Snuff Bottle Question?

Ferdinand:

I recently acquired a (very) large snuff and have been searching the internet to find some info on it. Your Peachridge website is great but of all the wonderful snuffs pictured, none are the like the one I have. Both Michael George and Rick Ciralli seem to be quite knowledgeable on snuffs. Anyway you might share their email addresses with me, or better yet, forward my email to them as I would like to learn a bit more about this bottle…?? Though generally shaped like the common New England OP snuffs with chamfered corners, my (OP) bottle measures 6 1/2″ tall, 3 1/2″ wide and 2 1/4″ deep…nearly twice the normal size. My bottle is mint with very little wear plus has thin bubbly glass.

Check out the attached picture compared to pint and half pint flasks.

I will look forward to your response.

Kindest regards,

Tom Lines

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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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1 Response to Snuff Bottle Question?

  1. earlyglass says:

    Yes Tom, rare size snuff, likely New England. I like it!
    Feel free to email me at earlyglass@gmail.com
    Mike

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