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Lot 278

GEORGETOWN, DC EMBOSSED CYLINDER WHISKEY BOTTLES, LOT OF TWO

Estimate: $100 - $200
Sold for

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

GEORGETOWN, DC EMBOSSED CYLINDER WHISKEY BOTTLES, LOT OF TWO, comprising an amber and an aquamarine, each of tall cylinder form vertically embossed "R.B. & A.B. CROPLEY / GEORGETOWN D.C.", applied double collar mouths and smooth bases. Circa 1880. 12 1/2" HOA.
Catalogue Note: R.B. and A.B. Cropley, sons of Samuel Cropley, took over their father's extensive grocery business as "S. Cropley & Sons" starting in 1869, according to an account published in 1884.

Condition

Aqua undamaged, amber fair condition with moderate sickness and wear, plus a large portion of mouth professionally reconstructed/epoxy-repaired. Amber with a smooth open bubble below "GEORGETOWN" embossing, as made.

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