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Offline johnfandmaryp

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Any information on this (very?) old glass (seal?) bottle
« on: June 22, 2007, 04:51:51 PM »
Hi all,

Just wondered if anyone here could give me any information about this old glass bottle. It stands just over 9.5" (24cm) tall, is obviously hand made and has, I think, some considerable age to it.

I think it may originally have had a seal on it as there is a reddish coloured area on it, a little of which is rough as if something was stuck there. There is also a small 'nipple' on the side of the bottle. The bottom is quite deeply recessed and has an unfinished pontil mark.

Main picture ~ http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7598
Neck ~ http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7597
Seal? ~ http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7596
Nipple ~ http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7595
Base ~ http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7594

Many thanks in anticipation, John.



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Re: Any information on this (very?) old glass (seal?) bottle
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 05:00:24 PM »
It is not a seal bottle as they have a glass seal. Could be wine, beer or something else aged 1800-early 1900's.
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Re: Any information on this (very?) old glass (seal?) bottle
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 05:04:33 PM »
Thanks very much Frank.
I wondered if it might be a seal bottle with the seal knocked off! Also thought it might be older than that as the shape is very irregular.
Thanks again, John.


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Re: Any information on this (very?) old glass (seal?) bottle
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2007, 06:15:38 PM »
No, but it possibly had a wax seal. Irregular bottles are still made in the more primitive glassworks. Even early moulded ones had handmade lips.
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