About a week ago a listing "for an early amber wine bottle" appeared. Much to my surprise, a photo of a red whittled glop top J. Gundlach appeared. Now that's my idea of an old wine bottle!
The photo was lousy at best, but a little fiddling with Photoshop revealed what appeared to be a decent example. And the proportion of the shoulders sure seemed to vary from the fifth that we're accustomed to seeing. Could it be a quart?
Sure, it had a flash in the neck (actually the top) according to the description but still, how many have you seen in any condition? Thomas listed the mint value as about $2500~ back in 2002. One of the auction houses sold one for $3200~ plus fees around three years ago. Verrry interesting...
What would it go for, I wondered. I got my answer this morning when I remembered about the listing. Huh? $567.77~ Seems like someone got a buy!
This bottle sure seemed to slip under the radar.