View Full Version : My Colored Pontils

01-27-2013, 09:55 PM
Here are the only whole colored pontilled bottles I've ever dug. The unembossed Harrisons was found laying on top of the ground in a crawl space under an 1852 built home which I was working on.

The other four bottles I found with my brother one day. We found them, along with a number of other bottles, in what was apparently a small under the floorboard drop spot in the dirt basement of an abandoned ship captains house. There were remnants of the floor mixed into the dirt where the floor had rotted away. It was only 4 feet long by a foot wide and maybe 8 inches deep. We also got an aqua o.p. Harrisons inkwell which we sold, but kept the colored bottles.


01-27-2013, 09:58 PM
The bases. The cone ink has an X embossed on it.

The cone and the utility are likely Stoddard, the green bottles are possibly Keene.


01-28-2013, 06:48 AM
Killers, killers, killers!

Road Dog
01-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Purty! They look thin and fragile. Greeny has some nice whittle.

01-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Excellent bottles...gotta love those pontils.

01-28-2013, 02:59 PM
Great looking bottles anybody would be thrilled to dig!

01-28-2013, 05:43 PM
Now those are some nice looking bottles, and you found them.

glass man
01-28-2013, 07:29 PM

01-28-2013, 08:25 PM
Thanks everybody, there's nothing like finding buried treasure!!

01-29-2013, 10:51 PM
I am trying to obey the 11th commandment " thow shalt not covet thy collectors bottlles " .... [;)]

01-30-2013, 05:54 PM
I am trying to obey the 11th commandment " thow shalt not covet thy collectors bottlles " ....

That is a hard one to obey! Especially if you hang around this site. Too much eye candy.. or bottle porn as my wife calls it.

02-04-2013, 09:27 AM
every one a great example of early glass making, all fine bottles. Love them all, but those unembossed blue Harrison's are killer, thanks for sharing these.....Bill