Bar Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bar Bottle
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 24 cm; Shoulder Diam: 11.7 cm; Base Diam: 8.9 cm
On Display
about 1815-1840
Primary Description: 
Bar Bottle. Clear heavy glass with slight greyish tinge; wear marks at base and interior; free blown and engraved, with applied parts; straight sides spreading to rounded shoulder and tapering to almost cylindrical neck with very heavy ring-like lip ("bar" lip), concave base with ground pontil mark; three heavy rings applied to neck; on the body the American eagle in flight, thunder bolt and olive branch in its talons and holding in its beak a large shield with "WINE" above bars, on either side of shield a large leaf spray and above eagle seven small six-pointed stars.
McKearin Antiques, Source
Arts of the Federal Period
Heritage Plantation of Sandwich 1989-05-07 through 1989-10-29
500 Years of Wine in the Arts
Arnot Art Museum 1978-07 through 1978-08
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, pp. 224-225 (fig. 4);
Glass Tableware, Bowls and Vases (1982) pl. 108; BIB# 22048
Pittsburgh Glass, 1797-1891 (1976) illustrated, p. 169 (fig. 142); BIB# 19272
Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass (Doubleday edition) (1950) pp. 290-291, pl. 85, #1; BIB# 25299