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Lot 403

ASSORTED APPLIED SEAL UTILITY BOTTLES, LOT OF THREE

Estimate: $100 - $200
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Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

ASSORTED APPLIED SEAL UTILITY BOTTLES, LOT OF THREE, comprising a light green heavily patinated Latvian Riga Balsam flask with blank or indistinguishable applied shoulder seal, a blue cylindrical bottle with seal embossed "EMMA / QUELLE", and an olive green wine bottle shoulder-sealed "HUILE D'OLIVE / A. Raymond . / SURFINE CLARITIEE". Together with a pair of amber free-blown globular or chestnut whiskey/decanter bottles each with applied handles and rough pontil scars to undersides. Five pieces total. Various makers. Early to mid 19th century. 5" H Riga Balsam, 11 1/2" HOA.
Literature: Riga balsam parallels Van den Bossche - Antique Glass Bottles, p. 291, pl. 237.

Condition

Excellent condition overall, Riga Balsam excavated and with heavy sickness and residue as mentioned, most other bottles undamaged except wine bottle with a couple small open bubbles to body and heel and with a jagged chip to mouth. American handled chestnut with discoloration at juncture of applied mouth and neck, an unusual annealing flaw, as made.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.