ITEM 6302. "LYNCH &
CLARKE / NEW YORK," (similar Tucker# C-2:B Type 1), olive
green, four-piece mold cylinder, sand chip pontil scar, pint,
applied sloping collar with ring, a mint bottle with two pinhead-sized
spots of lip edge roughness. Blown at the Mount Vernon Glass
Works, Mount Vernon, NY, C. 1830, scarce.
This attractive mineral water bottle was collected by a Massachusetts
couple in the 1950s and stowed away in newsprint since in the
early 1960s. The collection has just recently come to light (last
Friday, in fact!) and our current postings include more than
a dozen bottles and flasks carefully selected from a collection
of more than fifty objects.
It is this bottle's brilliant glass, boldly embossed lettering
and longer than normal neck that make an immediate impression
upon the seasoned collector. It is close inspection however,
that reveals the bottle's most interesting trait, as careful
study indicates that the piece was almost certainly blown in
a four piece mold. Though not unknown, this method of manufacture
is certainly uncommon and I believe this beautiful bottle to
have been blown in a mold used for only a short period of time.