Lot 245: Champion Hobart Town Antique Torpedo Soda Bottle

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Sold for A$1,201

W. Champion. / Hobart Town // Genuine Superior / Aerated Waters. (Tasmania) Aerated Water Torpedo Applied flat top. Aqua. 13 oz. 238 mm. 1850s

Good. 4 x 2 mm shallow flake to upper lip. Tiny nick to lip edge and a small scrape or two. There is a dip to the lip, this is the way it was made. Annealing splits to inner lip from making. Stained throughout. Near the base point are a couple of open bubbles, one is flaked over 10 x 5 mm. Scuffs and scratches throughout. Some scratches are pitted, but not too deep. Heavy embossing has some wear and pit marks. A couple of the letters have small flakes. A rare and early bottle, the first we have ever offered. In this as found condition, it is a great opportunity to add a lovely bottle to your collection. Grade: 6.5 Estimate: $750 - 1000
Champion Hobart Town Antique Torpedo Soda Bottle
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