Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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




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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