View Full Version : Any ideas on this fancy pontil bottle?

Ohio Rob
11-05-2011, 07:50 PM
It is 8 sided with a nice iron pontil. Any ideas on type -pepper sauce maybe?


Ohio Rob
11-05-2011, 07:51 PM
3 rings on the neck.


11-05-2011, 08:10 PM
Yup, pepper sauce, there's a few different embossed ones too. Great bottle

11-05-2011, 08:17 PM
That's a looker indeedy! ..belongs in the Pontils Only forum, it does.. where's a mod when you need one! [:@]

11-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Slacking..... [:D]

11-05-2011, 08:43 PM
[:)] Woody... just in time! [:D]

digger don
11-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Here's the same bottle with a different pontil.


digger don
11-05-2011, 09:00 PM


glass man
11-07-2011, 11:03 AM
Pepper sauce like Matt said...nice!JAMIE

11-07-2011, 08:38 PM
Nice fluted peppersauces, guys. I have one of the exact same style, but mine missed the pontil by a few years and is an early smooth base. I would love to dig a pontiled one to give it a buddy on the shelf. Other than a busted open pontil cathedral [:@], it's the only peppersauce I have dug so far. Maybe the stuff wasn't all that popular around here. ~Jim

11-07-2011, 10:52 PM
Dug this IPPS in the good ole days [:D]


11-08-2011, 01:12 AM
The reason pepper sauce was so popular in the middle to late 19th C was the lack of refrigeration. Meat had to be eaten fresh and sometimes the almost carrion quality needed to be flavored, so to speak. Ice was often a luxury during the warm months and edibles were often stored underground, or in the "coolest" location available. Remove the "greenest" portion and sauce up what was for supper. Gold Rush mining camps are littered with pepper sauce bottles.