ITEM 5286. FREEBLOWN HAT WHIMSEY,
brilliant bluish aquamarine, pontil scar, 1 7/16"H, tooled
rim, mint. New England, quite possibly blown at the Lake Dunmore
Glass Works, Salisbury, VT, C. 1840. Ex. Matt King Collection.
Bought years ago in Northern New England, this wonderful freeblown
hat is quite possibly a product of the short-lived Lake Dunmore
Glass Factory. (One might also make an argument for Keene Manufacture
but in any case, the piece is almost certainly blown at one of
the two houses
) It is the hat's exquisitely simple form
and brilliant glass that makes it a piece any collector would
love to own!