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Antique Olive Blown Mold Crown Figural Bottle Open Pontil

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This is an old hand blown-in-mold crown-shaped bottle, with a hand tooled top and open pontil scar on the base. It's color is somewhere between amber and olive-green and it stands just under 6 inches (15 cm) tall. It varies in thickness from thin at the shoulder to average bottle thickness at the base. It has air bubbles here and there in the glass. This is not a dug bottle. Someone liked it and it probably ended up in an attic for decades. It has no cracks, chips or damage.

Clevenger Glass Company, which has made reproductions of 18th and 19th century figurine bottle for decades, made a machine made bottle like this. However, as you can see from this ebay store listing for item 350093494029 , the Clevenger reproduction bottle differs in design (notice the circles on the base) thickness and color, and it has none of the delicate quality of this bottle. Clevenger Bottles also have "CB" impressed on their base. However, when Clevenger started in the 1930s, they hired old time glass blowers that made hand blown bottle reproductions of 18th and 19th century bottles. These early unsigned Clevenger bottles are now quite rare and collectible in themselves, and can be difficult to tell from the originals. So the bottom line is this is either an original 19th century hand blown figural whiskey bottle on a handmade copy made in the 1930s. If you are a bottle collector and can help identify it, please email us.

Whatever its origins, this is a finely made, well crafted figural bottle that has lots of eye appeal and will be a nice addition to your collection.

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