GVII-1″North Bend” – “Tippecanoe” Cabin Bottle
GVII – 1
“North Bend” – “Tippecanoe” Historical Cabin Bottle
Olive Amber Pint
Probably Mt. Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York
The Northbend – Tippecanoe figural cabin bottle represents everything that is great about our hobby. Besides being a great form and color, it is historically important, has a story and is extremely rare. We are grateful to have an example in our museum.
The colored print above is titled “Old Tippecanoe has come out in the West, In all the wide borders his steed is the best!” It is meant to depict William Henry Harrison’s log cabin on the Ohio River in North Bend, Ohio. A barrel of hard cider is by the cabin, a flag reading “Harrison & Tyler” is flying above, and Harrison is in front greeting a wounded soldier. Harrison was the Whig candidate for President in 1840 and his running mate was John Tyler. Their campaign slogan “Old Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” referred to Harrison’s defeat of the Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, at Tippecanoe Creek in 1811.
On what is considered the front of the GVII-1 bottle, the cabin has large embossed copy reading, “NORTHBEND” horizontally above the door. At the center is a door with glass windows and divided panes on either side. A string latch rope hangs from the left side of the door as you face the flask. A cider barrel is under the right window.
On each side of the roof are eight graduated vertical ribs representing the roofing. The bottle or cabin sides have eleven heavy ribs representing logs.
The reverse of the bottle is the same as the obverse except for the embossing above the door which is “TIPPECANOE.”
This flask was probably produced after the GVII-2 because of the inscription “NORTHBEND,” which was introduced later in the Harrison campaign.
The pint plus flask has a broad sloping collar and a pontil mark.
Known colors are dark olive amber (black) and deep olive green (black). Both are considered extremely rare.
The bottle was probably produced at the Mt. Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York.
Read More: Mt. Vernon Glassworks Project
Lot: 44 “North Bend” – “Tippecanoe” Historical Cabin Bottle, probably Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, circa 1840. Log cabin form, deep emerald green, applied sloping collared mouth with ring – tubular pontil scar, ht. 5 inches; (3/16 inch hole in the lower left base corner of the “Tippecanoe” side). GVII-1 Extremely rare, handsome, and a beautiful color. Of the few examples known, most have some damage with the corner hole being the predominant damage noted. Often associated with a mold flaw. Ex Edmund and Jayne Blaske collection, Warren “Bud” Lane collection. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction #100, October 2012
Lot: 51 “North Bend” – “Tippecanoe” Historical Cabin Bottle, probably Mount Vernon Glass Works, Vernon, New York, circa 1840. Log cabin form, deep emerald green, applied round collared mouth – pontil scar, ht. 5 5/8 inches; (1/4 inch hole in upper right corner of “Tippecanoe” side with cracks in the lower roof and right side, 7/8 inch fissure in mouth and neck). GVII-1. Of the few examples known, most have some damage with the corner hole being the predominant damage noted. Long “stovepipe” neck may be unique for the cabin. Extremely rare and historically important. Property of The Strong, sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund. Norman C. Heckler & Company Auction.
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