View Full Version : George Washington Bottle

12-04-2014, 12:42 PM
Found this bottle and its out of my speciality. Any info on this bottle would be appreciated. I think it would be a pontil.

12-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Any info on this bottle would be appreciated. I think it would be a pontil.

I agree, provide some and maybe I can help. I have no idea what's on the back but the condition is less than spectacular. Yes, it is a pontil.

12-04-2014, 05:51 PM
From what I've seen looks like a nice historical flask, need a better picture of the back - nice bottle!

12-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Hopefully this helps. Let me know if you need any more pictures

12-06-2014, 09:36 PM

12-07-2014, 01:37 AM
I think it's 20th century repro from the look of the base, and considering the neck. Looks neat!

12-07-2014, 01:46 AM
Is you keyboard broken. I'm going to take a guess and say the back is blank and it's a pint. GI-48

12-07-2014, 01:59 AM
Strange looking pontil , doesn't look old to me .

12-07-2014, 10:16 AM
The back is blank. It just has a raised oval. I bought it out of a plantation estate in eastern NC so I didn't think it would be a repo but I could be wrong. The bottom is pontil.

12-08-2014, 07:49 PM
From that last pic, I recant my repro statement. Cool bottle, looks like the inside needs a tumble

RED Matthews
01-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Well, you need to provide better quality pictures. I can't see good anyway - but historical flasks are worth checking out good; RED Matthews

RED Matthews
02-07-2015, 02:14 PM
I guess this posted info is from Shane. I just figured out that the [postings we add now go to the top of the thread. That is ok - just a surprise. I am not sure the finis was rolled in. I have studied a lot of the tooled tops an the tools used to form them after a thread of glass was put around the cut off top of the bottle. It was usually tooled to the desired form. A half round bead, or a squared bead, or a triangular shaped bead around the outside. Some were done for a metal penetrating formed head with a gasket under the flange of the lid. I guess I will include some coverage of the finishes hand tooled on early meds. I have seen some reveiws but there sure are a lot of different shapes. RED Matthews