TWO ENGLISH SOCIETY OF BARRISTERS ‘BLACK GLASS’ SEALED CYLINDER WINE BOTTLES, CIRCA 1800.Est. $200-$400
Sold: $720 ($600)
The first in olive green, the seal “MIDDLE TEMPLE” on the shoulder (an unusual location for this time period); the second in dark almost black olive green, sealed “INNER TEMPLE,” each with high conical kick-up and sand pontil mark. Heights 8 ⅝ and 9 ¼ inches.
Literature: A bottle similar to the first and dated 1809 is illustrated in Willy Van den Bossche, “Antique Glass Bottles: Their History and Evolution (1500-1850),” p. 82, pl. 26 (3), where the author notes that “Seal on shoulder is unusual on cylindrical bottles in England between 1740-1850.”