View Full Version : Earlyglass, freeblown but not pontilled....

02-21-2014, 06:22 AM
I've picked up a couple of these bottles erecently, which I've always thought under rated. They are German/Belgian spa water bottles, thes ebulbous ones from aroud 1750 onwards, always quite crude and swirly, usually with a rouletted crudely applied string rim below a snapped off lip, and not pontilled, or at least very rarely. Just thought they might be interesting to some for some of you guys to see...https://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/P1150733_zps73aa4481.jpghttps://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m309/nightdes/P1150731_zpsca66800c.jpg www.earlyglass.com (http://www.earlyglass.com)

02-21-2014, 06:25 AM
They are crudely and quickly made and sometimes have excellent blue boom or "glassgall" around the necks and further, and really are the original "hamilton" bottle, being not able to standup, so kept the cork moist and swelled tight. Many were encased in osiers. You can see them in Hogarths "Midnight Modern Conversation" famous image, littering the floor andchucked in the corners...www.earlyglass.com (http://www.earlyglass.com)

02-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Hi Mark, how have you been?Looking at the art it doesn't look like the water diluted that punch much. [:D]Anyway, nice glass you got there, like that needs repeating.[:)]

02-22-2014, 11:28 PM

02-23-2014, 12:16 AM
Great looking bottle, love the early stuff.

RED Matthews
02-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Well Mark, I have a couple of bottles that were blown (free blown) without a pontil mark. I couldn't see the top of your bottle well enough but it looked likle it might have had a string of glass wrapped around it. It also looked as though the top could have been bursted off without a finishing. Or it could have been ground on the top edge. Nice piece of glass anywy. RED M