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bne74honda
01-12-2013, 05:46 PM
Hey,

saw this mallet on ebay and wonder about the 2 photos of the lip. It appears to not be made of glass..the first pic shows what I mean...

Here's the listing:

http://tinyurl.com/avr269u

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/1395/C6730845AF8A46BDB4BFDF804F4148A7.jpg

bne74honda
01-12-2013, 05:46 PM
pic 2

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/1395/2F31133D117041358AF18E20A72D5C15.jpg

cyberdigger
01-12-2013, 06:17 PM
I'm no expert on stuff this old, but my opinion is it's authentic. Lots of etching and patina can accrue in 300 years..

bne74honda
01-12-2013, 06:27 PM
Cyberdigger,

I don't doubt the bottle is authentic but the inside of the neck just doesn't look like glass to me. I saw a posting some time ago from a fella who did a repair on a bottle from the same era and the results were fantastic but he used a material that wasn't opaque or clear - kinda like what I see in the neck.

Brian

cyberdigger
01-12-2013, 06:32 PM
I dunno.. but it's conceivable to me that the inside of the neck is coated with mineralization..

bne74honda
01-12-2013, 07:00 PM
Ahhh...possibly... I'm not convinced it IS repaired..just looking for opinions.

Brian

Sir.Bottles
01-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Looks nice & OK to me! Not a repaired in my opinion but I'll suggest that you contact the seller to be sure.[;)]

epackage
01-12-2013, 10:03 PM
Doesn't look right to me...

RICKJJ59W
01-12-2013, 10:58 PM
It looks like its made of wood

bne74honda
01-13-2013, 08:16 AM
As I expected - varying opinions. I'll drop 'em a line and ask.

Steve/sewell
01-13-2013, 09:24 AM
Looks OK to me,could be residue from the contents and a long burial along with the remains of the cork embedded into the wall of glass. bne74HONDA you should have no problem asking asking YAMAHAdale the question [8D] While you are inquiring say hi from his old friends at ABN SONYsteve/sewell, Ric_HITACHI,and epack_RYOBI,if he gives you a hard time tell him our attorney Cyber_ISUZU ISUZTHEM ISUZEVERYONE will be calling him to make sure he is on the up and up!![8D]

bne74honda
01-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Well,

sent my question and here's the reply (I also mentioned everyone to him):

Dear edscolls,

Hello The neck certainly has some residue and needs to be cleaned. It is guaranteed to be original with no repairs. I give 100% unconditional guarantee on all items sold. You can return it for any reason so bid with confidence. Thanks and good luck regards Dale

- yamahadale_123

so there ya have it - no repair.

idigjars
01-14-2013, 06:54 AM
If you purchase the bottle just black light it when it arrives. Seller offers 100% satisfaction. It's worth a bid. Good luck. Paul :)

cowseatmaize
01-14-2013, 07:21 AM
ORIGINAL: cyberdigger

I dunno.. but it's conceivable to me that the inside of the neck is coated with mineralization..
I was thinking bee wax but have no idea how it would hold up under water. I guess sea or fresh water would make a difference.
I was also thinking of adding about 100 years to their date.
I'm no pro on that stuff but if the price were right and I had the $ I'd love to have one, repaired or not.

cowseatmaize
01-14-2013, 07:58 AM
ORIGINAL: bne74honda

Cyberdigger,

I don't doubt the bottle is authentic but the inside of the neck just doesn't look like glass to me. I saw a posting some time ago from a fella who did a repair on a bottle from the same era and the results were fantastic but he used a material that wasn't opaque or clear - kinda like what I see in the neck.

Brian
That was Mark and the seller isn't him. He would have disclosed and probably never have sold it anyway. https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/m-560632/mpage-1/key-/tm.htm#560632
I wish his pics were still up, that was an awesome read.

bne74honda
01-14-2013, 08:11 PM
That WAS an awesome read - too bad about the pics. I did not think Mark and the seller were one and the same - just remembered how well his repair turned out. That guy's a real artist.

Thanks for all the input - this is one I'd like to add to my shelf so will be bidding - repaired or not, it's a great addition if the price is right.

Cowseatmaize,

what do you mean - "I was also thinking of adding about 100 years to their date." ? Thinking it's older than posted?

Brian

cowseatmaize
01-16-2013, 06:10 AM
what do you mean - "I was also thinking of adding about 100 years to their date." ? Thinking it's older than posted? It's not like I know anything about them, I was just thinking more in the 1790-1830 range. They have 1720-30.