & Son’s unembossed “Sanded” target ball from England. Quite a few of these target balls were found in a wooden box in an old storage building under renovation in England in 2005. No other examples have shown up to date.
This 2-5/8″ diameter glass ball is in an interesting mottled light blue and turquoise coloration with specks of green scattered throughout. It has a rough sanded finish and was made in a 2-piece mold with a wide neck with a sheared and factory ground mouth. The ball is in perfect condition.
Mike O’Malley reported on this find and the four variants in an article in the September October 2008 issue of the FOHBC Bottles and Extras magazine. [click to read]
Read: Barton Balls Exciting Find of Rare Target Balls By Mike O’Malley
Read: What are target balls? I’m glad you asked! By Ralph Finch
Support: Reference to American Glass Gallery, The Ralph Finch Collection of Target Balls, Traps and Shooting Ephemera, An Absentee Auction in Six Parts – 2017-2019