Large and Small, Sharp and Subtle

Globular bottles from Zanesville and other factories in Ohio shine in gem-like shades of amber, aquamarine and, more rarely, green. Ever so often one stands out from the crowd.

Large and Small Zanesville Gobular Bottles (104J, 103J)

Since most are of similar size, large ones such as the one on the left are particularly admired.

Miniatures are even rarer.

The tightness of swirling also varies from a rare near vertical ribbing to the equally rare tight swirling of the example on the right. In this case, the bold, tightly swirled ribbing has a hidden surprise - the bottle also has vertical ribs, however subtle.

For many a happy hours' contemplation of Ohio amber and green, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. There you can stare at a case of fall colors donated by George Horace Lorimer, past editor of The Saturday Evening Post.