Measuring approximately 205mm in height, this exceptionally preserved, cellar found early antique ale bottle from the 1800's was blown in a mould which also formed the glass seal and embossing on the bottles shoulder. This would have been a very new development in the bottle making process as bottle seals before and after this time were almost always stuck onto the bottle after the bottle was released from the mould. Son of Daniel and Mary Turner Sargent, Henry Sargent was an American painter who studied in Longdon with famed teacher Benjamin West as well as John Singleton Copley. He was a veteran of the War of 1812 and in 1815 was appointed aide-de-camp to the governor with the rank of colonel. In the ensuing years he served in the Massachusetts Senate and was a prominent figure is Boston around the time this bottle was commissioned.
The Sargent family were also quite a wealthy family by the time Henry was made a senator so I believe this bottle is from the same estate. Henrys son also went on to be a prominent American landscape architect. A very well made and innovative ale bottle for its time. Sargent 1830 in circular in-mould seal. Excellent cellar found condition with full gloss to the glass and no damage of any kind.
Glass is seeded with air bubbles on closer inspection which adds character to this early sealed bottle, with only one manufacturing flaw being a shallow open air bubble to the rear of the bottle, see photos 7 & 9. A great piece of Bostons history and definitely a museum quality bottle with rich provenance. (Photos form part of the description).
Growing up in the country southeast of Perth at this time meant that most of the easy digging had long since been dug and the goldfields was a little too far out of the way for a quick day trip scouting around for bottles. Now that research and the internet has made it possible for me to build up a huge collection of quality international bottles over the last decade, ranging from bottles for the beginner up to high end bottles and museum pieces. Largest range of international bottles in the country. High resolution photos and accurate item descriptions. The Bottleum, come in and see em.
The item "Antique Georgian Period Sealed Black Glass Ale Bottle Sargent 1830, Boston MA" is in sale since Saturday, November 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Bottles, Jars, Jugs\Bottles". The seller is "bottleum" and is located in Maylands, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.