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A bottle in my collection(fig 2) bears the name IDies and it is dated 1749. Theseal looks a lot like one dug by the author at the GermantownGlassworks (1752-55) in what is now Quincy, Mass. (formerly Braintree.) A seal with the 1749 date wasexcavated and showed the age of the wine rather than the date ofmanufacture.
atGermantown Glasswork in Quincy, Mass
The Dies name will beresearched.
Many bottle seals with foreign lettering were made in the UnitedStates. The seals in (fig3) were all made at theDyottville Glass Works in Philadelphia, Pa. around 1880. Theseals shown are Huile Dolive Superfine, E.B. Clarke,Philadelphia; Huile Dolive, Bordeau,Surfine, Clarfild; Treyeran Feres, StJulien, Medoc, Bordeau; Huile Dolive,Bordeau, Superfine Clarfild.
Three bottle seals (fig4) were excavated at NewGranite Glass Works, Stoddard, N.H. (1846-71). The lettering saysOter Dupuis Cognac. One seal was neverapplied to a bottle; another was bent in the making anddiscarded. Thus we have excellent evidence of local manufacture.After a 20-year search, the bottle was located in Boscawen, N.H.at the cost of thirty dollars.
The bottle in (fig.5) is only 4 tall, hasquilling on both sides and a seal with a Band backward S. For Some reason seal makershad trouble making the Ss and Ns correctly. In
In (fig.7) we have a French sealdenoting the amount of the contents but for most unilingualAmericans it might just have well said, weight of contentsunknown.
In (fig. 8)
Now in (fig. 10)
An N.D. Lloyd bottle
Fig. 6 - Superfine Olive Oil Bordeaux.
Inverted tree makes it a rare find.
Fig. 7 - Seal on French wine bottle denoting quanitity.
Fig. 8 - Paul Jones Whiskey Louisville. One of the most common of bottle seals.
Fig. 9 - The Old Mill Whitlock and Co. This is an early bottle that begs to be reproduced. Take care.
Fig. 10 - Seal on Chestnut Grove Whiskey bottle (1840-1875) Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro, N.J.
Fig. 13 - Modern example of Swan on Weder & Zoon Co. wine bottle.
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