Cambridge Nearcut, Cambridge
Although commonly referred to as the Cambridge cologne or barber bottle, this piece is part of the Cambridge Wheat Sheaf family. It stands 8 1/2 inches tall and is found almost exclusively in green, although marigold is known. Green examples with good stoppers sell in the $400 to $550 range, although one brought $1,450 in 2015. A marigold example sold in 2005 for $1,250 and another (or perhaps the same one) sold in 2015 for $2,000. Some with clear stoppers sell for almost as much as with original stoppers, but without a stopper the value will be a fraction of a complete example. The whiskey decanter above is quite rare; only a few have sold in the last 10 years. This green example with a clear stopper and a crack sold for $275 in 2003. In 2010, a green example with minor nicks on the stopper sold for $2,200. Another green one, with stopper damage, sold for $1,900 in 2013.

Cambridge Near Cut creamers, mugs, and tumblers

Comments by Alan and Lorraine Pickup

6/22/16