A vintage clothing dealer on ebay created quite a stir by auctioning a most unusual cathedral pickle bottle with iron pontil mark. The 8-3/4″ example in a very rare olive green coloration closed at $11,100 thanks to 61 bids from 23 bidders. We contacted the seller who indicated that he recently bought the bottle as part of a house clean-out in central Connecticut.
We thought, when first seeing the thumbnail image online, that it was the work of Dog River Glassworks, the now defunct manufacturer of reproduction bottles. On examination of the photos, it quickly was apparent that this was no reproduction. We spoke with one longtime collector who commented that he had not seen one offered for sale in over 25 years.