ITEM 6571. "DR TOWNSEND'S
- SARSAPARILLA - ALBANY / N Y ", golden olive amber, square,
iron pontil scar, 9 5/8"H, applied sloping collar, sparkling
attic mint. New England, probably blown at the Willington Glass
Works, C. 1850, scarce mold variation.
In his many excavations on the site of the Willington Glass Works,
Bill Steele found abundant evidence showing that these "small
lettering" Townsend bottles were in fact blown there. The
Willington made Townsend bottles are among the scarcer of the
many mold variations that can be found today. This truly perfect
example is a dandy with strong amber shading, a crusty iron pontil
scar and a beautifully crude texture.