Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Antique Bottles, Antique Glass and Period Decorative Arts

GUTSY OPEN PONTIL DR. WOODWORTH'S SARSAPARILLA - BIRMINGHAM, CT

ITEM 10071. "DR. WOODWORTH'S / SARSAPARILLA - BIRMINGHAM, CT," brilliant aquamarine, tubular pontil scar, 10"H, applied sloping collar, an attic quality bottle with a pinhead sized spot of roughness on the shoulder. American, C. 1850, rare.


Pitched in the 1850s as "the great Connecticut remedy," Dr. Woodworth apparently had some success promoting the efficacy of his sarsaparilla. Examples of the bottle are uncommon today however and of those we have encountered, this is by far the most attractive. The bottle is plastered with whittle and blown from a beautiful batch of brilliant bluish aquamarine bottle glass. The top is noticeably oversized and there are numerous bubbles in the glass, including one particularly interesting bubble in the shoulder area.


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