ITEM 5025. "DR. GUYSOTT'S
- COMPOUND EXTRACT / OF YELLOW DOCK - & SARSAPARILLA",
(similar to Greer #702), strong bluish aquamarine, square, sand
chip pontil scar, 9 ½" H, applied sloping collar,
mint. American, probably blown at the Albany Glass Works, Albany,
NY, C. 1850, extremely rare.
Blown in the same mold as the elusive olive green Guysott bottles,
this is the very first example of its type that we have encountered.
The observant collector will note that like the Townsend bottles
also blown in Eastern New York this piece exhibits "fine
line" embossing rather than the heavy lettering typically
found on bottles of the period. There has been documentation
of Guysott bottle shards found at or near the site of the Albany
works but it is also possible that the piece was blown at the
nearby Saratoga Mountain Glass Works. In either case, this is
a STUNNING piece of glass that is awash in a myriad of seedy
bubbles and blown from a strongly tinged batch of deep bluish
aquamarine metal. If you are an advanced collector of pontiled
medicine bottles you will not want to miss this important piece!