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12-03-2003, 02:16 PM
This bottle is very dark green and is 16 inches tall.


12-03-2003, 06:07 PM
Hi maryh, your bottle is most likely a whisky bottle, a lot of them had lady-leg necks like that. If you can post a good clear photo of the base someone here may be able to give you a good idea as to the age of it.

12-03-2003, 07:16 PM
As Irish said, it's probably a whiskey, but it could very well be a bitters bottle. That lady's leg neck usually belongs to the bitters bottle group, but many were whiskeys. Nice find!

Harry Pristis
12-03-2003, 11:34 PM
Is this a typo, Maryh? Is this bottle really 16" tall?! If it is really 16", it dwarfs any whiskey/bitters ladyleg bottles I am familiar with.

What are the details? What sort of closure does it have?

-------------Harry Pristis

12-05-2003, 11:50 PM
No it is not a typo this bottle is 16 inches tall. It has a cork closure and on the base it has 4/5 quart.

12-06-2003, 05:46 PM
Thank you for all the help. I appreciate it.

12-13-2003, 03:30 PM
How much do you think it is worth? And how old is it? On the bottom of the bottle it says REFILLING PROHIBITED. Any help appreciated thanks.

Harry Pristis
12-13-2003, 07:25 PM
You haven't said whether your bottle is machine-made or hand-finished, Mary Ann.

If it is a machine-made bottle, it might be worth say less than $10 as a novelty to a collector of ladysleg bottles.

If it is a hand-finished bottle, it might bring say $40-$80 based on its unusual size (16" tall).

There are (at least) three factors governing the value of a hand-finished bottle:
>Rarity (How many were made or how many survive),
>Condition (Any alteration since it came out of the annealing oven), and
>Aesthetics (Color, strike of the mold, "character" such as air bubbles and slumping, etc.)

This is my opinion based on my experience; your mileage may vary.

--------------------Harry Pristis

12-14-2003, 07:00 PM
To the best of my knowledge and from what i have read this bottle is hand made the seam does not go over the lip. It has no air bubbles in the glass at all very smooth. Thanks for the help.