ITEM 7103. DIP MOLDED SNUFF JAR,
golden olive amber, rectangular, tubular pontil scar with some
iron residue, 4 9/16"H, tooled and flared mouth, mint. Blown
at a New England Glass House, C. 1830.
Retaining its original glass brilliance and showing few signs
of wear, this perfectly preserved snuff jar is a superb example
of its type. The bottle was likely blown in the 1830s, post-dating
the "chestnut glass" snuffs made in Connecticut and
pre-dating the two-piece molded snuffs that were later blown
at Stoddard and other New England Glass Houses. Snuffs of this
type were created with the use of shallow dip molds to give general
shape and then expanded outside of the mold to completion.