PRESSED EIGHT-PANEL TULIP CELERY GLASS, deep fiery opalescent bowl with eight-scallop rim, joined by a wafer to a colorless free-blown baluster-form stem and an applied circular foot with polished pontil mark. Pittsburgh area, possibly Bakewell, Pears & Co. 1845-1865. 8 1/4" high, 5 1/4" diameter rim, 3 5/8" diameter foot.
Reference: Parallels Innes, p. 251, pl. 255, fig. 2; p. 252, "Three museums and two private collections have such a fiery opal vase".
Parallels Antiques/American Glass, vol. 2, p. 91, fig. 3.
Provenance: The Duff & Molly Allen Collection. Skinner, Inc., 6/8/97, lot #116 (one of two), $1,870. Ex-coll: Frank Innes
Note: This is probably one of the two examples that Lowell Innes mentioned were in "private collections"