I would appreciate help in identifying three bottle in my collection (two others to follow in a day or two). Many years ago, I began collecting antique bottles but lost interest until recently. I collected at the time what I considered to be interesting examples, with little other knowledge.
Bottle 1: Height: 4” Width: 3.5” Base: Pontil Mark Glass: Clear Surfaces: Raised Quilt pattern around Neck: Slightly crooked neck and lip?
I am looking to learn about the general type or purpose of this bottle and when it might have been issued. The neck and lip are interesting and am not sure why both are crooked. Any information would be appreciated - Thank you!!
There is a similar example to your flask in the current Glass Works absentee auction that has just opened for viewing.
It is lot 80 and although the lip is slightly different it would appear to be the same form as yours.
It is described as follows:
Spirits Flask, probably German, ca 1790 - 1820, clear glass with raised diamond pattern, 5 1/2”h, pontil scarred base, outward rolled lip, blown in the German half-post method.
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