This bottle is so uncommon that only fragments were known until a handful were excavated in Philly in a single privy. The better examples sold for $600-700, and this one just has some cork pry chipping to the lip. There are only a few Philly squats with oval slugplates like this, all being very early. This example has a nice mold impression, iron pontiled bottom, applied double taper top. The bottle displays fine and the attention is drawn to the character of the slug plate.
Embossed: G. H. / ARMSTRONG / 327 SH ST (South Street)
Height: 7 3/8"
Color: deep forest green
Condition: about half of the top has ragged cork pry chipping and the other half light roughness. None of the chipping is more than 1/4" from the top. displays great but has a few issues to report. Otherwise, the bottle is uncleaned and has some stain patches, but not much wear. Nice patina.
Reference Number: GW122