RARE BRISTOL ‘BLACK GLASS’ HALF-SIZE CYLINDER BOTTLE, SEALED WITH THE DATE 1791.

Est. $800-$1,200
Sold: $1,440 ($1,200)

The dome kick-up with sand pontil mark. Height 7 ¼ inches.

Literature: An identical sealed 1791 bottle is illustrated in Willy Van den Bossche, “Antique Glass Bottles: Their History and Evolution (1500-1850),” p. 96, pl. 46 (1), where the author notes that “Bottles bearing date only are very rare.”

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