Pontiled John Ryan, Savannah

 

 

 

 

 

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Circa 1850-1855 Pontiled John Ryan Excelsior Mineral Water, Savannah

This soda has a very showy purple-hued cobalt coloration. The top is an applied blob. Iron pontiled base is very clear but no residue. The bottle is crude, with a slightly flattened reverse side.

Embossed: JOHN RYAN / EXCELSIOR / MINERAL WATER / SAVANNAH GA // UNION GLASS WORKS / PHIL.A / THIS BOTTLE / IS / NEVER SOLD

Height: 7 7/4"  
Color: deep pruple-hued cobalt blue

Condition: Excellent - perfect structurally (no dings, chips, cracks), just a few wear ticks and overall light scratchiness wear. This looks to have been dug and never tumble cleaned, so if don't like the natural patina and character it could be polish cleaned.

Reference Number: GW55

Price: $276