ITEM 2319. CATHEDRAL PICKLE BOTTLE,
deep aquamarine with strong green tones (light to medium blue
green), square with fancy cathedral arches and clamshell motif,
smooth base, 8 13/16"H x 2 3/4"W, applied mouth, about
mint (some light haze in the shoulders and several bubbles that
are open at the surface and onionskin in depth). American, C.
1870, very scarce size and pattern. Ex. Terry Gillis Collection.
This richly toned pickle bottle is a scarce item indeed and it
is the smallest of the cathedral pickles that bears the "clamshell"
motif. The bottle does lack the "clock face" embossing
found on its larger brethren but it remains a VERY fancy cathedral
that is priced well under the auction result for the11 ¼"
Spiller example in similar color. ($3500 plus 12%.) YOU WILL
NOT BE DISAPPOINTED by this super piece!