Scranton, PA - Rare Green Squat - POVENZ

 

 

 

 

 

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Circa 1860 Scranton Squat - G. C. Povenz

I'm not sure if any whole examples of this bottle exist, I've never seen one. According to Todd van Mechow (N. American Sodas and Beers), it's known to be from Scranton. I dug it with "The Privy Diggers" in Philly in December, 2017. Except for a small rough spot on the heel, it's in great dug condition. The top is a hand applied double taper.

Embossed (in rectangular slug): G. C. / POVENZ

Height:  7 1/2 "
Color: deep blue-green

Condition: excellent - structurally perfect except for an old 1/4" wide sliver flake off the heel (see pics). It has some light overall wear and trace scratchiness, trace privy haze in only a few spots. This has not been tumble cleaned and retains natural patina, was only rinsed out. Collar and top are perfect.

Reference Number:  PD2

Price: $260