Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Midwestern Aquamarine Swirl and Club Bottles

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 21, 2015

These are three examples of aquamarine swirled bottles and one aquamarine club bottle.  All have twenty four molded ribs which were swirled to the left or right, probably made in Zanesville Ohio.  The difference between the two types is on the club bottle the lower sides are straight and the flat bottom is therefore wider.   They are all about eight inches high and made between 1820 and 1840 and were re-usable bar bottles.  We think the most outstanding example is 58A because of its rich color and quality of the glass.  Which is your favorite?  Let us know.

15A Aquamarine swirl bottle

29A Aquamarine Club Bottle

58A Aquamarine swirl bottle

64A Aquamarine Swirled Bottle

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  1. Nico Bijnsdorp said, on November 22, 2015 at 5:47 am

    I fully agree with your choice. Not only because of its rich color and quality of the glass, but also the sleek and elegant form contibute to my choice.


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