Ten colorful hand blown glass bottles are offered here for purchase as a single lot. Eight of the ten bottles are antique hand blown bottles with two bottles more than 150 years old (and another six more than 100 years old). The remaining two are hand blown 20th century reproductions of 18th century bottle forms that are collectible in their own right (see full text below for more details). Pay only $426 (original price was $695) for all ten bottles plus $65 for insured shipping using two boxes with all double packed. The fair market retail value of each bottle is given farther below so that the purchaser has a very clear understanding of the rarity and value of this set. And if the bottles were purchased individually, then this same exact 10 bottle set would cost over $1000. If you have any questions after reviewing all the information below, then please use the contact seller email link on the side menu to request additional details.
The eight antique hand blown bottles have been specially picked to look visually appealing in most any setting and especially stunning with sunlight passing through them. The bottles range in age from the mid to late 1700s (one bottle), early to mid 1800s (one bottle), mid to late 1800s (six bottles) and mid 1900s (two mid to late 20th century reproductions of 18th century bottles). Please review all the photos and the bottles are numbered from left to right as shown in the first photograph starting on the viewer's left with the emerald green flask as Bottle #1 and continuing on to the right and ending with the amethyst purple flask on the viewer's far right as Bottle #10.
The glass colors range from rich emerald green, olive green, and green to honey amber, sapphire blue and fiery red. The bottle colors are original and not altered or artificially enhanced. The country of origin for the bottles include the United States, England, Germany/Prussia, France and one unidentified Continental source. The entire group of ten is offered here at a 60% discount over purchasing all ten individually (see list below). Lay-away options are also available for the purchase of these ten bottles. Finally, all ten bottles also come with a full satisfaction guarantee or you may return the lot by shipping them back post marked by 10 days after receipt for a refund (please refer to my return policy for full details). The very last photo shows colorful hand blown and molded glass tableware for comparison only, and none of these glass items are for sale here (please check my other listings for some of these table wares being offered individually in the near future).
Description of Each Bottle in this Ten Bottle Lot:
#1. An emerald green hand blown Reproduction of a ribbed Pitkin Flask (made using the German Half-Post method of using two gathers of glass, 5 1/8 inches tall; American made). Age is mid-twentieth century; Shown in Photo #1 (far left side), Photo #2 (left side). Fair Market Value: $135 (an authentic antique Pitkin flask in this rare color would command $500 to $800).
#2. A medium olive green French colonial hand blown bottle probably made as a decanter (rare bottle form with tall stretched neck and flower pot shaped body (blown in a dip mold, then shaped and rolled on a marver by hand) and fire-polished lip, ring pontil; 8 3/8 inches tall) with simple string rim from the mid 1700s. Shown in Photo #1 (second bottle in from left side), Photo #2 (second bottle in from left side). French or French Canadian. Fair Market Value: $275 (a rare bottle, never been buried).
#3. An amber red turn-molded hand blown bottle with hand applied collar and low push-up from the late 1800s (snap case, 9 3/8 inches tall; small nick to base and couple of short nicks to body; American). Shown in Photo #1 (third bottle in from left side), Photo #3 (bottle on left side). Fair Market Value: $55 (due to color).
#4. A medium emerald green hand blown in a mold mineral water bottle with embossed lettering for `GW Merchant, Lockport NY, Oak Orchard Acid Springs' from the 1845 to 1855 period (hand applied collar with a refired pontil; American, 9 1/4 inches tall, in excellent condition with two small, thin surface chips along outer rim edge that are from burst small surface bubbles, light wear to base, bottle has never been buried or dug up). Shown in Photo #1 (fourth bottle in from left side), Photo #3 (bottle in the middle) and Photo #4 (bottle on left side). Fair Market Value: $175 (a rare example of a refired pontil dating before the snap case was used at Lockport).
