Saturday, January 21, 2017

Western Inks

From a Previous Post by Golden Plantation


Here’s grouping of some of the Western blown inks we‘ve dug in California over the years, circa 1868-74. The large master is e.r. and embossed “PACIFIC GLASS WORKS” on the base. It has an applied top that looks like a Western bitters or 5th with a pinched pour spout.


The school house with no panel embossing is the rarest of the aqua Western blown house inks. It has a steeper roof pitch and comes in deep greenish aqua like some of the early S.F. meds.


Top and base of pint size Pacific Glass Works master ink.


I thought this was an interesting and informative post for all the ink and western blown glass collectors Thanks Lou! - rs -

9 comments:

  1. The diamond pattern embossing with JT and embossed Pacific Glass Works reflects glass products from John Taylor either made for him by PGW or during his ownership of PGW.

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  2. The diamond pattern contains the letters JT ? Have you come up with new research regarding this ? So what is the age range you can put on all the PGW diamond pattern bottles? Has anyone seen any other PGW bottles with this besides the master ink and the apothecary bottles?

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  3. The age range would probably either not extend past the sale of PGW in August of 1875 to C.Newman & Co.,or past the time that PGW operated simultaneously with SFGW from August 1875 thru December 1875.

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  4. No more research necessary. Check Warren's book re Taylor. Then, we have other examples of bottles blown in the same mold with a clearly readable JT embossed on the base. He was the only "glass man" on the West coast who embossed his personal identity on a bottle, to my knowledge.

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  5. Fantastic history there! I have not seen another of those masters...hope I did not miss one by not looking at the base! "It's all about that base"...

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  6. I have seen two others and heard of at least one other one that was accidentally broken by a collector. Too bad nobody put an initial on the western star.....

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  7. There is also a un-embossed Western 5th with the same diamond as the master ink.

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  8. Ohhhh Tay time to start checking all base's, That is a Great Master ink, Love the Top, that's Good Intel on the Cabin Inks, another little goodie for Me notebook.

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