• Sodas/Beers
Lot 286

GEORGETOWN, DC TORPEDO SODA WATER BOTTLE

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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 TORPEDO SODA WATER BOTTLE, light green, embossed "HENKE & MAACK", applied round blob mouth, rounded bottom which does not stand up. Circa 1850. 9" L.
Catalogue Note: Amusingly discussed in Jim Sears' article in the Oct. 2010 edition of The Potomac Pontil, the newsletter of the Potomac Bottle Collectors' Club. Sears states that the "torpedo shape and early date of manufacture combine to make this one of the most desirable Washington, DC bottles."

Condition

Very good condition with heavy exterior wear and scratching/scuffing plus moderate sickness, original surface having never been tumbled; rainbow bruise at upper lip with light chipping and nicking associated.

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