#5. A hand blown amber red turn-molded Prussian/German Hock (Rhine wine) bottle with hand applied flat collar from the 1870 to 1900 period (snap case, high surface gloss from turn mold; single ding to inside of lip but no pieces detached; 13 7/8 inches tall; German). Shown in Photo #1 (fifth bottle in from left side), Photo #4 (bottle in the middle) and Photo #5 (bottle on left side). Fair Market Value: $85 (uncommon strong ruby red color)
#6. A sapphire blue hand blown turn-molded Prussian/German Hock (Rhine wine) bottle with hand applied flat collar from the 1870 to 1900 period (snap case, high surface gloss from turn mold; 14 1/4 inches tall; German). Shown in Photo #1 (sixth bottle in from left side), Photo #4 (third bottle in from left side). Fair Market Value: $95 (scarce color)
#7. A medium yellow-green hand blown thick glass bottle with tall push-up and hand applied flat collar from the 1870 to 1890 period (snap case variant; 12 1/8 inches tall; good stretch lines to the neck; some interior stains, French, and bottle shape typically used for Champagne). Shown in Photo #1 (seventh bottle in from left side), Photo #5 (fourth bottle in from right side), and Photo #6 (middle bottle). Fair Market Value: $50
#8. An amber red turn molded hand blown bottle with an applied glass seal containing the words `PAUL JONES / PURE RYE/ LOUISVILLE KY' from about 1890 to 1900 (turn molded lip, snap case, concave base, applied seal is 1 7/8 inches across; American). Shown in Photo #1 (eighth bottle in from left side or third bottle in from right side), Photo #5 (third bottle in from right side), Photo #7 (middle bottle), and Photo #8 (bottle on left side). Fair Market Value: $85 (nice large seal on shoulder of bottle).
#9. A hand blown in two-piece mold medium brown bottle with applied and fire polished lip from the 1890 to 1910 period (snap case, base plate mold has RL 51 or 54; 7 1/4 inches tall; European or??). Shown in Photo #1 (ninth bottle in from left side or second bottle in from right side), Photo #5 (second bottle in from right side), and Photo #8 (second bottle in from right side). Fair Market Value: $50 (uncommon shape).
#10. A hand blown amethyst reproduction of a Stiegel ribbed flask (no makers marks, a false rough snapped pontil, 20 ribs, produced in mid to late 20th century, 5 3/4 inches tall, American). Shown in Photo #1 (bottle on far right side), Photo #5 (bottle on far right side), and Photo #8 (bottle on far right side). Fair Market Value: $45
Special Note: This listing is for all ten bottles offered as a single lot. We also have a small stock of other uncommon and old bottles. Email us if you are looking for a specific antique bottle and we will check our inventory. Of if you absolutely must have another bottle just like one of the bottles listed in this lot, email us and we will also check and see if we have any other similar bottles or an equally satisfying alternative instead.
SHIPPING: All mainland US buyers pay just $65 for double boxed, insured USPS Standard Post mail for all ten bottles with the group shipped in several boxes (insurance and tracking are also INCLUDED in the above quoted amount for all ten bottles). Docs Antiques never charges more than it actually costs to ship an item to you and we will refund any excess should you live near us since USPS rates are less when distance is less. All international buyers will pay only the exact shipping costs for all verifiable locations outside the continental US mainland. Please note that import duties, taxes and other charges are not included in the item price or shipping costs and these additional charges are the Buyer's responsibility. We do offer a petition for VAT relief on the behalf of the buyer which may help reduce certain import taxes should your country allow such petitions for items over 100 years old. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing this item -- thanks.
RETURN POLICY: Satisfaction and peace of mind are guaranteed for all Docs Antiques listings -- please refer directly to our Service Pledge and our Return Policy for full details. And this means that if you are unhappy with your purchase, you may return the bottles undamaged by sending them back post marked within ten days of receipt for a refund (see terms of sale for full details, shipping cost not refunded). Items damaged during shipping are covered by insurance and while this rarely happens because we pack well, we will gladly help you file your claim should it ever be necessary (to date, we have had only two claims for damage from shipping in over 7 years). Of course, never send an item back that was damaged by shipping since that will void the original insurance. Instead, contact us for help and we will gladly assist.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: We accept checks on US Banks (no temporary checks, all checks must have 9 digit routing code; item ships after check fully clears), USPS money orders, PayPal or contact us with your verified address for more options. If you wish to use a credit card by way of PayPal, that option becomes available after you submit a Ruby Lane purchase order (see Terms of Sale for additional information). Once submitted, a PayPal icon will appear at the bottom of this listing and then you may proceed from there if you wish to pay via PayPal. Thanks for looking and do come back and visit again when you have the time.
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