The one identified copy of a Greentown McKee two-headed chick dish, produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Firm of Greentown, Ind., offered for $8,100 (together with purchaser premium), nicely previous its presale estimate at Magnum Auctions’ two-day Fall Harvest of Antiques sale Sept. 9-10. Generally known as Greentown Glass by enthusiastic collectors, the uncommon chick dish entered the public sale with a presale estimate of $2,500-$4,500.
Whereas Greentown Glass animal coated dishes (rabbit, dolphin, hen, cat) are plentiful, the chocolate glass, double chick on nest dish is the one identified one in every of its form.
Regardless of a comparatively excessive manufacturing fee throughout its nine-year existence (1894-1903), Greentown Glass got here in distinctive patterns, clear glass readability, excellent colours (Greentown might be most well-known for its opaque brown or chocolate glass) and distinctive animal coated dishes, all contributing to its collectability. The National Greentown Glass Association, Inc., a non-profit group, is devoted to the promotion of Greentown Glass preservation and amassing. Click on here to view closing outcomes for Day 1 and click on here for Day 2 outcomes from the Magnum Auctions’ Fall Harvest of Antiques sale.