English Glass Punch Bowl and Pressed Glass Compote, 2 items total. 1st item: Georgian Masonic engraved blown glass punch bowl having a cut and engraved bowl with Masonic symbols on a large inverted baluster knop atop a circular foot. 8 5/8" H x 8" dia. Circa 1820-1830. 2nd item: Early American press glass oversized chalice or compote, the upper bowl with cut and etched berry, flower, and wheat decoration, the lower bowl with faceted decoration. 8 1/2" H x 5 5/8" dia. Circa 1850-1860. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition with some scratching to base, one scratch to side of bowl. 2nd item: Base with scratching and fleabite to edge, no other chips or cracks.
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