View Full Version : General Grant? bottle - Please help us identify!

brad or cat
02-23-2004, 01:57 AM
This bottle was dug back in the early 70s in the Tintic area of Utah. Our best guess is that it is a figural of General Ullysses Grant (sp?). Can anyone tell us ANYTHING about this bottle?


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02-23-2004, 11:01 PM
The only thing I would say is that it doesn't look old enough to be pontiled. That mouth and lip looks very 1900 ish.

Harry Pristis
02-24-2004, 12:12 AM
I can tell you that this figural bottle is not listed in Albert C. Revi's 1970 book, AMERICAN PRESSED GLASS AND FIGURAL BOTTLES.

The French produced a lot of interesting figural bottles around the turn of the 19th Century, but I don't know if this is one of them.

------------Harry Pristis

09-27-2006, 06:23 PM
Wow this is an old post. I saw the same bottle today. On the bottom it is embossed "MADE IN ITALY". Is there any value to this one at all? I saw the made in italy and assumed it was a wine bottle, maybe from the 1960/70's. Am I wrong? Swizzle

brad or cat
09-27-2006, 06:31 PM
No, it is not pontiled but definately dates from the turn of the century or before. No made in Italy embossing, either.

09-27-2006, 06:44 PM
The bottle I saw today is identical in likeness, so it is probably a repro of your bottle. Thanx for the reply. Swizzle

10-29-2006, 05:13 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-12-high-bust-of-a-man-figural-bottle-Italy_W0QQitemZ300041209338QQihZ020QQcategoryZ1391 0QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Here's the bottle I was talking about. I can get this identical bottle for $15. I might be able to talk the woman down to $12 but its not in the lines of the type of bottles that I collect. Swizzle

10-29-2006, 08:11 PM
if you look at the item posted here and compare the ebay to it you will see. for one it has a flared lip and the ebay one has a tapered lip. first thing I noticed.

brad or cat
10-29-2006, 08:20 PM
Very interesting bottle, Swizzle! Thanks for showing it here.

But, they are not the same bottle as the one I posted above. Could be a repro I agree, but there are differences in the man's face structure.


10-30-2006, 08:13 AM
Yeah I definately see the difference now. I just wanted to show you which one I was talking about. I like yours much better. Not just for the value but because its a better looking bottle. So you can see where I thought it was a repro of some type then. Swizzle

11-14-2006, 01:17 PM
Just thought you might want to see my new lamp. Its the one on the left. Swizzle