03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender
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Two Olive-Amber Blown Glass Wine Bottles with "S Colton 1767" Seal

$3,555$3,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Two Olive-Amber Blown Glass Wine Bottles with "S Colton 1767" Seal, England or America, late 18th century, reportedly made for Samuel Colton, a merchant who lived in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, who owned three schooners, and was involved in trade with England and the West Indies, the bottle lip with a laid-on ring finish, cylindrical body with applied round seal with raised "S Colton/1767," (one with small lip chip and a loss on the seal, the other with a 3 in. crack on side), ht. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Both bottles have wear around the shoulders and base, one with small lip chip and a loss on the seal and shows more wear and also has a scratched abrasion under the lettering on the seal, the seal chip is retained (taped) to the underside of the bottle. The other bottle has a small inclusion on the side with an associated approx. 3 in. crack with a 1 in. spur, some very light surface wear.

Keywords

Samuel Colton, Olive-Amber Blown Glass Wine Bottles, United Kingdom, Massachusetts, Longmeadow, Indies, West Indies