Australian Target Balls

Australian Target Ball 001 Australian Target Ball 004 Australian Target Ball 002
1. This is an extremely rare ball in a most unusual pattern. Likely, under a dozen known. One hasn't surfaced in quite a few years. 2. Nothing is known about these rare balls, except that the amber seems to be even rarer than the deep cobalt ball. 3. Medium electric cobalt blue, diamond pattern with two blank circular panels, embossed "FBH", the target ball was made by Fredric Bolton Hughes, owner of the South Australian Glass Bottle Company from 1896–1913.
Australian Target Ball 003    
4. Here is a close-up of the embossing on the base of ball No. 3. It is one of the few balls that give enough information to identify where and when it was made.