EX RARE WIDE MOUTH C1680 ENGRAVED GLASS CASE BOTTLE! #G7800
A very rare and very early German wide mouth case bottle, blown by the half-post method. It is profusely engraved with a large, interesting coat of arms and a family name (possibly now Czech). It was probably made in the Alpine region around 1680. It was part of the famous Uve Freidleben collection that was sold through Dr. Fisher auctions in 2005 and still bears the auction tag on base. It is clear glass with a beautiful lavender tint naturally produced by the magnesium in the glass mixture. The side panels are engraved with large tulips and the real panel is engraved with branches, leaves and birds. A “wheat” pattern is engraved as a border on each panel. SUPERBE ALL AROUND! Pontil scar on base. Heavy base wear, normal use wear and virtually mint!!! Perfect example of this extremely rare wide mouth 17th century bottle. About 8” tall x 5” wide.
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