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THE ANSWER:  Probably a Boston and Sandwich Blue Poinsettia on Latticinio Ground, Lutz rose center, c1869.  Special thanks to Jerry Gard for this picture.

Why probably?  This is a good example of how difficult it is to be sure.  It could be a New England Glass Company Poinsettia. 

You could argue the case either way:

  • Lutz Rose center:   Always associated with Boston & Sandwich 
  • Leaves:   Sandwich type, NEGC leaves are different 
  • Latticinio: Almost always NEGC.  There are very few examples (if any) of Sandwich weights which use latticinio
  • Flower petals:  Could be labeled either way, but some writers say the shape of the petals and the arrangement is NEGC
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