Blown Three Mold Whimsey ~ Top Hat ~ Giii-7, Geometric Ink Sunburst, Circa 1830 For Sale

Geometric Sunburst PatternInk Whimsey- Blown HatUp for sale here is this wonderful example of the Early American Glassblower's artistry and skill, a wonderfully made blown three mold Hat. Blown into a McKearin number GIII-7 Sunburst Pattern geometric ink mold to form the crown of the hat with the brim formed by the clever manipulation of the glassblower. Likely dates to sometime between 1820 and 1840 we're guessing, probably produced at one of the New England glassworks. Wonderful about perfect condition! No problems at all, just some honest base wear and scratches on the open pontilled base (upside down in the first picture above, just for fun). Measures about 2 and 1/2 inches tall, and 2 inches across at the base. Please see photos and let us know if you need more or need more information. These are getting to be quite hard to find, particularly in this about perfect condition. Getting close to 200 years old now!
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Nice pontilled base. Great GIII-7 Geometric Sunburst ink pattern. Gorgeous on all sides! _gsrx_vers_486 (GS 6.5.1 (486))

On Jul-15-13 at 19:29:18 PDT, seller added the following information:

Oh- yes- comparatively scarce, and increasingly hard to find, particularly in this about perfect condition! Thanks for your interest.

On Jul-18-13 at 11:26:56 PDT, seller added the following information:

Here are some photographs of Glass Hats and the Ink Wells they were blown from, Plate 107 of "McKearin's American Glass" above, and below is a photo of some of their drawings of particular known patterns and examples, showing a drawing of a GIII-7 Geometric Sunburst Pattern Ink Whimsey Blown Hat like this one. Further below that is another photo of the Whimsey for sale in this sale for comparison. Very similar; the glassblower of ours just chose to turn the brim up on the diamond pattern side! Thanks again for your interest! Bryan at Lakeside Great GIII-7 Geometric Sunburst ink pattern. _gsrx_vers_486 (GS 6.5.1 (486))


Blown Three Mold Whimsey ~ Top Hat ~ Giii-7, Geometric Ink Sunburst, Circa 1830

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