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    Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    I found this digging around an old abandon house in the woods.It's quite large and has a applied lip? Or am I wrong about that?Anyone have any knowledge to age and use?Thanks, Aaron
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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    It may be an applied lip, feel inside where the top meets the neck, and if you feel a lip or size differencewhere they join, it is applied, I cant really tell by the pics. Looks like a mineral water, like a Hunyadi Janos only different shape. it looks like a quart size??. spun mold maybe, 1880 - 1900. somebody else will join in I am sure and maybe have better info........Andy

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    British imports here are still common today. The British made blob bottles into at least the 1930s. I've seen 1910's-era examples of applied-top bottles by their glasshouses. A better way to tell the age is to analyze the site and to try and find records.

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    So the bottle looks like a good one. At this point we need more information about it. Bottles of this tyYoupe can be made in three part molds - in that case there would be a horizontal seam on the shoulder and two vertical seams up the neck to the obviously applied and tooled finish.You didn't tell us anything about the bottom of the bottle - but if it was hand blown it should have evidence of an empontilling handle having been there.So we have to know more about the details, RED Matthews

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    I do feel the lip difference on the inside of the lip. And I think I see a faint pontil mark on the bottom. No seams on it at all.

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    So how tall is it? Is there any embossing? I have a lot of black glass bottles that were made for mineral water and other products. This one looks a little more green than most of them.

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    I'm guessing mineral water. I've seen crown top examples the same size with Poland Spring labels on them. I had two like yours, but just sold one for $15.

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    It's about 15 inches tall with no embossing.

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    Re: Help on Big Green Bottle Age

    To me it looks like a generic (unembossed) German-blown beer similar to those blown for the Western market in the 1890s. Granted the lip finish is flatter. But that was my first thought upon viewing the pictures.



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