I have a recently acquired a 1860 Burgerspital Würzburg wine bottle,I do know it has Historical Value to the winery, I have been in contact with the Export Manager of the winery, the winery dates back 1321.In our communications,So far there has been only 2 of these bottle found in the USA lending the only evidence during the time period this wine was even exported here from my understanding talking with the export manager, a third was an ocean find off of Barbados Since one is in New York the other in Barbados and one in my possession I have not been able to find out much of about this bottle or value did not know if anyone might be able to point me in a direction on maybe a price value
Measurements are as follows 6" 7/8 height x 5" 3/4 width x 3" narrow part of bottle color deep red amber when in light, with blob seal - blob seal is 1" 3/8
What I have found on the history
Johann Baptist Sartorius explained in writing 1862 what a "Bocksbeutel" is: namely "a flattened, round bottle shaped like a leather pouch for bottling the Stein wine".
Following link has a pic of a similar bottle of the same type along with his explanation of the shape http://www.buergerspital.de/media/www.buergerspital.de/media/med_83/375_22_353_stadtratsprotokoll_aus_dem_jahre_1726.jpg
In 1726 the Council of the City of Würzburg decided that the "Bocksbeutel" be the mark of quality compared with poorly produced wines. At the "Council's behest, the first sealed specimens of the Bocksbeutel are stored in Bürgerspital's cellars and the true, the pure, unadulterated wine, rapidly and brilliantly triumphed", reported the District Archivist Sebastian Göbl. Bürgerspital has been totally committed to the Bocksbeutel's claim to quality right up to the present day.