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beendiggin
01-24-2013, 03:16 PM
I was at a shop today and picked up this odd commerative bottle. It is hutch shaped, and it's pontilled. The color is peacock blue. The hutch type top is tooled, not applied and you can see the seams stop where the slight bulge is on the neck. I know it's only from 1976, but I've never seen one before. Does anyone know who made these, where they were made, and why? Also, any value guesses?

1776-1976 Cannon with cannonballs

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/8B1B2142B07449CABF20BD69B1CAF11C.jpg

beendiggin
01-24-2013, 03:18 PM
Soldier surrounded with 13 stars

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/265FA9C53D424785BD609761E360EEAE.jpg

beendiggin
01-24-2013, 03:19 PM
Pontil base

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/4DC849D60B1B42C3AAC5F3377B351C4A.jpg

beendiggin
01-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Tooled blob top finish

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/11C69E66026542A18050FAFFEF959490.jpg

beendiggin
01-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Another lip pic

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/1892E1AB7D1A44C79EBD4C14A27E2793.jpg

beendiggin
01-24-2013, 03:21 PM
Last one. I know in all these pics the color looks cobalt blue, but it has a more Ball blue or peacock blue to it. And almost forgot, it measures 7" tall. Any thoughts welcome...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/4097/BF251FD176344D3393B7858460B7E520.jpg

LC
01-24-2013, 04:02 PM
A nice centennial piece to celebrate the two hundredth year of our country . Don't know who made it but it is a nice looking bottle .

epackage
01-24-2013, 04:05 PM
It's as nice as a modern bottle can get in my opinion...

lil digger
01-24-2013, 04:55 PM
thats a cool modern bottle!

blobbottlebob
01-24-2013, 09:49 PM
The first hutch I've seen that really IS pontilled. Kinda cool.

beendiggin
01-25-2013, 09:44 PM
Does anybody know anything about the history of this bottle? I searched the web for a while and couldn't find squat. I've never seen one before, has anyone ever seen one? They must have been made in 1976, that's 37 years ago they've been in circulation.....must be at least a few more around.

Ratzilla
01-26-2013, 10:59 PM
Here's ABM examples in clear and amber from the same mold. These were made by Anchor Hocking, probably at the Salem, N.J. plant. Your pontilled one could have also been made there (they mostly did ABM but did mess around with hand made commemorative made stuff a little), or the mold may have been used later by Clevenger or one of the other South Jersey specialty glasshouses, it looks like a Clevenger color. I just got these two in a small collection of repro hutches, they're listed on the bay now if you want them to keep yours company[8|]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10921/56B61E07AFC5482AB7C4AFCE2BD8B39E.jpg

beendiggin
01-27-2013, 06:58 PM
OK, now we're learning something. Thanks a lot for that info as I was scratching my head on this. I haven't ever seen these before. How did you end up finding out so much about them?

Thanks again Tom.

I'm going to the Bay now to check out your listings.

beendiggin
01-27-2013, 07:40 PM
Ok, checked out your auctions, they are all cool bottles . I hope they do well. I don't have a great fondness for commemoratives but some of them are neat and they are getting older all the time.

Thanks again for your help with identifying this bottle for me.

Ratzilla
01-28-2013, 12:46 PM
I heard from an old Anchor Hocking employee who worked there about the time these were made, can now confirm that yours was made by Clevenger, they got the mold from Anchor after they did the ABM ones. I would think the blue one is rarer - at any rate it's certainly the nicest looking of the group.

Ratzilla
01-28-2013, 12:49 PM
And so, yes, the nice hand finished pontilled one is actually newer than the ABM ones, at least by a few months- what is the world coming to?

beendiggin
01-28-2013, 08:24 PM
All great info...thanks again. This site rocks.