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earlyglasscollector
11-28-2012, 03:59 PM
Yes, I was handed a parcel today, and inside one of my favourite forms...

https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/P1120634.jpg

one of the forms I actually collect myself rather than sell on.


I'll add some others I already have soon....
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AntiqueMeds
11-28-2012, 04:26 PM
Interesting color. almost aqua.

blobbottlebob
11-28-2012, 09:05 PM
Crazy. Really crude. What is it?

epackage
11-28-2012, 09:36 PM
Cool, how old?

Asterx
11-29-2012, 02:50 AM
Great form indeed, reminds me of what a "potion" bottle would look like... Asterix and Obelisk comes to mind... something Getafix would have concocted [;)]

earlyglasscollector
11-29-2012, 04:44 AM
Thanks guys,
Yes it's probably English/Colonial though difficult to say this old and particularly with "phials" where common forms related across the whole of the continent. They are usually termed an apothecary's onion and although they look very shaft and globey, these small versions usually are not quite as old as the form (in comparison to the evolution of wine forms) would make you believe. This one I think is 17th Century, just, possibly 1680/90 something like that.
As the name suggests they were usually for apothecary use, very much like asterisk80 suggested with his "potions" imagery, and if you look at any Breugel painting you will see a few in interiors on the shelves, and particularly in the apothecary scenes.
yes they are great classics, the form is just everything that an early freeblowN should be in one's mind.
It is dark aqua yes. greeny rather than bluey, most forest related blown glass tends to be this colour (blown with wood fired furnaces).
Think that's about it. Will try and find a few others to compare..
Back later
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AntiqueMeds
11-29-2012, 09:00 AM
the color seems very similar to a lot of Roman glass.

earlyglasscollector
11-29-2012, 03:33 PM
Yes, all the pre 1700 utility phials are of this same colour, the Verre de Fougerre or Forest Glass effect, which of course goes way back through mediaeval periods striaght through to the Romans. Indeed many Roman forms remained more or less unchanged right through to the Renaiisance.

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earlyglasscollector
02-14-2013, 07:53 AM
This one is a bit overdue...it arrived a couple weeks back but thought people would like to see...

https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/DSC_3355.jpg

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earlyglasscollector
02-14-2013, 08:02 AM
...here's another pic. Shows the handle this time....

https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/P1130057_zps9e283ebd.jpg

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earlyglasscollector
02-14-2013, 08:07 AM
...and while I'm here... had this one recently as well. Does anyone else know of any sealed widemouth case bottles before? I don't... so felt i had to get it.

https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/P1130056_zpsaa6abf4a.jpg

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RED Matthews
02-14-2013, 11:36 AM
Hello earlyglass - Mark, I am really impressed with these three pieces of early glass. The long straight neck on that first one would require a long blown form on the part of the bottlemaker, with a reheat of the end portion before the successful blow of the round body of the bottle. It would be interesting to see a picture of the empontilled mark because it looks like it goes up fairly deep in the bottom of the bottle. The wide base applied finish is neat and it would be interesting to study for the turn lines of the finishing tool used.
I too have studied a lot of case gins for the development of the mold changes required to accomplish faster production of the bottles needed. I hadn't seen a wide mouth case gin like that before and the seal makes it a real beauty to own. It would be interesting to analise the mold lines and vents used in the making of it.
Have you visited my homepage? I am about to look for yours. RED Mattjews

luckiest
02-14-2013, 12:22 PM
That stoneware blows my mind! Congratulations!

cacarpetbagger
02-14-2013, 12:29 PM
ORIGINAL: earlyglasscollector

...and while I'm here... had this one recently as well. Does anyone else know of any sealed widemouth case bottles before? I don't... so felt i had to get it.

https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/P1130056_zpsaa6abf4a.jpg

earlyglass

Great bottle, love it.