The GI-105 was also thought by Mckearin to have been manufactured at the Ravenna Ohio glass works.It is listed as a rare calabash flask by Mckearin for a couple of reasons.In regards to a glass works I lean towards other possibilities besides Ravenna.I believe based on the available colors that are seen on this flask that an attribution to a Pittsburgh or Wheeling West Virginia Glass works is much more in order and likely then a Ravenna Ohio one. On the Jenny Lind Side of the flask Jenny's portrait is longer and thinner then the one on the GI_104. Her hair is also arranged differently then the other Ravenna flask and the hair portrayed on the Whitney made versions.On the Jenny Lind side of the flask is a portrait of Jenny and the inscription above her that reads misspelled again JENY LIND. On the other side of the flask is a picture of a glass factory but one key difference is seen on this flask which is not seen on any other of the previously discussed versions. The factory chimney is emitting smoke like the other portraits but the difference being the Smoke is pointing almost straight up where on the GI99,100,101,102,103 and 104 the smoke on those is drifting away from the chimney top slightly down and sideways to the right.The sides of the bottle have eleven vertical ribs.This flask like the GI-104 has a disc shaped large Iron Pontil mark only.The colors this flask are listed in are Aquamarine and a very light shade of green. I wish I had pictures of this one also!!
GI-106 This is listed as one of the rarest historical Flasks. The flask has the same type of mold as the Jenny Lind bottles made at the Whitney glass works and the Ravenna glass works but differs in the spelling of Jenny Lind .This bottle has on one side of the bottle a portrait of her like all of the other Jenny Lind Flasks but spells the name correctly JENNY LIND across the top and the lettering is laid on angled rather then rounded more softly.This angled feature is also seen on the Ravenna made GI-104. On the other side of the flask is a picture of a large tree in foliage with clusters of small fruit beneath the tree. On the left side under the tree at the ground level are 7 globular shaped pieces of fruit.On the right side there are 5 pieces of similar fruit.The sides of the bottle have eleven verticle ribs.This bottle has a very sharp pontil. The flask has been identifyed only twice. One in Aquamarine is on display at the Corning museum.The other Emerald green was seen once by glass historian Sam Laidacker. The location of that bottle are a mystery but the day it resurfaces you will see a record price paid for a bottle if it makes it to a glass auction. I have a picture of the tree side from my trip to the Corning museum of glass two summers ago.
The last bottle is the infamous GI-107 Fislerville flask which has a ton of poorly made copied versions all over the collecting community,eBay,auctons houses,and flea markets. The original bottle was made at the Fislerville Glass Works in 1851 up until at least 1856 when the works were sold to John Moore and the name changed to the Moore Brothers in 1857. This is the best looking of all of the Jenny Lind bottles as the detail is sharp and the portrait of Jenny is much more life like particularly her hair, then on the other versions which show Jenny with droopy dog eared like hair and the face and clothing are very plain and barley discernible.On one side of the bottle is the portrait of Jenny. The detail is much sharper and the image portrayed is of a very glamorous Jenny probably the concert hall Jenny look. Laid across the top of her Portrait the lettering JENNY LIND and like the GI-106 the letters are angled not softly curved across the top. On the other side the infamous factory and the ornaments that are laid on around the factory are best way to tell this original one from the poorly copied Clevenger one.On this side of the bottle is the glass factory and unlike the other Jenny Lind Flasks this one looks like a Factory not a two story house.
The smoke from the Chimney blows to the left, and the beneath the factory left and right across the bottom are barrels, Kegs and boxes which are displayed differently on this original flask then on the poorly copied version made by the Clevenger brothers in the 1930s.Beginning at the roof line of the left hand side and traveling up and over and back down the right side of the bottle ending at a point directly across from the starting point are the words FISLERVILLE GLASS WORKS which are bordered top and bottom by a pennant looking decor. The bottle is mainly seen in Southern New Jersey aqua but rarer versions have a more dark blue-green aqua,a clear yellowish-green,a clear deep green and one bottle has been reported in a very light amber but one has to think it was just another Clevenger made version and not an original.This bottle is listed as common by Mckearin. I personally own 31 of these originals yes you heard correctly 31,as I was burned once by a Clevenger made one and vowed it would never happen again. I went nuts and starting buying all of the original versions as they appeared for sale.I do own a couple of examples in a very pale green,a deep aqua with a hint of blue,and one in dark blue aqua.The majority of my collection is in your basic Southern New Jersey aqua which obviously most were produced in .