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PlaneDiggerCam
12-02-2017, 04:48 PM
I found this 3 piece mold bottle with a dot in the center of the base with some sort of mold suction on the bottom. I was wondering if this was a pontil bottle. I was also wondering the age range. It was found with 1840s-1870s shards.
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Harry Pristis
12-02-2017, 07:39 PM
This bottle appears to have a disc pontil scar.

njdigger
12-02-2017, 08:57 PM
You're in pontilville.

sandchip
12-07-2017, 06:28 AM
Yep, another blowpipe was used to empontil, or hold the hot bottle while the blowpipe was separated from the neck of the bottle. The top was then applied separately and tooled to shape, after which the pontil was snapped from the base.