ITEM 8235. THREE-PIECE MOLD "STUBBY"
BEER, deep olive green, three-piece mold cylinder, sand chip
pontil scar, 6 ½"H, applied sloping collar with ring,
as found, as made with numerous manufacturing flaws, including
an open bubble on the applied mouth. New England, probably blown
at a Stoddard Glass House, C. 1850.
If you like beautifully constructed, well formed bottles you
can stop reading now, as this is NOT the bottle for you. However,
if you like your bottles crude and ugly you'll simply have to
find space on your shelf for this sad specimen. I'm not sure
exactly what went wrong when this bottle was being blown but
it's a miracle it made it through the process. Still, it holds
water and thus on the market it did go. I remarked to Holly that
this really is the worst bottle we have ever owned and she agrees.
That's exactly why we love it!