This month’s Glass Works auction of antique bottles and related antiques features 661 lots with a wide variety of quality bottles, flasks, stoneware and other items.
Lots 17 through 33 are all of the same German manufacturer, Hartwig Kantorowicz. There are a total of 15 lots with 21 different bottles represented.
Bottle collectors will first think of the many milk glass examples, especially those with a square tapered body. Many are considered to be bitters bottles. However, on examining the labels in this group, one will see not only bitters represented but also Kummel and other alcoholic drink. Indeed, two of the bottles bear a strong resemblance to the well known Dutch Gilka bottles which contained Kummel.
This Glass Works auction closes January 19, 2015.
Bidding online can be found at http://www.absenteeauctions.com/glassworks_3/cgi-bin/CATALL.CGI