Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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



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!




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