Jeff and Holly Noordsy

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


ITEM SP94. "SWAIM'S / PANACEA - GENUINE - PHILADELPHIA," aquamarine, rectangular with concave beveled edges, pontil scar, 7 7/8"H, applied sloping collar, a mint bottle with some light usage wear. American, C. 1830, rare.

The gentleman from whom we acquired this piece assured me that this would be the "best Swaim's Genuine I'd ever laid eyes upon" and he was absolutely correct. Heavily whittled and filled with a tumult of tiny bubbles, this is the example that others will be judged against. This is the earliest of Swaim's bottles and unlike most, this superb example is presented in uncleaned, attic-quality condition.




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