Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

GEORGE MCKEARIN'S WILLINGTON BLUEBERRY BOTTLE

ITEM 8002. BLUEBERRY BOTTLE, golden olive amber, cylindrical with fluted neck and shoulders, early smooth base, 11 ¼"H, applied mouth with ring, a mint bottle retaining some content residue. Blown at the Willington Glass Works, West Willington, CT C. 1860, scarce. Ex. George S. McKearin Collection.

If you're looking for a blueberry bottle to add to your collection, this is the one. This bright, beautiful and highly whittled bottle is the exact bottle pictured as #3 on plate 73 of "American Bottles, Flasks and their Ancestry." It is one of a small lot of like bottles found in the 1920s in the vicinity of the Willington Glass Works and attributed to that factory by family history.


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