Condition: Excellent condition except dullness to the surface suggesting it may have
spent time in the water, perhaps in a stream. Not chips or cracks.
Additional Information: This is an interesting bottle. The seal shows a cockerel which
most likely is the seal of a tavern as this is less likely an individual's crest, though that is
possible. The Cock Tavern was a common name throughout England. There was a
Cock ale house in the Strand in London and a Cock Inn in Leadenhall Street, London in
the eighteenth century and probably earlier.
Condition: Good, minor scratches, chip to string lip and seal, some internal staining;
burst air bubble below right of seal.
Literature:Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900…and the families who owned them by
David Burton, England, 2015, volume II, page 601.
Additional Information: Early mallet. Dark olive-green glass with long tapering neck.
Applied string rim, rounded shoulders, and short straight sided bulbous body with a
deep circular 'kick up' and a large rough edge pontil scar. There is a chip to the string
rim and a tiny chip on the edge of the seal at 9 o'clock. “IS” and “S” are scratched on the
body of the bottle. While the name, Ruthgars, is not English and is unusual, searches
fail to identify this name; he may be a man of Hungarian in origin.
The seal was engraved by the same hand as another 1723 bottle for R. Newman which
is said to be Robert Newman (1676-1739), a merchant mariner of Dartmouth,
Devonshire. So, the Anthony Ruthgars bottle may be from Devonshire also. These two
bottles are of very similar form.
Condition: Intact, somewhat rough, losses to string lip and edges of seal
Additional Information: A small emerald-green bottle displaying a non-English basil
and pontil. The seal is Kennan (or Keenan) a very northern Irish name, so likely from
there. We have seen several confirmed Irish bottles displaying this greener color, so
coupled with the non-standard pontil mark makes it likely that it came from a small Irish
glasshouse. While it is rough and has had a hard life, it is very rare and interesting. Few
Irish bottles are known.
A very fine and rare small white tin glazed earthenware Sack Bottle. Beautifully potted
featuring handle with tapering lower terminal; slightly domed bottom; inscribed
“SACK/1651” over a paraph. Rare small size; outstanding. Standard size bottles are
about 6.5" high. This one is only 5" high. These bottles are thought to have been
vessels used as Christmas gifts and were popular in the 1640s to the 1660s, during the
English Civil War and Commonwealth periods.
Excellent Stoddard Whiskey Pint Flask, Golden Amber, Circa 1860 – 1870
Golden amber flask with seed bubbles and crude, heavy whittles.
Cupped base with two nail heads. A beauty of its kind.
Stoddard Stubby Ale Bottle, New Hampshire, Circa 1860
Three-piece mold amber bottle in fine condition; crude whittle marks with an applied lip. Height: 7"
Black Glass Squat Cylinder Bottle, Embossed - H. Ricketts & Co., Glass Works Bristol, Connecticut, 1821 – 1853
Olive green three-piece mold bottle embossed with maker name in fine condition. Whittled and bubbled throughout, has a sand chip pontil and a crudely applied sloping collar with ring. (Height: 9")
Large mold-blown keg used for storing brandy, liqueur, wine, beer, syrup and/or for
blending and fining liquids. The faceted bilge centered by concentric rings; retains what
is likely the original brass spigot/tap; sheared finish to top…bunghole is beautifully
finished. See Antique Glass Bottles – Their History and Evolution (1500-1850) by Willy
Van den Bossche, page 209, plate 158 . (Excellent condition; height: 16.5")
Free-blown medium olive-green, applied ring finish to neck, no pontil scar although
mouth blown…substantial whittling. Chips to rough cut spout above string rim, interior
bubbles, some open. (Height: 18”)
A small globular half bottle featuring a long neck, sheared mouth with perfect string rim and pontil scar. Exterior scratches, very small spider crack at mid body with two tiny lines (.125"), some interior stain, and two tiny flat chips from the side of the lip, all else fine. (H: 7.5", greatest diameter: 4.25")
An outstanding bottle with substantial chips to string-lip and two small nips to seal edge; all else fine.
Dimensions: 5 3/8" H, 5.5" base diameter.
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