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Relicsnstuff
12-28-2012, 12:08 AM
Hi All, dug many, many london mustards over the years but this one is a first, anyone seen one this size, i guess supersized is nothing new. its about 9" tall can't find my ruler but i have a regular for compairison.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/456/1B09D9B84FB14B039CD6C6C343344374.jpg

Relicsnstuff
12-28-2012, 12:09 AM
The other side.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/456/7A8759F3A9CC4125BD4A412DBB9500ED.jpg

luckiest
12-28-2012, 01:09 AM
Dang! Another beauty!

cacarpetbagger
12-28-2012, 03:10 PM
Wow, nice find. I don't think I have seen one.

GuntherHess
12-28-2012, 04:37 PM
thats an odd one, is it smooth base?

cyberdigger
12-28-2012, 10:38 PM
Master mustard maybe?

Very nice indeed.. I bet that's a handsome patina on the London side..

Relicsnstuff
01-04-2013, 08:31 PM
Guntherhess, oh yea its pontiled, we were digging pipe pontiled wines when this one came up. i would date the pit somewhere between 1830-1800, cyberdigger your guess is as ggod as mine as its a large size one, so far no one i have shown it to has never seen one before, just will wait and see if anyone comes up with any info on it.

surfaceone
01-05-2013, 04:41 AM
ORIGINAL: Relicsnstuff


Hi All, dug many, many london mustards over the years but this one is a first, anyone seen one this size, i guess supersized is nothing new. its about 9" tall can't find my ruler but i have a regular for compairison.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/456/1B09D9B84FB14B039CD6C6C343344374.jpg


Hey Joseph,

More photos, please, in natural light if you can. What is the embossing? "Best / London"? My lying eyes are telling me it's a delightfully psyk amber. A perennial favorite of moi. [8D]

I think you'll find this article on London Mustard Bottles, by Olive R. Jones (http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/jones1983.pdf) of interest. Now you gotta dig a flat octagonal... [8D]

"An early cata- log from the London wholesale firm of S. Maw (1839:39) lists Mustard Squares in ‘/2 and 1 pound sizes under the heading “Black Glass Bottles, Carboys, etc.” A Pellatt [and Green] price list dated 1 January 1830 has Mustard Squares, all sizes, in green and white [color- less] glass. A slightly later Apsley Pellatt list (1838?) includes Mustard Squares in !h and 1 pound sizes under the heading ‘*Flatsovals or
octagon.” The Hudson’s Bay Company began sending mustard flour to North America by the ”square” in 1798and used the term inter- mittently until 1851 (Krause 1971:3)."

https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/upfiles/524/Yw68799.jpg From a Great Thread in the A-BN Way Back Machine. (https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/London-Mustard/m-4386/tm.htm)

deepbluedigger
01-09-2013, 01:44 PM
Hooooo boy. That, I like!

sandchip
01-09-2013, 04:27 PM
Yeah, what color is it? Looks amber to me too.

deepbluedigger
01-10-2013, 05:17 AM
My guess for color would be either clear lead glass with a black patina, or dark olive. Does it say 'mustard' on one of the other sides?

tigue710
01-12-2013, 02:35 AM
I'd sure like to see some more pictures of that baby, freakin sweet!