View Full Version : Open pontil bottle I found

02-18-2016, 04:45 PM
Thought I would share .169447169448

Harry Pristis
02-18-2016, 07:41 PM
Nice find! An early wine bottle, perhaps. A dive find from the Caribbean?

The word is "pontil," referring to the iron rod (or blow-pipe employed as a pontil rod) stuck to the bottom of a bottle temporarily during the finishing process.
"To empontil" is the transitive verb.
"Pontilled" is a common abbreviation for "pontil-scarred".

02-19-2016, 12:11 PM
Key west area.