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Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 18, 2015

Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern

This poison bottle is in the shape of a half pint Pitkin made using the half post method.  Unlike some poison bottles it is made of colorless glass and has no embossed words on it.  The only distinguish characteristic that makes it a poison bottle is the hobnail pattern.

H: 4 ¾ inches

1810-1870

47A Poison Bottle

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  1. William Hough said, on April 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I have 2 flasks much like this one, which you categorize as an early American poison bottle. I am curious as to why you don’t think it is a European liquor flask? Thanks.

    • Allaire Collection of Glass said, on April 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks for your comment. The only distinguishing characteristic that makes me believe it is a poison bottle is the hobnail pattern. I am not sure if it is an American or German bottle.


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