Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

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ITEM 7330. BLACK GLASS BOTTLE WITH APPLIED AND ENGRAVED SILVER SEAL, deep olive amber, dip-mold cylinder, sand chip pontil scar, quart, applied sloping collar with ring, mint. American, probably blown at the Baltimore Glass Works, early Nineteenth century.

Though most often associated with their brightly colored flasks of the mid Nineteenth century, glassmaking began in Baltimore in 1800 and the area was the source of many types of black glass bottles in their earlier years. Credit must be given to Dale Murschell who informed me of the telltale vertical mold marks at this bottle's base edge that are the hallmark of a Baltimore made bottle. Of added interest is the applied silver (at least we believe it to be) seal with the crudely rendered engraving reading "S / Jones / 1808."



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