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Author Topic: Amber 'blenko like' water bottle / decanter / jug  (Read 2433 times)

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Offline TxSilver

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Re: Amber 'blenko like' water bottle / decanter / jug
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 05:59:54 PM »
My imagination is working. The shape of the bottle reminds me of medicine or bitters bottles. But your bottle is pretty large and has what looks like pour spouts to me. It made me think about prohibition in the USA. The story is on the sha site. Bitters has a high content of alcohol, so was bought by people during prohibition to drink. This bottle would have been perfect for them. Ths shape looks like medicine and the size is not big enough to totally negate deniability. "Of course, it's medicine, Mr. Revenuer." :srn:

I like this story better than the recent reproduction one. Pontil scars usually indicate an older bottle. Most bottles are machine made these days. So I would assume yours is a bit older until proved otherwise.
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Re: Amber 'blenko like' water bottle / decanter / jug
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 01:07:18 AM »
I'm not certain that is a pontil scar. There's something too round and even about it?

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Re: Amber 'blenko like' water bottle / decanter / jug
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 03:23:51 AM »
Hi thanks Cathy,
Well, I thought I knew a pontil scar when I saw one but maybe not.  Here's a close up pic.  It's certainly not from the mold.  And I think whatever was there was broken away after the bottle was fire polished assuming that's how it got it's finish. 

 
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Re: Amber 'blenko like' water bottle / decanter / jug
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2010, 10:59:43 AM »
Okay, yes that does seem to ber a pontil scar. I had managed to skip your earlier description of the scar and was just going by the first photo.

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