ITEM 7442. LONG NECKED ALE BOTTLE,
golden olive amber, two-piece mold cylinder, tubular pontil scar,
7 1/8"H, applied sloping collar with ring, an attic quality
bottle with a TINY radiating stone in the neck. Blown at a New
England Glass House, 1830-1850, extremely rare.
Having aggressively bought, sold and collected New England utility
bottles for more than a decade it is not often that we happen
upon a bottle that it unknown to us but such is the case. Since
acquiring the piece I have learned that there is another example
known, albeit with a large crack extending across the pontil
scar. Highly unusual for any number of reasons, it is the wildly
elongated neck and deeply pushed up base that make this an especially
intriguing New England bottle.