IMPORTANT C. 1790 AMELUNG BOTTLE, GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, JARED IRWIN P.O.R

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ENAMEL PAINTED C.1790, NEW BREMEN, MARYLAND, PORTER BOTTLE WITH - “JARED IRWIN ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO - PAINTED IN 1890”- CONTENTS WITH TWO HUNDRED YEAR OLD TOBACCO LEAVES & FLOWERS.

JARED IRWIN RECEIVED THIS BOTTLE IN 1790 TWO YEARS AFTER SERVING AS PRESIDENT OF THE GEORGIA CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA IN 1796-1798, ALSO 1806-1809. BRIGADIER GENERAL IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, TURNED INDIAN FIGHTER!

 

Attribution: 

NEW BREMEN GLASS WORKS, FREDERICK, MARYLAND, C.1785-95 ; tested, Winterthur Science laboratory, Dr. Jennifer Mass, quantitative spectrograph analysis

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Condition: 

 

 Excellent overall condition with no issues;  the paint was also tested at Winterthur Science Laboratory  and confirmed to  be  from the 1890’s )  

 

Provenance: 

Harmer Rooke Gallery. New York, N.Y., sold at absentee auction.

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History: 

Jared Irwin-

Jared Irwin, Statesman and twice Governor of Georgia, moved from Mecklenburg Country, N.C to Burke County, Ga. as a child. Commissioned a Brigadier General during the Revolutionary War, he distinguished himself following the War as an Indian fighter.
In 1788 General Irwin served as a representative to the Georgia State Constitutional Convention. In 1789 and 1798, he attended conventions which revised the State Constitution, serving as President of the 1788 convention. He was Governor of Georgia , c.1796- 1798 and 1806-1809. Among his first official actions was the signing of the act which rescinded the Yazoo Law.
General Irwin served several times as President of the State Senate and was a State Senator at the times of his death March 1, 1818, Irwin county.Irwinton, and Irwinville, were named for the Governor. Jared Irwin is buried close to his home, not far from Irwinton.   

 

Comment: 

Beautiful blue green bottle glass, made for “Porter” and referred to as a “Porter Bottle.” The style , color, and glass composition, are very similar to what was made at the New Geneva Glass works. Interestingly enough Balthazar Kramer, one of the original Stiegel Glass Blowers, left Manheim Pa., with Foltz and Eberheart and established the Frederick Glass Works in Frederick Maryland, c. 1780. Most people are unaware that John Frederick Amelung bought the Frederick Glass factory, called the "Foltz Glass works", in 1785, and hired the previous owners, Kramer & Eberheart ( Foltz had died) to blown glass and manage the New Bremen Glass Factory. This is the earliest known American Porter bottle in a color other than black glass, and is the first porter to be identified as an Amelung product!