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Lot 373

ENGLISH DATED 1728 APPLIED SEAL BLACK GLASS BLADDER ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE

Estimate: $500 - $800
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$500 $50
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$3,000 $250
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ENGLISH DATED 1728 APPLIED SEAL BLACK GLASS BLADDER ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE, dark olive-green/black, side-flattened onion or bladder form, applied seal at side/shoulder embossed "I- E / 1728" in matrix, laid-on thin collar/rim below the plain mouth, kicked-up base with wide disk pontil scar. Dated 1728. 8 1/8" H.
Literature: Parallels Van den Bossche - Antique Glass Bottles, p. 85, pls. 29 and 30.
Catalogue Note: Unlisted in David Burton's Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900 and the families who owned them. The disk pontil scar suggests English manufacture, and the dash through the first letter of the seal suggests the initials might be "J. E.", but further research will be required to confirm this bottle's origin. For the moment, it speaks for itself as a unique early sealed bottle of appealing bladder form with outstanding patina.

Condition

Good condition, heavily worn with dull hazy surface, having been excavated and showing very heavy patina with etching and degradation, and rainbow or brown discoloration throughout, especially at underside.

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