A sealed mallet wine bottle, dated 1731

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Lot 6*
A sealed mallet wine bottle, dated 1731

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,486) inc. premium
A sealed mallet wine bottle, dated 1731
Of dark olive tint, the mallet-shaped form with a tapering neck with applied string rim, applied on the shoulder with a moulded seal inscribed Samuel Smith 1731, deep kick-in base, 19.4cm high, 14.9cm diameter (chips and losses to rim, chip to seal)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    With Lillian B. Cogan Antiques, 1989
    The Thomas A. Gray Collection

    This unrecorded sealed wine bottle can be added to the list of twenty other known bottles or detached seals dated to 1717. Smith is a common name and nothing is known about the Samuel mentioned on the present seal, although another bottle inscribed Saml: Smith 1750 was sold in 2007 from a family in Boston, MA.
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A sealed mallet wine bottle, dated 1731
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