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1/2 Size 18C American 8-Sided Open Pontil Utility Wistarburg Glassboro? For Sale

1/2 Size 18C American 8-Sided Open Pontil Utility Wistarburg Glassboro?

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1/2 Size 18C American 8-Sided Open Pontil Utility Wistarburg Glassboro?:

Great looking late 18th - early 19th century small sized blown utility bottle. American. Dip molded with nice long stretched lopsided neck. Perfect gloppy applied lip like on a similar period chestnut. Fantastic form with the best whittled crude sides. Large sharp open pontil. The color is a very dark olive green, but hard to get a decent photo because the bottle basically displays black, and is extremely hard to get backlit. The glass is nicely whittled and full of irregular bubbles. Fresh to the market after years in my personal collection. All that being said, there are some condition issues. Please read the Condition description below.

For the winning buyer: Please wait to pay until receiving an invoice that states insurance is included. I will send an invoice to the winning buyer after the sale ends and a final insurance value has been determined.

Size: 6 1/2" tall. Base is about 2 1/2" x 1 7/8"

Condition: No in-use damage. There are some in-making issues, most of which are only visible under brilliant sunlight. There is a pot stone (hard to see or photo) on one large panel that has spider leg cracks wrapping around 1/2 the bottle. This is a single basically diagonal line that goes from the base to the shoulder. The only real visible exterior evidence of this is a faint horizontal line at the top of the side panel as seen just below the white dot in photo #4 . There is also a hard to see stress fracture in the neck. The visible strands seen on the neck are tiny threads of glass tailings from the applied lip. The dark areas inside the mouth are the partial remains of a period wax seal. Despite the condition issues, this is an incredibly rare and important example of an American sided bottle in this form and size, and it still displays beautifully with its original gloss. As-Is. Please use photos and description to determine condition.

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about any of my listings, please try to ask at least 6 hours before the end of the sale so that I have time to answer them. I try my best to answer all questions promptly, but I am not always at my computer in the last few hours before sales end.

SHIPPING: US buyers pay for INSURED USPS shipping. I generally ship within 1-3 days after receiving cleared payment.


TERMS: Payment must be received within 3 DAYS. I will leave response after you are satisfied with our transaction and I have received yours. Thanks for your business.

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