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  1. #21
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    Not sure about the bird wire it could be a bird in the garden behind the bottle and the window pane behind the bottle but not exactly sure.

  2. #22
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    Yes Ive also seen them before they often pop up on ebay and they dont appear to be as good quality or as good of a copy as this particular example.

  3. #23
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    Still have this bottle,still researching, so any new contributions are most welcome, also just aqquired a Drakes plantation bitters bottle here in the UK, guy I purchased it from bought it from a charity shop (I think you guys in the states refer to them as thrift stores).Will post up images in a new post coming soon.

  4. #24
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    This looks like one I had from the Jamestown Glasshouse. Mine had a seal for Joseph Frances

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  5. #25
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    Yeah would agree coboltmoon it does look similar, but at the same time the one that you have posted looks exactly as it should a very good repro copy of a late 17 century wine bottle, where as the bottle I posted is a little bit cruder or not as good as a reproduction if you follow my drift. What was the age of the bottle. Thanks for your interest, Geordie.

  6. #26
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    The seal on the bottle is William and Marys monogram http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%A1jl:Royal_Monogram_of_William_and_Mary_of_Gr eat_Britain.svg

  7. #27
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    ORIGINAL: geordie

    Not sure about the bird wire it could be a bird in the garden behind the bottle and the window pane behind the bottle but not exactly sure.
    What cyberdigger is referring to is the string of glass that goes from side to the other on the inside of the bottle, known as a birdswing.

  8. #28
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    Well thats a new one to me and I still aint sure what a birdswing is!
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    ORIGINAL: geordie

    Not sure about the bird wire it could be a bird in the garden behind the bottle and the window pane behind the bottle but not exactly sure.
    What cyberdigger is referring to is the string of glass that goes from side to the other on the inside of the bottle, known as a birdswing.

  9. #29
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    maybe this will help explain better...
    https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/m-135227/mpage-1/key-birdswing/tm.htm#135227

  10. #30
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    RE: Is this a colonial Williamsburg repro

    hold on i may be getting it, there is a large inclusion in the glass on the right hand side of the seal it is white, could it be lime?



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