MW124. CATHEDRAL PICKLE JAR,
brilliant aquamarine with a strong green tone, square with fancy
cathedral arches, iron pontil scar, 11 7/8"H x 3 7/8"W,
applied mouth, a mint bottle with a bean-sized bubble on the
shoulder that is open at the surface and onionskin in depth.
Probably blown at the Willington Glass Works, West Willington,
CT, 1850-1860, ex. Norman C. Heckler collection.
This superb Willington, Connecticut pickle is a brighter than
normal example of a bottle collecting "classic" that
exhibits richer than normal color and features extremely bold
embossing with the best possible mold definition. As shown, the
glass is heavily whittled and decidedly "green" in
tone. Best of all, the bottle is of attic quality with no post-manufacture