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bostaurus
04-01-2013, 02:49 PM
I just got this in the mail. Won it off ebay a few days ago. It was listed as a doll house bottle and had very poor pictures. It was cheap so I thought I would take the chance. What do you think..newer doll house bottle or something older?

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/D21E514917EA42A1BFDB0F7C60EE9A0A.jpg

bostaurus
04-01-2013, 02:50 PM
Having problems with the photos...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/C8E3ED69B2E04C9493E1F7B78B0EF100.jpg

bostaurus
04-01-2013, 02:51 PM
It is just a bit over 2 1/2 inches.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/6C728B4339D6482BB18C53C26931897E.jpg

bostaurus
04-01-2013, 02:56 PM
An embryonic Dutch horse hoof...

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/5F3CDAF297FF493587A6C2AE14D67886.jpg

cowseatmaize
04-01-2013, 08:09 PM
Iron pontil? I doubt doll house. Is that 2½" the base? It seems taller but it's hard to get a reference point from the table and chair.

bostaurus
04-01-2013, 08:53 PM
2 1/2 inches tall. Iron pontil and some rough area around that...not sharp ..more like sand paper.
I usually think of European bottles with a really tall kick up like that but iron pontils seem to be a more American thing.

cowseatmaize
04-01-2013, 09:29 PM
I posted an about 5½" demi looking thing years ago. It wasn't IP but it was pontil. I figured a solid rod that didn't leave much glass behind with the concave. That I thought European for sure even though the tapered lip looked more US. It was very thin and I'd think fragile would be an understatement.
IP isn't unheard of overseas though either. Where was it bought from?

If one or both were doll accessories I wonder what they were teaching their kids. It's an odd way to say drink is bad and glass can hurt when broken. [:D]

bostaurus
04-01-2013, 09:38 PM
This one is very thin too. I bought it off eBay. The pictures were very blurry but I bought it because of the shape and the shadow of the iron pontil....and it was cheap.

Plumbata
04-01-2013, 09:45 PM
Nice score, I really like it! It looks old to me and seems to have some wear, but my opinions regarding this topic don't hold any water so hopefully the experts can offer something more substantial. Could it have been a cologne or perfume bottle?

cowseatmaize
04-01-2013, 09:51 PM
and it was cheap. OK, ebay US I guess. I knew the ebay part, you mentioned that. I remember you shop the UK site sometimes and I can never pay the cross Atlantic shipping.
Anyway, I hope you get an answer Mel and not just my carp input. [:)] I'm interested also.

Steve/sewell
04-01-2013, 10:27 PM
I think it is old Melinda I just need to verify it with higher resolution pictures. I sent you a PM a little bit ago.

bostaurus
04-01-2013, 11:56 PM
ORIGINAL: Plumbata

Nice score, I really like it! It looks old to me and seems to have some wear, but my opinions regarding this topic don't hold any water so hopefully the experts can offer something more substantial. Could it have been a cologne or perfume bottle?

I was thinking druggist vial, something used to hold small quantities in a druggist/apothecary practice. Really I have no clue[:(]

Steve/sewell
04-02-2013, 12:05 AM
Here you go Melinda, The Bottle is legitimate. It is either German or Belgian in manufacture. Here are dug examples from Willies book..........

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/71E8936166CE48C9A43135A8356750D6.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-02-2013, 12:06 AM
2

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/BDBD91F5563D462F9E9531CAA49C21A4.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-02-2013, 12:08 AM
Here are Melinda's pictures enlarged. She was holding a kitten you know at the time she took the pictures that is why the pictures came out incorrectly sized...........[8D]
Look at that back yard lay-out a real Southern Bell designed this one.[;)]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/36B0B72897D74D529D20A4A3F7F99D84.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-02-2013, 12:12 AM
2 Iron pontil marks turn up on European bottles as much as American made ones. In fact they can be found on old American-German made Colonial chestnut bottles from the mid to late 1700s not just Scroll flasks,Sodas, and Gothic Pickles from the mid 1800s.

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/330B981A504B419FAABECCE2AD22C567.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-02-2013, 12:14 AM
3 Love that long neck......

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/9F89B30D6D3A45D78A346BD3D6EF60B4.jpg

Steve/sewell
04-02-2013, 12:15 AM
4

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/6EDA0AEE2409487B85EF9B374CE92539.jpg

epackage
04-02-2013, 01:09 AM
Fantastic little bottle, a true Gem... I'm glad you found out it's the real deal Melinda[;)]

bostaurus
04-02-2013, 01:26 AM
Thank you Jim and thanks Steve for the info. I love the bottle but it is so delicate.
That is actually the front yard. My window opens on to the front porch....every Southern house should have a front porch with rockers and porch swings...and always facing east. When we moved in there was a 3 level Italianate fountain ...not really something that fits with an old farm cottage. Pulled the top levels off but couldn't move the heavy bottom part...so I just filled it with dirt and roses. We discovered more of the brick path under an inch or two of centipede grass.

JOETHECROW
04-03-2013, 01:25 AM
ORIGINAL: Steve/sewell

Here are Melinda's pictures enlarged. She was holding a kitten you know at the time she took the pictures that is why the pictures came out incorrectly sized...........[8D]
Look at that back yard lay-out a real Southern Bell designed this one.[;)]

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12005/36B0B72897D74D529D20A4A3F7F99D84.jpg



Cool bottle Melinda,....Love what you did with the yard too.

bostaurus
04-21-2013, 11:24 AM
Joe, it is a constant battle to keep that centipede grass from trying to cover those brick walks again. Amazing how fast stuff grows.

Found this among my pictures. I took this at the German National Pharmacy Museum a few years back. A couple bottles are similar to this one though the lips are not rolled in and I doubt they have iron pontils.
I like the way they used to ship the small bottles (in the front).

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10557/D8CD47633E774585A157FD6B54F3C2C1.jpg