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CD 123.. E.C&M CO S.F...... Dark, opaque, moss green. Circa 1873-1875. Height 4 3/8.” Mould type “F.”

This amazing EC&M is an exceptional rarity. The dark, moss green coloration alone makes it a fabulous item. However, this one goes several steps “beyond fabulous” with the presence of an opaque impurity throughout the glass, creating an opaque quality quite similar to jade. Heavier streaks and bands of the opaque impurity are swirled throughout. A short nail is embedded very close to the surface of the glass in the lower front skirt, adding even more character.

Incredible, very near mint condition! One of the most unique and highly desirable EC&M’s to be offered for sale in the past decade.

This San Francisco jewel sold for $14,000 + buyers premium and is on its way to Nevada.
Western "Glob Top" whiskeys!

  To many collectors, the Western applied top whiskey defines the Old West.
These beautiful containers were produced in San Francisco in the 1870s through the 1880s. They were a primary advertising piece at the time and represented a large expense even greater than their contents. They were produced in many colors, while standard amber is the most common, the off colors of golden amber, yellow, and even green are scarce to rare. These bottles have been sought by collectors for almost 50 years, and are as popular today as ever. Shown are four early glob top fifths. They range in dates from 1870 for the green Cutter Star in Shield, to about 1883 for the A.P. Hotaling Portland. The Mckenna's and A No 1 Cutter are mid 1870s. The tops were applied separately after the bottle was blown, hence the term "applied top". Later, versions had tops which were included in the mold process, and were neatly tooled. These are not nearly as desirable as the applied top versions, and the value can be only 5%-10% of an applied top whiskey. A little practice and education will make it easier to tell the difference. These are a beautiful reminder of the early days of the Old West!