Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

PUCE AMETHYST OVERSIZED HANDLED WHISKEY JUG

ITEM 7761. HANDLED WHISKEY JUG, deep puce amethyst, globular body with applied solid glass handle, pontil scar, 8 ½"H, applied sloping collar, mint. American, probably blown at a Baltimore, MD Glass House, C. 1850, rare.

Although appearing quite dark in reflected light, strong backlighting reveals that this fine oversized whiskey jug is a deep puce amethyst in color. Our sense is that the jug is a Baltimore made piece but one could also make the case for it to have been blown in Southern New Jersey.


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