Here is a Super Nice, Amber PINEAPPLE BITTERS Bottle ! If you are into antique bottles, you know how EXTREMELY RARE these Bottles Are ! Amber is the most common color, but even those are hard to find. This one measures about 9.25 inches tall by about 3 inches diameter across the base, though of course a bit wider around the center of the pineapple. It has a double collar crudely applied lip, several horizontal bubbles evident in the neck, and absolutely no blemishes at all. The base shows some roughness, and what appears to be a diagonal or hinge mold seam. I really think it was blown in a mold, but I am not positive, and the center depression could be a disc pontil that was smoothed down some. It also has the diamond shaped smooth area at center of one side of the pineapple, likely where a label would have been applied. Dating from the late 1840’s to the 1870’s these pineapple bitters bottles are highly sought out by bottle collectors, and I don’t think you can find another for sale at the moment. A Fine Civil War Era Pineapple Bitters Bottle that Displays Great !
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Fine "Maker Embossed" Civil War Period Fluted Pepper Sauce Bottle
Here is a Fine Embossed & Pontilled Pre-Civil War or Civil War Period Peppersauce Bottle ! Aqua in color, it measures about 8.25 inches tall by 2.5 inches diameter, with fluted sides, three rings around the neck, and an applied tapered lip. On the slope between the body of the bottle and the neck is the raised mark of “W. K. Lewis & Co.” . Lewis was well established in the food business in Boston, 25 years before the war, and bottles of his brandied peaches were recovered from the steamboat “Bertrand”, which sank in 1865. The bottle has some interior staining and appears to be a dug example. There is one tiny chip on the edge of the base, about ¼ by 1/8th of an inch in size, that you really have to look for to see. [See the 7th Picture down] Other than that, there is no other damage of any kind. Civil War Period Peppersauce bottles with Company names are quite RARE, and this one Displays Great !
Nice Pair of Pre-Civil War to Civil War Period Pontilled "Puff" or General Purpose Bottles
Here is a Nice Pair of Pre-Civil War or Civil War Period Pontilled “Puff” or General PurposeBottles ! The larger one is about 4.5 inches tall by 2.0 inches diameter, while the smaller one is about 3.25 inches tall by 1.25 inches diameter. Both bottles have good clear glass with a few seed bubbles, and both show a tubular type open pontil at the base. The larger bottle has a cool manufacturing flaw that almost looks like the glass was pinched together while still hot, or else a pin stuck in it, and run back out a short distance later. Whatever it is, it was definitely done at the time of manufacture. Both bottles have the thin flared lips, with the larger one being perfect, but the smaller having two very small chips in it. Just a Nice Displaying Pair of Civil War Period Bottles that are At Least 150 Years Old !
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Nice Civil War or Pre-Civil War Period 3-Piece Mold Black Glass Ale Bottle
Here is an Excellent Civil War or Pre-Civil War “Black Glass” Ale Bottle ! It is a three-piece mold pattern and you can see the mold seams. There are no cracks, chips or damage. The applied tapered lip is in good shape showing some manufacturing flaws and uneven application, and the bottom of the bottle has a typical period open pontil mark. The bottle measures about 9 inches tall by 2.625 inches diameter. When looking through the glass at a light source, the black color is actually an amber/olive green color. A Great Looking Civil War Period “Black Glass” Ale Bottle !
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Perfectly undamaged Dug & Pontilled Aqua Umbrella Inkwell
Here is a Fine Dug Pontilled Civil War Period Umbrella Ink Bottle ! It shows the typical haze and cloudiness from being in the ground, and one tiny, about ¼ inch crack near the edge of the base that is difficult to see, but mentioned for exactness. It is a nice aqua color with an inward rolled lip, and measures about 2.5 inches by 2.5 inches. Recovery location unknown. A Fine Displaying Dug Umbrella Ink Bottle !
Nice Little Glazed Civil War Period Stoneware Inkwell
Here is a Fine Civil War Period Stoneware Ink Bottle ! It measures about 1.75 inches tall to the lip, and 2 inches diameter. It has several minor stains and a few chips but is overall in good condition. These little stoneware inks and the aqua umbrella inks were probably the most common ink bottles of the Civil War Period, with examples of both recovered in many campsites. A Nice Displaying Civil War Period Stoneware Ink Bottle !
Fine Civil War Period Two Tone Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottle
Here is an Excellent Civil War Period Two-tone Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottle ! It measures about 8.25 inches tall by 2.875 inches diameter. There is some minor staining but nothing major, and only one small chip near the base that may be a manufacturing flaw. It has the less often seen rounded “do-nut” lip and a beautiful overall glaze. Just a Real Nice Example of the Civil War Ginger Beer Bottle that Displays Great !
Nice Pre-Civil War, Civil War Period Pontilled Flint Glass Mustard Jar
Here is a Fine Civil War Period Barrel Mustard Jar ! It is a clear flint glass example with a prominent open pontil on the base and outward rolled lip at the mouth. The body of the barrel has two upper bands and two lower bands, and shows some waviness and several small bubbles in the glass. It measures about 4.5 inches tall by 1.875 inches diameter at the top and bottom, though it is wider in the middle. Mustard, like pepper sauce, was an important condiment for the soldiers often bland food. A Nice Displaying Pontilled Civil War Period Barrel Mustard Jar !
Fine Civil War Period "Baby" or Salesman's Black Glass Whiskey Bottle
Here is an Excellent & Rarely Seen, Civil War Period “Salesman’s Sample” or Miniature Whiskey Bottle ! For a dug bottle it is in superb condition, showing only minor scuffing to the exterior with no cracks or damage. It is a “black glass” pattern that is actually a dark amber color when held up to a light. It measures just 6 inches tall by 1.75 inches in diameter. It has a crudely applied collar lip at the top and an eccentric base with a dot and embossed letter -A-. In the first picture it is shown with a more standard size bottle, that is in another listing and NOTincluded with this bottle. That bottle is 8 inches tall by 3 inches diameter. In 30+ years of collecting Civil War glass, this in only the second one of these “baby” whiskeys I have ever had. An Uncommon Civil War Period Bottle that will stand out in any collection !
Fine Civil War Period Champagne Bottle
Here is a Nice Civil War Period Green Glass Champagne Bottle ! This one is in very good condition with no chips or cracks, a couple of tiny little flea bites around the top, and showing the usual minor scuffs and scars on the body that may indicate it was ground dug. It has some minor interior and exterior cloudiness but is actually more transparent than many. It measures approximately 10” tall by about 2.75 inches in diameter. The neck shows several twisted stress marks and an applied ring lip, while the base has the typical period high kick-up. These high kick-ups must have cut into the actual volume of the bottle by 10-20%. Overall Just a Nice Example of the Civil War Period Champagne Bottle !