• Utility
Lot 375

ENGLISH FREE-BLOWN BLACK GLASS ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE

Estimate: $400 - $600
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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

ENGLISH FREE-BLOWN BLACK GLASS ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE, very dark olive/black but with pale blue gall surface visible in indirect light, full size, wide compressed "pancake" form with inwardly tapering short neck and crude applied bladed ring/collar below the straight mouth, kicked-up base with wide disk pontil scar. 1705-1720. 5 3/4" H.
Literature: Parallels Van den Bossche - Antique Glass Bottles, p. 73, pl. 13, fig. 1.

Condition

Very good condition with one 1/2" W shallow chip to collar and a couple small routine nicks to collar elsewhere. Excavated and patinated surface with heavy dull etching and wear/degradation, and rainbow discoloration in spots; roughness to upper edge of mouth, as made.

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