ITEM 2327. UMBRELLA INK, brilliant purple
amethyst, octagonal, smooth base, 2 5/8"H x 2 3/8"D,
inwardly rolled mouth, mint. American, C. 1865, rare color.
This astounding umbrella ink was discovered in Maine roughly
six years ago and though the piece has changed hands several
times between my friend Drew Simmons and myself, the bottle has
not been "on the market" since its original sale on
eBay in the mid90s. We sold a similar umbrella late last year
and though we at that time noted that "none can match the
eye appeal of (this) smooth based beauty," I happily stand
corrected, as this little gem is equally beautiful and perhaps
even a bit cruder. Best of all, the piece is a clearer amethyst
than other examples in this color range and as a result, one
does not need strong backlighting to bring out the brilliance
of the color. It should also be noted that the piece is of attic
quality and it is NOT a dug bottle as are most of the known amethyst
umbrellas. We are VERY pleased to offer this fine ink and as
with any piece that we sell, we GUARANTEE your complete satisfaction.
THIS IS A GREAT ONE!!!!