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Item IK144, JONES – EMPIRE – INK N.Y., twelve-sided, bluish emerald green, 7 ¾” high, Iron Pontil, large applied lip, bold embossing, nicely whittled, has a small (3/8”) lip repair to the underside of the flanged lip, this is difficult to see and impossible to photograph, also has a few tiny wear marks. One of the best ink bottles in existence. I can find only three of these having been sold at auction in the past thirty-five years, two in deep olive green and this beautiful emerald example. In 2004 one of the deep olive ones brought $17,600 at auction. An impressive, extremely rare and important bottle, circa 1850, $8,900