ITEM 10127. UMBRELLA INK, bright
golden yellow, pontil scar, 2 ½"H, inwardly rolled
mouth, mint. American, probably blown at a Mid-Atlantic Glass
House, C. 1850, rare color.
Inks with this distinctive "stop
sign" indentation on the base (thank you John April) have
long been attributed to Baltimore but it's possible that they
may have been blown at a Glass House in nearby Philadelphia or
Southern New Jersey. This sparkling, attic quality example is
blown in a shade of yellow only rarely encountered in an umbrella
ink and it's a beautifully whittled piece of glass to boot.
Price: $685 plus
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