COMPANY : To be advised "VG & C"
SEAL : "VG & C"
CIRCA : 1780 - found in GUYANA

Generally attributed to Van Gent however this bottle appears to be much earlier than the known period of operation of the company Van Gent.
The above pictures highlight 2 examples of very desirable VG & C sealed gin bottles, renown for being one of the earliest known sealed gin bottles featuring a blowpipe pontil scar on the base.
Both the above examples are included in Gaetan Crevier's impressive gin bottle collection, and I was privileged to view his collection and take pictures during my recent visit to Canada.
The above picture of the pipe pontil does not truly capture the crudity and splendour of the jagged glass left as an aftermath of the manufacturing process - it is a very impressive example of early glass bottle making.