When it rains ‘ink’ it Pours!
09 May 2012
The Aprils (that is John April and Charles Aprill (2 l’s) have continued to dominate the airways with their phenomenal INK posts of late. It has really been hard for me to keep up with the quality bottles and pictures that have been wowing so many people on facebook.
1853 Harrison’s Columbian Perfumery & Ink Advertisement
I am pausing here today to capture, nest and present some incredible April | Aprill photographs for HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INKS.
I personally like grouping these photographs as it allows me to compare bottles, lip treatment, sizes, embossings etc. and add support images if possible. Just look at the Harrison’s examples below and decide for yourself, that these two gentlemen deserve a moment of applause for sharing such great pieces. In most cases, these Columbian’s are extremely rare and desirable ink bottles.
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HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INKS, cylinders on left, panels on right. 9 in all. The two small paneled Harrison’s are just fine. Not as common as the cylinders. Mebane had the larger. He never did get a good tiny one. The half gallon is ex: Charles Gardner collection. The three 12 panel inks on the right are scarce. Harrison really did use very pretty bottles – Charles Aprill
Gorgeous green, 4″ tall, open pontil HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK – John April
Two large gallon inks embossed HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK. Look at the expanded mouth example and the scale next to the two National Bitters (Ear of Corn figurals) – Mitchell Collection
Three small paneled HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INKS in different colors – John April
Two small paneled HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK’s. Not as common as the cylinders – Charles Aprill
Gallon HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK – Sandor Fuss Collection
Two extremely rare, HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK’s with near complete labels – Charles Aprill
HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK, cylindrical, 7 1/4″ high, medium blueish green, extremely rare and possibly unique in this color – GreatAntiqueBottles.com
Extremely rare, HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK, brilliant sapphire blue, octagonal, pontil scar, 1 7/16″H, inwardly rolled mouth, a mint bottle with somewhat weakened embossed lettering. American, probably blown at the Whitney Glass Works, Glassboro, NJ, C. 1850, extremely rare color – Jeff & Holly Noordsy
Gallon HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK – Mike Newman Collection
Rare HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN – INK, medium green, octagonal, tubular pontil scar, 1 5/8″ H, inwardly rolled mouth, American, C. 1850, rare color. Blown from green Jersey bottle glass, this delightful little ink is a super example of a very tough to find bottle. Typically blown in pale shades of aquamarine, this colored example is quite uncommon and undeniably beautiful – Jeff and Holly Noordsy
Gallon HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INK – OldBottleCollector.com
Range of HARRISON’S COLUMBIAN INKs in aqua. Note labeled examples on ends. Mitchell Collection
5″ Harrison paneled master & 4 1/2″ cylinder – Charles Aprill
4 1/2″ o.p. Harrison’s – John April