THREE DARK OLIVE GREEN GLASS UTILITARIAN OR COMMERCIAL BOTTLES, LATE EIGHTEENTH TO MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY.Est. $200-$400
Sold: $210 ($175)
Two bottles probably blacking or ink bottles, each with plain lip and rough pontil, heights 4 ¾ and 4 ⅞ inches; the third probably a snuff bottle, roughly square with flattened sides, flanged mouth, shallow kick-up and pontil mark, height 4 ¼ inches.
Literature: Similar bottles are discussed and illustrated in Helen McKearin & Kenneth M. Wilson, “American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry,” p. 276-77.