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Bears Oil, Labeled & Pontiled

Robby Raccoon

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C. 1840s-1850s labeled Bear's Oil bottle. Blown in a hinge mold, it feautures trace iron residue in its pontil scar and a serifed embossed"M" of the unknown glass-maker on the back heel. Purportedly, this came out of New Jersey.
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Just got this one in the mail today. I put in a max bid in the last 10 seconds and it jumped up to every last penny of that. Had someone bid a penny more, someone else would be making this post.
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As no company is listed, this is likely a generic engraved label many druggists or perfumists may have ordered. It is now inked green but this may simply be faded black ink or a reaction between black or blue ink and the clear coat someone gave it some years ago. That is now yellowing and cracking.
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I wanted a labeled & pontiled Bear's Oil since I was 16. While I had a Bear's Grease jar and an embossed bear's oil bottle, my collection is now come full circle.
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Now to find a raccoon bottle.... The quest continues!
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There are several stretched bubbles and light "whittle".
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Robby Raccoon

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Well,,, So happy to see that label on the M bottle. I couldn't figure that one out without the label help.
"M" seems to be the glassmaker, but I made a seperate post asking if anyone knows who that was. They seem to come from NY & NJ.
 
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