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"M" Pontil Med. Any info?

Picklejar

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Jul 9, 2011
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Philadelphia, Pa.
Hello all, just picked this beautiful open pontil medicine up at the flea market. It is embossed with an "M" on the lower front of the bottle. I found one online with the same mark, and an estimated date of 1860. Alas, no info on the "M" mark. Any experienced pontil collectors recognize this mark as a known glasshouse mark? Just trying to figure out where it was blown and if 1860 seems accurate. Many thanks--Joe

 

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AntiqueMeds

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Frederick, MD.
I dont think its a glass house mark , I think it is more likely the proprietors initial.
Hard to say who until someone finds one with a label. Maybe Mitchell or Minor...
 

surfaceone

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Hey Joe,

I've got one of those, I'm very fond of. Dug it in a stealth Saturday morning sneak through the fence at a construction site, in a very old part of town. All of his companions in the exposed layer were pontiled. I'd like to think it may be a wee bit older than 1860, but have no proof.



 

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