UPDATE: This is a new auction record for an (empty) antique bottle. The closing price was $133,000 and with the 15 percent buyer premium was $152,950
Bottle collectors are keeping a close eye this week on the current Glass Works Auction sale. The bidding on lot 169 has exceeded $100,000 and could double that amount.
The battle is on for a perfect example of a Columbia / Eagle flask from Kensington Glassworks in Pennsylvania. It is one of three known examples in cobalt blue.
Here is a direct link to the auction lot: