The only known copy of a Greentown McKee two-headed chick dish, produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company of Greentown, Ind., sold for $8,100 (including buyer premium), well past its presale estimate at Magnum Auctions’ two-day Fall Harvest of Antiques sale Sept. 9-10. Known as Greentown Glass by enthusiastic collectors, the rare chick dish entered the auction with a presale estimate of $2,500-$4,500.
While Greentown Glass’s animal-covered dishes (rabbit, dolphin, hen, cat) are plentiful, the chocolate glass, double chick on nest dish is the only known one of its kind.
Despite a relatively high production rate during its nine-year existence (1894-1903), Greentown Glass came in unique patterns, clear glass clarity, outstanding colors (Greentown is probably most famous for its opaque brown or chocolate glass), and unique animal-covered dishes, all contributing to its collectability. The National Greentown Glass Association, Inc., a non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of Greentown Glass preservation and collecting.
Click here to view the final results from the entire Magnum Auctions’ two-day Fall Harvest of Antiques sale.
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