Wednesday, June 3, 2009
N. B. Jacobs Hock Style Wine Bottle
These photos are from a very rare bottle from my collection which is the N. B. Jacobs San Francisco Seal Wine with Star. This bottle probably dates from the late 1860's and this specimen was dug by Dave Hartley when he lived in Sonora. He dug it from the dump which is just South of the town by the Water Treatment Plant. He kept it for all of these years and I can understand why as it is a great specimen with nice crudity and a great laid on lip ring of a top with some nice stretch marks. I think there are probably less than five known. I think Richard Siri has one, and anyone else is free to add in if they have one.