Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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

 

EXCEPTIONAL EARLY SNUFF OR BLACKING BOTTLE - UNIQUE EXAMPLE?

 

ITEM 9645. SNUFF BOTTLE, greenish aquamarine, square with wide beveled edges, pontil scar, 4 1/8"H, delicately flared mouth, about mint (minor exterior wear). American, probably blown at a New England Glass House, 1780-1830, extremely rare.

This fascinating little snuff relates to the olive amber example shown as #8 on Plate 75 of American Glass with two notable differences; the delicately flared lip and the unusual color of the glass. This is only example of this type known to us and though I have catalogued the piece as New England, it is also possible that it is earlier and Southern NJ in origin. In either case, this is a delightful little snuff with tons of character.


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