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Shaft-and-Globe Utility Glass Bottle c.1650

Shaft-and-Globe Utility Glass Bottle c.1650

Origin: European - Either Dutch, English, French or German

Colour: Pale Green

Dimensions: Height 10.5cm / 4.12in

Lip: Typical shaft-and-globe applied string rim

Base: Kick-up with pontil scar

Source: London. England

Condition: Excellent. Striated surface with external and internal iridescent.
Minor lip flake.

Special features: This is an early half-size shaft-and-globe utility bottle circa. 1630-1660. This bottle most likely pre-dates the later English shaft and globe bottle.


Shaft-and-Globe Utility Glass Bottle c.1650
The King Drinks (Twelfth Night) by Museo del Prado, Madrid c.1668 showing bottles on shelf above farmers gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Magi on the 12th Night of Christmas.
The King Drinks (Twelfth Night) by Museo del Prado, Madrid c.1668 showing early shaft-and-globe utility bottles on shelf above farmers gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Magi on the 12th Night of Christmas.

Shaft-and-Globe Utility Glass Bottle c.1650
The King Drinks (Twelfth Night) by Museo del Prado, Madrid c.1668 showing bottles on shelf above farmers gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Magi on the 12th Night of Christmas.

Shaft-and-Globe Utility Glass Bottle c.1650

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