rare mid-nineteenth century deep cobalt blue pontiled mineral water bottle manufactured for john ryan in savannah, georgia.

$850.00

Availability: In stock

UR #:: UR-22734-15

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Product Description

original and intact c. 1850's-1870's vibrant cobalt blue mineral water bottle manufactured for john ryan in savannah, georgia. the low tapering shoudlers and long narrow neck are finished with an intact applied blob top. the neck exhibits a number of crudities including whittling, straw marks, and a large bubble. the front body is deeply embossed with multiple lines of block lettering that read "john ryan / excelsor / mineral water / savannah, ga". the base features a moderate kickup with residue from manufacture with iron pontil. john ryan started the excelsior bottle works in savannah, georgia in 1852, becoming the first soda bottler in the state. they manufactured soda water and carbonated beverages. the business eventually expanded and opened branches in augusta, columbus, and atlanta. the company used very colorful cobalt blue bottles. john ryan would retire in 1879 and would pass away in 1885.