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Two Blown Cobalt and Colorless Glass Dome String Dispensers

Auction:
2731M
Lot:
63
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2731M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 15, 2014 12:00PM

Description:

Two Blown Cobalt and Colorless Glass Dome String Dispensers, 19th century, with applied transparent cobalt blue bands on top and bottom rim, (base chips), ht. 4 5/8, 5 1/2, dia. 5 3/8, 5 in., respectively.

These string dispensers were reportedly used in a Shaker herb or medicinal products shop but may also have been used in a community's trustee's office, where worldly visitors could buy Shaker products, and the string used to tie up the packages.

Estimate $200-300

Both have fairly unobtrusive chips around base.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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medicinal products, trustee

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