ITEM 3312. BLOWN THREE MOLD DECANTER
WITH PERIOD STOPPER, (McK# GIII-16), colorless, pontil scar,
9 5/8"H with stopper, flared mouth, mint. Keene Marlboro
Street Glass Works, Keene, NH, 1820-1840, rare color for this
Price $365 plus shipping and
Though relatively common in shades of olive and amber, the GIII-16
Keene decanter is only rarely seen in clear glass and thus it
was quite a surprise to find this piece at a local estate auction.
The decanter for some reason appeared eerily familiar and in
checking through our references, we found what appears to be
the exact decanter pictured in Helen McKearin's August 1937 Magazine
Antiques article, "Dispelling the Stoddard Myth."
It is a stretch, perhaps, to believe that the two bottles are
one in the same but the resemblance is so strong, maybe, just