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.