Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts

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VERY RARE BOSS' PATENT INK - MINT

ITEM 5653. "BOSS' / PATENT" UMBRELLA - TYPE INK, deep aquamarine, unusual corset-waisted six-sided form, pontil scar, 2 7/8"H, inwardly rolled mouth, mint. American, C. 1850, very rare.

Recently discovered at a local flea market, this rare and beautiful ink is the first we have had the pleasure of offering. Not listed by Covill, examples of this ink were found in the collections of both Bob Heath and Watt White but many of the major ink collectors are still without a specimen of this unusual embossed pontil ink. I have heard it said that the Boss' was blown at Lockport and Lancaster and though that is certainly possible, we have hedged our bets and simply catalogued the piece as "American."

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