• Utility
Lot 376

ENGLISH FREE-BLOWN BLACK GLASS ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE

Estimate: $400 - $600
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$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 green/black, 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 sand 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 wide chip to collar, a few other flakes and shallow losses to collar elsewhere, routine surface scratching. Excavated and patinated surface with dull overall haze, light etching and wear/degradation, and rainbow discoloration especially to interior; a rough "V" shaped gap to upper edge of mouth, almost certainly as made.

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