Knickerbocker was not any part of the Proprietors name. It basically comes from a word New York author Washington Irving used in a book in 1809, to signify a New Yorker who could trace his or her ancestry to the original Dutch settlers.
It also refers to pants worn by the early Dutch settlers called "Knickerbockers" or "Knickers". Glassworks - Most likely a nearby East Coast Glass House. Color - Deep Cobalt Blue. Size - 7-1/4" Tall and 2-5/8" at the base. Sturdy glass, weighs in at 15.4 ounces.
Late 1840s to Early 1850s. Extraordinary William Pond color, style and form. Mostly clear and clean glass.
Also see full condition noted above. Excellent, full 7/8 inch kicked-up iron pontil base with a very generous amount of reddish/grayish pontil rod residue left. Complete with a ridge and vent/mold dot, next to the pontil scar.A perfect example of a pontil scar. Whittle, mold and stretch marks present on the glass. Bottle stands slightly uneven when placed on a flat surface.
Summary - Excellent example of a Pontil Era Soda Water. Nice Bottle for New York City or New York State Bottle/Glass collections, or would be a fine addition to any collection.More old bottles to follow. 1848 COBALT BLUE 10-SIDED I. BLOB TOP SODA" is in sale since Sunday, November 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Sodas". The seller is "cap1864" and is located in Madison, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.