ITEM JNH2. FREEBLOWN HAT WHIMSEY,
golden olive amber, tubular pontil scar, 2 ¼"H and
3 5/8" at widest point, tooled rim, mint. New England, almost
certainly blown at a Stoddard, NH Glass House, 1842-1860, ex.
Lyman and Sally Lane, ex. Woody Douglas.
This exact hat is pictured as #5 in the top row of plate 2 in
the book "A Rare Collection of Keene and Stoddard Glass."
We have owned and treasured this hat for roughly five years,
having acquired the piece from Woody Douglas. It remains the
best example of a Stoddard hat we have seen.