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I bought this bottle about 25 years ago.
The man I bought it from said he got it with a lot of other bottles but knew nothing about this one. He said he would sell it for $5.00 because he had no idea how old it was or where it was from. I've enjoyed it for a long time but still don't know anything about it. Hopefully someone on this forum can help me out with this one. Roy
 

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Roy,

You found a first run Calabash! (Sorry, just kidding.:rolleyes:) ..Man, this is one COOL bottle! With that snip top,+ base mark font I'd guess 2nd quarter of the 1800s. Also, with that wild fem bot kick up it might/might not be valued at "a million dollars." A great early look. Even 25 years ago you got a real good deal. Now its worth exponentially more than you paid. (As if we had to tell you that.) CONGRATS! You have a good eye.:cool: --Len
PS- Apologies to Mike Myers;).
 
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Roy,

You found a first run Calabash! (Sorry, just kidding.:rolleyes:) ..Man, this is one COOL bottle! With that snip top,+ base mark font I'd guess 2nd quarter of the 1800s. Also, with that wild fem bot kick up it might/might not be valued at "a million dollars." A great early look. Even 25 years ago you got a real good deal. Now its worth exponentially more than you paid. (As if we had to tell you that.) CONGRATS! You have a good eye.:cool: --Len
A few more pictures to show how lopsided and uneven this bottle is.
Roy
 

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Roy,
Ok, I just hope it isn't a Glass Blow 100 student's first effort. Cheez, its got pluses. Ultimately, the bottle is in your court. I've poked in at a couple glass houses but never saw anything like this one. I still believe its alien artic base cool. :cool: --L
 
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Roy,
Ok, I just hope it isn't a Glass Blow 100 student's first effort. Cheez, its got pluses. Ultimately, the bottle is in your court. I've poked in at a couple glass houses but never saw anything like this one. I still believe its alien artic base cool. :cool: --L
Lol... I still don't have a clue. I've been told it looks Persian, Mexican, European and early American. It has some stains, a tiny bit of wear and is very thin in areas.
I think its old but I could be wrong .
Roy
 
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I own a few calabash bottles and have seen and held dozens more. I'd vote for "Glass Blow 100 student's first effort". Just poorly made all around.
 
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Hard to believe it was even used. However, the fact that it was may point more to an early American period when the locals couldn't get glass from the British and homemade was more of a necessity. If you can't find a local expert just send those pics to the Smithsonian. (The font on that base mark troubles me the more I look at it. Kind of modern from what I can see. Hope to be wrong.) --Len
 
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I would have said persian glass but it's not like anything on the saddle flask website, and that guy has a massive collection of persian glass.

Jim G
 
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Looks French and early -- first half of the 18th C. The push-up used a simple iron rod as a molette.
An early carafe, perhaps. The raw lip is puzzling. I can imagine the original lip has been broken off.
 

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