Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Hand Painted Antique Glass Bottle

In Bottles > Pontiled Bottles > Show & Tell.
Pontiled Bottles28 of 401830's or 1840's food bottleOld Bottle
23
Love it
0
Like it

auraaura loves this.
Peasejean55Peasejean55 loves this.
VladimirVladimir loves this.
GTBOIGTBOI loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
geo26egeo26e loves this.
inkyinky loves this.
kerry10456kerry10456 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
GlueChipGlueChip loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
ElisabethanElisabethan loves this.
JueBooJueBoo loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
ATTWOODATTWOOD loves this.
dcleedclee loves this.
southcopsouthcop loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
Moonstonelover21Moonstonelover21 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
lundylundy loves this.
See 21 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 6 years ago

    Uxbridgeite
    (8 items)

    My Dad bought this bottle in the late 70s. I recall someone offering him $1,500 in the early 80s but he would not sell. I can't find any markings or signatures on the bottle. The bottle is hand blown and could be from the 1800s. It could be just a piece of folk art. Overall the bottle is 12" high and about 8" in diameter at the largest point. I like the birds that appear to be Orioles or some type of Finch. I just love the piece. Opinions or comments are welcome.

    logo
    Pontiled Bottles
    See all
    Dr. Townsends Sarsapapilla Pontiled Bottle Albany, NY Olive Green Honey Amber
    Dr. Townsends Sarsapapilla Pontiled...
    $337
    Ex-rare Open Pontil Western Medicine Bottle ~ DR. KELLY'S MEDICINE (Marysville)
    Ex-rare Open Pontil Western Medicin...
    $90
    Early GI-112 Kossuth US MISSISSIPPI S. Huffsey Calabash Flask Graphite Pontil
    Early GI-112 Kossuth US MISSISSIPPI...
    $113
    ANTIQUE BOTTLE SODA EKB AERATED SODA WATER CHICAGO ILL COBALT PONTILED IP IL
    ANTIQUE BOTTLE SODA EKB AERATED SOD...
    $70
    logo
    Dr. Townsends Sarsapapilla Pontiled Bottle Albany, NY Olive Green Honey Amber
    Dr. Townsends Sarsapapilla Pontiled...
    $337
    See all

    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      I think that may be very early glass bottle & maybe even pre 1800's.
      When I bought that 300+ yr old great house in St. Eustatius(NA), there was a wine cellar in the stone cellar with a lot of old wines in a rack. During a party, we brought them up & decided to see if any were still good.(some were). We got trashed, as was our habit back then & I saved the bottles and washed them as they were really old. Tourists would ask to look at the house & I have no problem with that & several days after that party, a tourist was looking around & spotted the old bottles on the kitchen counter & picked up one and proclaimed, "this is a rare '(blah, blah)' bottle and worth about 800-$1,000. No telling what it would be worth if it were full!" I could bring myself to tell him it had been full several days earlier & gave him the bottle! The poor guy kept saying he couldn't possibly accept such a rare bottle but I forced it on him as I was in the business & money meant nothing then. He was obviously a serious collector & it went into good hands. I'm sure he is still showing that bottle & telling the story behind it.
      Sorry to take up so much room here but it was a funny story. I just didn't want that bottle sitting on a shelf as a reminder of what we had done! Can't even remember if it was good wine!!
    2. Uxbridgeite Uxbridgeite, 6 years ago
      blunderbuss2, I love the story. If I found drinkable stuff in my younger days then it would have gone the same way as your story. Everyone does something they later regret. I think about all the things I sold, didn't care about, or passed up on as a kid. Wish I could go back and pay a little more attention this time around. Live and learn!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Glad you enjoyed it as it's a true story. I am kind-of hoping that that surprised guy follows bottles on CW so we could share some laughs. That was in the early 80's. The Queen of The Netherlands bought the house & donated it to the island for a museum. My name is on the list of owners on the brochure.
      Love your bottle & we found similar ones on "Statia". Oh, the stories I can tell about my 8 1/2 yrs living on that speck of an island! 3 cars going down the same road in the same direction in 1 day was considered a parade! No crime, no drugs & no reason to lock doors or even take the keys out of the ignition in your car.
    4. earlyglassman, 6 years ago
      This is an early New England globular bottle, 1780-1820s. Decoration could have been any time, but it certainly looks 19th century. I collect, and would be interested! earlyglass@gmail.com Thanks, Mike

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.