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Dutch Onion with Swirl!

Robby Raccoon

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The only bottle I picked up at the West Michigan bottle show.
C. 1720-1760 "Dutch onion" bottle like that which Jack Sparrow might have drank from if he were real.
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It features an amber swirl wrapping around it two and a half times from an inclusion in the neck which is next to a large bubble.
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Clean as a whistle but not tumbled as it still shows heavy base wear .
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Ex. Heckler auction.
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Harry Pristis

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Made for the "Dutch market" in Belgium or Germany, according to Van den Bossche. My understanding is that these straight-sided, bright green onions are German in origin, but it's uncertain. Yours is an excellent example!

My example is loaded with surface flaws -- ripples and adhesions, though the lip is precisely finished.

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