Posted 8 years ago
I thought I had posted this before but sure can't find it. Detail is incredible but really hard to photograph. Has a barque at quayside with sculpted buildings(2 levels), windmill, lighthouse,palms, dutch flag & more. Sailors had to wait until bottles were chipped around the mouth & couldn't get refilled anymore to get them for free. This has that feature. This bottle was made in CA but found in Italy. During the CA gold rush, crews would desert ship for the gold fields & ships were stranded until crews could be obtained by any means necessary. many ships were stranded for many months.
Did a search on the bottle a while back & it dates to the 1850's from San Francisco. In raised letters: ROSEDALE OK WHISKY & surrounding this in an oval SIEBE BROS. & PLACEMANN . S.F. SOLE AGENTS.
Wish I knew the value & who buys such things but all searches just find much more modern pieces while this is museum quality. The bottle even is a collector's item.
Can't decide on category so will list as electronics since staff will change it anyway.