A digger's story about his first find that started him collecting ink bottles.


Three bottles that were found while digging: an unembossed pontiled 12-sided ink bottle in medium green, attributed to the Keene, N.H., Glass Works, circa 1840 (value $150): an aqua pontiled eight-sided Harrison’s Columbian Ink bottle (value $150); and a rare sapphire blue eight-sided pontiled Harrison’s Columbian Ink bottle with lip repair (value $1,000 as is).

A digger's story about his first find that started him collecting ink bottles.

Many advanced collectors of early American glass bottles will tell you the category they first started collecting was ink bottles. Their diminutive size and alluring colors and shapes catch the eye of anyone with an appreciation for detail and a fascination with the early glass-blowing trade as it d...

From: Digging on Antique Bottles: Start a Collection with Glass Ink Pots by Bram Hepburn
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