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Picklejar
11-14-2011, 02:00 AM
Hello all, just picked this beautiful open pontil medicine up at the flea market. It is embossed with an "M" on the lower front of the bottle. I found one online with the same mark, and an estimated date of 1860. Alas, no info on the "M" mark. Any experienced pontil collectors recognize this mark as a known glasshouse mark? Just trying to figure out where it was blown and if 1860 seems accurate. Many thanks--Joe

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Picklejar
11-14-2011, 02:01 AM
Bottom:

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Picklejar
11-14-2011, 02:02 AM
the "M"

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AntiqueMeds
11-14-2011, 09:12 AM
I dont think its a glass house mark , I think it is more likely the proprietors initial.
Hard to say who until someone finds one with a label. Maybe Mitchell or Minor...

Picklejar
11-14-2011, 12:42 PM
Thanks for the insight, guess I won't hold my breath on finding a labeled one anytime soon!

AntiqueMeds
11-14-2011, 01:22 PM
They are relatively common pontil meds so someone might have a labeled one that will turn up.

andy volkerts
12-06-2011, 02:34 AM
[8|] Judging from the hight of that pontil kickup I would think earlier than 1860, maybe 1845-55.....Andy

surfaceone
12-06-2011, 03:13 PM
Hey Joe,

I've got one of those, I'm very fond of. Dug it in a stealth Saturday morning sneak through the fence at a construction site, in a very old part of town. All of his companions in the exposed layer were pontiled. I'd like to think it may be a wee bit older than 1860, but have no proof.

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