Large Willington Pickle Jar in a Teal Blue

With cathedral pickles in the news recently, (Read: The Amber Willington Cathedral Pickle Jar) (Read: MAJOR Cathedral Pickle Collection News) (Read: Early Blown Glass Blue CATHEDRAL PICKLE BOTTLE closes on eBay) it was good timing for Dennis Rogers to send Peachridge Glass three exciting pictures of his very special teal blue Willington Cathedral Pickle. Look at the great neck on this jar! It is fun getting these kinds of pictures and information.

Folks, all of these images and information is being archived for antique bottle and glass collectors for generations to come. It is also being indexed for the FOHBC Virtual Museum so don’t be shy. If you have something special and you want to share, I bet I can find a place for it. Ferdinand

I saw my first ambers at Norm Hecklers a number of years ago, lined up in a row, ALL 3 SIZES! 

Hi Ferdinand

Great post on the amber Willingtons, certainly the holy grail of pickle jar collecting. I saw my first ambers at Norm Hecklers a number of years ago, lined up in a row, ALL 3 SIZES! Thanks for the history on the Willington Glass Works and all the great photos. Exposure to great cathedral pickle examples is long over due, so thanks for that! The recent e-bay sale of the blue cathedral with expanded mouth was certainly a shot-in-the-arm for the Pickle hobby.

I will probably never have the opportunity to aquire an amber Willington, but I do have a large Willington pickle that is one of my favorites, in what I would describe as a teal blue coloration. Have not seen this exact color in another Willington. And, a full 15 inches tall, with stretched out neck, and huge graphite pontil. Am enclosing a couple of photos, one shows the size compared to the middle sized Willington in the more common color of light green. Thanks again, and keep the Pickle posts coming!

Dennis Rogers

Read another story about Dennis Rogers: The Johnnie Walker Box and the Dr. Wheeler’s – or You’ve Got to be Kidding Me!

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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2 Responses to Large Willington Pickle Jar in a Teal Blue

  1. sandchip says:


  2. Charles Aprill says:

    Wonderful. c.a.

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