Bellflower jug rings up $5,463 at Jeffrey S. Evans glass sale

Bellflower double vine pint jug/cream pitcher, of colorless lead glass, attibuted to M’Kee & Brothers, third quarter, 19th century 6 1/2 inches, sold for $5,463. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Bellflower double vine pint jug/cream pitcher, of colorless lead glass, attibuted to M’Kee & Brothers, third quarter, 19th century 6 1/2 inches, sold for $5,463. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

MT. CRAWFORD, Va. – Bellflower pattern articles proved the big hit at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates’ auction of 18th and 19th century glass including Early American Pattern Glass, on Sept. 28. The auction was held in conjunction with the regional meeting of the EAPG club, thus enriching meeting goers’ knowledge with an auction of wide-ranging interest to glass enthusiasts.

LiveAuctioneers.com provided Internet live bidding.

High price of the 1151-lot sale was lot 311, a Bellflower double-vine pint jug or cream pitcher of colorless lead glass, the straight-sided body with an upper shoulder and applied solid handle, which sold for $5,463 against the estimate of $2,000-$3,000. Attributed to M’Kee & Brothers and dating to the third quarter of the 19th century, the pitcher stands 6 1/2 inches high. A brilliant deep cobalt blue lead glass Bellflower spoon holder, probably from New England, realized $3,335, right in the middle of its $3,000-$4,000 estimate. Many other Bellflower pattern items realized strong prices.

A diminutive Loop pattern vase, of medium violet, with a gauffered seven-petal rim and lower compressed knop extension, on a raised octagonal baluster-form standard and square base, probably by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., made in the mid-19th century, sold for $1,610 against estimates of $600-$900. Several collectors found the color and scale irresistible.

Other colored glass items reached strong prices. A blown-molded GI-29 quart carafe, strong bluish green, exhibiting a barrel-from body with paneled shoulder, molded ring, plain neck under flanged mouth, sold for $3,738, within the $3,000-$5,000 price range (lot 15), while a Greentown No. 450 Holly Amber cake stand, in golden agate color, by the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Co., circa 1903, sold for $2,990 against the $300-$500 estimate (Lot 725).

After the auction, Jeffrey S. Evans said, “The American glass market continues its rollercoaster ride of high and low prices. Today’s collectors are presented with a great buying opportunity in numerous glass categories. More and more people are recognizing this rare chance and taking advantage. Because of this I see prices beginning a slow, but hopefully steady rebound in the near future.”

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ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Bellflower double vine pint jug/cream pitcher, of colorless lead glass, attibuted to M’Kee & Brothers, third quarter, 19th century 6 1/2 inches, sold for $5,463. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Bellflower double vine pint jug/cream pitcher, of colorless lead glass, attibuted to M’Kee & Brothers, third quarter, 19th century 6 1/2 inches, sold for $5,463. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Bellflower single vine spoon holder, brilliant deep cobalt blue lead glass, scallop and point plain-band rim, Probably New England, third quarter 19th century. Price realized: $3,335. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Bellflower single vine spoon holder, brilliant deep cobalt blue lead glass, scallop and point plain-band rim, Probably New England, third quarter 19th century. Price realized: $3,335. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Pressed loop diminutive vase, medium violet, the deep conical bowl with a gauffered, seven-petal rim, probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., 1840-1860, sold for $1,610 due to strong demand for its hue, size and shape. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Pressed loop diminutive vase, medium violet, the deep conical bowl with a gauffered, seven-petal rim, probably Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., 1840-1860, sold for $1,610 due to strong demand for its hue, size and shape. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Blown-molded GI-29 quart carafe, strong bluish green, realized $3,738. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

Blown-molded GI-29 quart carafe, strong bluish green, realized $3,738. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A Greentown No. 450/Holly Amber cake stand in Golden Agate by the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Co., circa 1903, soared to $2,990. It measured 5 3/8 inches high by 9 1/4 inches diameter. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.

A Greentown No. 450/Holly Amber cake stand in Golden Agate by the Indiana Tumbler & Goblet Co., circa 1903, soared to $2,990. It measured 5 3/8 inches high by 9 1/4 inches diameter. Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates image.