Item 18

Price Realized:  $750
U-989 Confederate “Milk Bottle”
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Item: 18  Description: U-989 Confederate Insulator. Nicknamed “Milk Bottles” because of their shape and color, insulators of this design were used by the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Like nearly all known examples, this one was dug at the site of the Southern Porcelain factory in Kaolin, South Carolina.  Grade R: Professionally repaired, two of the four ear tips have been retouched. One-third of the skirt edge was repaired. View 3 shows the top with a single circular punch mark. View 4 shows the base. Note the slotted pin hole and also the separation of the porcelain. Perhaps that’s why it was dumped at the factory and not shipped for usage.
Estimate: $800 - $1,000  Open: $300
Price Realized:  $750