Monday, December 26, 2005

Engraved Scottish Alloa Bottle c. 1830s

This is a rare find. It is believed to be of Scottish origin, probably Alloa bottle c. 1830s. It has fully spherical body, shaped lady's leg neck and 2 part tapered applied lip and a flat scar pontil base. The body has etched on to it an emblem of the Masonic lodge ? and "JOHN & AGNES COWIE"

4 Comments:

At 10:39 pm, Blogger Per & Britt said...

Nice bottle. Never seen one like it before!
/Per
http://wine-pictures.blogspot.com/

 
At 4:28 am, Blogger curt said...

Hello , My father collected the stippled bottles.A folk art in itself.In my opinion,the most interesting of all black glass.

 
At 4:25 pm, Blogger Per and Britt said...

Could this be the one?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Howie

 
At 4:48 pm, Blogger Rob Feckler said...

You have a nice Scottish stippled bottle there. It was actually produced from 1788 up to 1873. Bottles like that are usually attributed with Alloa Glassworks in Alloa, which is located near Edinburgh, England.

Rob Feckler

 

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