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    Senior Member Bottle Master Robby Raccoon's Avatar
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    Question Reproduction USA Med Dept?

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    I feel like the pontil and good condition of the label make this a reproduction.
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    It's a Sulphate of Quinis from the U. S. A. Med. Dept.
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    The bottle is blown.
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    Pontil.

    So, what do you guys think? Any age? Real?

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    Senior Member Bottle Master CreekWalker's Avatar
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    I wish, I could say the label originally went with the pontiled bottle, but they look good together! Sleep well!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master CreekWalker's Avatar
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    Here in the label on another type, a jar?!Click image for larger version. 

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    Senior Member Bottle Master andy volkerts's Avatar
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    The bottle may be real, but I think the label has been aged, also the date on the label is 1863, a bit late to be used on a pontiled bottle, the USA med dept sold a lot of product and I feel that the labels would be closer to the age of their bottles. I feel that the bottle may be a repro because of the lip style, that funnel shape just doesn't look right to me........Andy

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    Senior Member Bottle Master Robby Raccoon's Avatar
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    Thank you all. I guess I'll throw it in my booth as an 'authentic reproduction label on pontiled bottle.'

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    The bottle looks to be an apothecary bottle, probably newer than 1900 in my opinion. It's that 'flatness' look I've seen in repro bottles from India (in the top of the lip, and/or on the base with the mold line hugging awfully close), that sport applied tops and/or tooled lips.

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    I don't like it. No base wear. Funny top. Label looks too good at the edges.

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    Looks authentic to me. It's not the coveted USA Hosp. Dept type, and it's odd, but it looks good . All USA Hosp. bottles were smooth base if they are authentic. There are reproductions with pontils. This is an entirely different animal.



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