Outstanding Vintage 1900's Mary Gregory "Boy Chasing Butterflies" 8-1/2" Matched Set of Emerald Green Barber Bottles
This is a nice early 1900's example of a "Mary Gregory" Matched Set of Barber Bottles.
Mary Gregory worked for the Boston and Sandwich Glass Co., with her sister, well into the late 1880's. Mary Gregory glass often consists of children painted in enameled silhouette, usually in Victorian style that is similar to the Art of Kate Greenaway in Britain. The "Children at Play" were dressed in "Sunday Best Victorian Clothes" and shown to be playing tennis, flying kites, blowing bubbles, or other forms of playing while surrounded by various types of foliage, such as grass or ferns. These "Children at Play" figures are typically found on colored glass of large varieties. Look for additional information on this wonderfully glass in the Barber Bottle Collectors Book; Digger's Bottle Basics.
The beautiful Mary Gregory Pair of Barber Bottles, which measures 8-1/2" tall, displays a Boy Chasing Butterflies...with his net in hand.
The Mary Gregory Barber Bottles are in good condition and is without chips, cracks, or other damage with typical top rim scratches from use and gold wear. One bottle [right/see last photo] displays a mold maker abnormality which appears to be added glass on the inside base.
Mary Gregory Glass is highly collectible and this nice matched Pair will make a fine addition for your collection.
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