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Very Nice pontiled Late 1850's- Early 1860's Umbrella Ink Bottle

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Ink Bottles41 of 52Cobalt blue umbrella ink bottleAntique  1800's Japanese Ink Bottle
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Posted 6 years ago


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Here is another nice estate sale find from last weekend. This is an Umbrella Ink bottle, most likely from the late 1850‘s-early 60's.
As you can see, it has a very nice rough pontil on the bottom. Here is a little background info.
Pontil mark – A iron rod was often stuck to the base of hand-blown bottles prior to approximately 1860. This allowed an assistant to hold the bottle while a glassblower would attach and finish the lip of the vessel. When the bottle was broken or sheared, a ring or area of rough glass or grey graphite remained.
This particular bottle is in great condition, not a chip or crack, doesn’t look like a dug bottle.
This is not one of the scarcer Umbrellas , those being brown, cobalt and amethyst, however, still a great find for $.50!


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much scandinavian_pieces, & BELLIN68
  2. mnglass mnglass, 6 years ago
    Very nice, Thank you
  3. Yuko Yuko, 5 years ago
    Your umbrella ink bottle is wonderful.
  4. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much mnglass, Deanteaks and for the kind words Yuko.
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much for the love miKKoChristmas11 & adkmetalman.

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