Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

extremely crude alburgh vermont mineral water

ITEM 9603. "ALBURGH / A / SPRINGS. VT.," deep tobacco amber, cylindrical, smooth base, quart, applied sloping collar with ring, as manufactured with several onion skin open bubbles and two small, faint surface bruises surrounding tiny potstones. American, possibly blown at the Willington Glass Works, West Willington, CT, 1865-1872. Scarce.

This crudely blown Alburgh quart is of the type that current scholarship indicates was likely blown in Connecticut rather than New Hampshire. The glass is FILLED with bubbles, swirl lines and impurities and though dark, the color is very pleasing when displayed with adequate backlighting. As noted the bottle does have some minor flaws but they are not a visual distraction and the piece presents itself today just as it did when leaving the factory with no unsightly wear or post-manufacture damage.



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