15 March 2014
Bill Steele, over on Facebook Bottle Collectors posted some gorgeous pictures of glass shards in jars. Pictured against the snow, the imagery is quite stunning. Bill said, “Here’s what I’ve done with some of the nicer pieces I’ve dug over the years. Put them in a couple clear jars and let the sun shine through. If only they could have been whole….”
I contacted Bill and he was kind enough to shoot some more pictures and forward to me to post. Again Bill, “I shot some better pictures of my jarred fragments, these are much better and clearer than the other ones. I wasn’t sure which ones you would prefer, so I’ll let you decide. These came mainly from two old city dumps and a couple little farm dumps here in southern New England. Thanks!”
I don’t know about you all, but I think I might try this tomorrow with all my bottles the housekeeper, dogs and Fedex broke over the years!
See More Shards in Jars: Bottle Shards in Window Jars – I like it!
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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Some of the finest examples of bottles I have sometimes only come as shards. Really great to see them displayed.