EXTREMELY RARE BLUE BOTTLE GLASS VASE
7”h., 10 1/2”h., with ball, sapphire blue, bottle glass, bulbous body with curvaceous sides, tapering inward then flaring outward to form a trumpet shape top, applied baluster, applied circular foot, glass tippet pontil, also comes with matching ball cover: attributed to the Lockport Glass Works, Lockport, N.Y., c.1830-40, possibly a South Jersey bottle factory, mint condition.
ex. Collection John Tiffany Gotchen; ex. Duff Alan
This is the only period American pedestal vase known in sapphire blue bottle glass. This classic early vase style is found mostly in aquamarine, rarely amber. The metal is similar to what is used for historical flasks, beautiful texture, with impurities and bubbles. It is the combination of both the mastery and material employed that makes this petite and delicate vase like no other; one of the rarest American blue bottle glass vases known!