Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    24

    Fresh out of the dirt, but what is it?

    Hello, found this beautiful bottle..? It has a light mauve colour to it, and the shape is unique. It can't stand up, but what type of bottle is this? If it even is a bottle, or could it be from a light fixture? Found with items from late 1800's to early 1900's. It has a thread at the top, so it would be 1900's. Thank you.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails IMG_20190419_192403.jpg   IMG_20190419_192525.jpg  

  2. #2
    Senior Member Bottle Master
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,828
    Well that's interesting, I've never seen anything like that before. Maybe a candy container? Those sometimes had a lid that went on the base.

  3. #3
    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    24
    I think it's possible that it could be an antique pendant light globe. They would thread into the light fixture. Maybe candy container, yes. Found other items in same area, cobbler made leather shoes, very old, turn of the century. Thank you for your help.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Bottle Finder
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Macomb, IL
    Posts
    108
    It looks like a pendant for a lightening rod to me.

  5. #5
    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    24
    Yes! I think you are right. Looks very much like a lightening rod pendant, how cool! Thank you.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Bottle Master sandchip's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    4,222
    I'm siding with Canadian on this one. Looks like a candy container in the shape of a toy top. I'm not familiar with lightning rod pendants. Lightning rod globes are open on both ends for the rod to pass through the decorative glass piece. If anyone has pictures of a pendant in a lightning rod assembly, please post them. Neat find.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Bottle Master
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,828
    I'd never heard of lightning rod pendants before either but it does look very similar https://i.pinimg.com/736x/70/cc/50/7...78ab661d23.jpg None of the pictures I've been able to find have a mouth as wide as yours though, so not really certain either way.

  8. #8
    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    24
    Thank you! I have cleaned it up and it looks lovely sitting with my collectibles. I could imagine it either way, candy container or lightning rod pendant.

  9. #9
    Junior Member New Bottler ann_digs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    24
    Thank you for your help, and for the link.

  10. #10
    One time I saw a photo of an old ink bottle (I collect them) that looked like that. It was held upright in a wire holder that went around near the bottom. There is a place near the bottom of this one where such a wire holder could have wrapped around. But this is just a guess based on the pic I saw years ago.



Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •