Five Spectacular Purple Bottles

By Russell Paton; posted November 28, 2017

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One cannot beat the color of Australian glass! These five sauce bottles date to around 1905-1915. They were dug up several decades ago, by a geologist conducting surveys on the old gold fields of Teetulpa (North of Adelaide). Four of the bottles are partially solarized due to incomplete burial. There is some residual soil and a little bit of iridescence on some of the bottles.

From Left to Right:

H. Jones & Co Ltd Hobart & Sydney IXL, dark purple, with large olive glob, larger embossing, triangle mark on base $100

H. Jones & Co Ltd Hobart & Sydney IXL, lighter purple, 1in base slice front with two short cracks, triangle mark on base $55

H. Jones & Co Ltd Hobart & Sydney IXL, good light/dark separation, triangle mark on base $90

Lichtner Limited great color separation $120

unembossed really good separation, from dark grape to almost clear $100

Prices are in US dollars; shipping is extra. Discounts available for multiple purchases. Payment by no fee PayPal is preferred.

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