Jeff and Holly Noordsy

Dealers Specializing in the Sale of Early American Bottles, Glass and Period Decorative Arts

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ITEM 6598. SIDED NEW ENGLAND MEDICINE BOTTLE, olive green, chestnut-type pontil scar, 6 ½"H, applied sloping collar with ring, mint. New England, probably blown at a Connecticut Glass House, C. 1830, very rare.

This rare and highly attractive medicine or utility bottle is a fresh find from an 18th century barn in Central Connecticut. The glass texture, mouth treatment and pontil scar all point to a Coventry, Connecticut attribution though it is of course possible that the bottle was blown elsewhere in New England. The bottle's shape and distinctively tooled mouth are suggestive of an early manufacture date, perhaps the 1820s and most certainly no later than the 30s. This is the first time we have encountered this particular bottle and although it is not embossed it is rarer and arguably more attractive than embossed medicines of the period that command many thousands of dollars.





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