ITEM 5663. "JELLY OF / POMEGRANATE
/ PREPARATE - BY / DR. GORDAK / ONLY," (Greer #949), greenish
aquamarine, pontil scar, 7 1/8"H, flared lip and expanded
mouth, a mint bottle exhibiting some minor exterior wear. American,
C. 1830, a scarce bottle that is rarely found in undamaged condition.
We have seen perhaps a dozen of these interesting bottles over
the 15 years in which we have been dealing and collecting but
this is the first to my memory that does not have some form of
lip damage. As a collector of jars and wide mouth utility bottles
I have always admired the form and construction of this piece
and strongly believe it to a decade or two earlier than most
pontiled medicine bottles, probably dating to the late 1820s
or early 1830s. As is typical of the mold some of the embossed
lettering is weak but as noted previously, there is no damage
and as shown, the piece is overflowing with character and crudity.