Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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


extremely rare STODDARD, NH "forbes & Co/Gutta Percha - oil blacking"

ITEM 11005. "FORBES & CO / CHATHAM / SQUARE / NEW YORK - GUTTA PERCHA - OIL BLACKING - PATENT," bright golden amber, rectangular, pontil scar, 5 3/16"H, crudely applied ring mouth, a mint example with weakened embossing as is typical for this mold. Blown at a Stoddard, NH Glass Works, C. 1850, extremely rare.

This wonderful Stoddard made blacking bottle is one of a handful known without damage and an icon among embossed New England utilities.

Price: $7500 plus shipping and insurance

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