- Apr 15, 2016
Hi everyone, been a while! I was in a local antique shop today and came across this for cheap. There are very, very few antique bottles that turn up in the DMV area so finding anything is a good day in my books. This piece measures 4 5/8" tall, light amber glass, open pontil base, bimal (not freeblown or dip mold), outward rolled lip, shape is widest at the shoulders and tapers towards the base. Plenty of bubbles and a few potstones. I honestly am uncertain if this has any real age to it or if it's a more modern piece- there is no basewear and the glass has a nice sheen, but it almost seems too perfect? It came with a "matching" glass lid which is the same color and quite bubbly, but I doubt originally came with it if it is in fact an antique. Sort of leaning towards this being an authentic 1830's-50's utility jar but I was hoping for some input!