Please note: I have added 28 photos to the bottom of this listing to try and show it in as much detail as possible so please take the time to view them all carefully. This is a really fabulous free blown ring pontil squat onion bottle which as you can see has a wide mouth indicating it has either been used in an apothecary or for the household pantry – utility bottle. A clue MAY be on the back of the bottle with a word that has been written on in a fancy font which MAY be the same period as the oil painting scene on the front which is very Dutch like. I cannot decide if the bottle originated in England or if its a Dutch made one. I do not see enough of them to know. So it has a really nice shape in the dark olive green glass free blown and a really nice wide mouth and the applied folded over string rim lip. The glass does have air bubbles and inclusions in the glass. A fairly flat base and you can easy see its a wide mouth. A slight curve at the base only. A nice even kick up with the ring pontil scar which will take no prisoners with your fingers.. The bottle may have started life with the painted SCENE but I very much doubt it.. They were often painted on years later. The scene is typical of a Dutch oil on board as they call them painting of an overall dark background scene of two gentleman sat on chairs in front of a table with one gent holding an ale jug on the table and has a glass in his other hand, and the chap in the red coat has a long clay pipe in his hand. There is a dark bit of furniture behind them both at the right hand side. This scene has a Wreath like design of leaves around it. On the outside of that the artist has then put little ” dots ” all over the bottle including up the neck. Turn the bottle around now and look at the back it has a similar Wreath design of leaves but not as well picked out creating a space. In this space is a word which I have been unable to really workout, it could be a Place name – Apothecary Drug abbreviation name – Liquid spirit drink name. I really do not know. It is something like this. Gencici – Genc’ ol – Genc icl – Genc’cl. The Genc are all quite easy to see.. Its the rest of it. This word may indicate what was in the bottle originally. The top string rim wide mouth has been painted too. The base rim has wear as you can imagine from being picked up and put down regular. It has a very small inner crack from a percussion impact mark just to the LEFT of the painted scene about 1 and 3/4 inch from the base, this can be seen from different angles only.. The crack is difficult to see with the painted dots around it. Its a 3 line star crack being just over 1/2 inch long. Just a little further down from here is a tiny White looking inclusion dot within the glass… This is a small impact mark too. Same side but in the bare cartouche of the unknown word there is a star crack it looks to be on the inside too. It has about 8 lines radiating from one place. About 1 inch longest part. ALL of these I have photographed closer… See below for all the extra photographs. Difficult to take actually. White labels with ARROWS point to areas. There is partial oil paint missing on the both the scene and the dots as well as around the wreath on both sides. P lease see all pictures provided for more details. 7 and a 1/4 inch tall x 6 and a 1/4 inch dia. At the widest point, the neck is just over 3 and a 1/2 inch long to the top of the bottle rim. The wide mouth bottle top is just over 2 inch dia. The base rim on the wear mark is 5 inch dia. And the ring pontil scar is 1 and 1/2 inch dia. Some of you may think my asking price is on the high side.. Well I sell 18-19thC Dutch oil paintings on copper and board for similar prices. So this is cheap relatively speaking, you are getting the bottle for free. Scale is usually an English 1 penny coin which is 20mm in diameter which is just short of 7/8ths of an inch in diameter. MY TERMS AND CONDITIONS. In the title or description it means. Condition which may have scuffs, scratches and damage. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “18thC Wide Mouth Onion Wine Bottle Oil Painting Scene Smokers in Tavern READ” is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectables\Collectable Bottles & Pots\Wine & Black Glass Bottles”. The seller is “diggerlee” and is located in Yorkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom