06-21-2019, 04:46 PM #1
Help to identify this newly-found golden citrine bottle
This neat old bottle was recently found underneath an old house. The bright color of the glass is just incredible; it's a vibrant, golden citrine color and has an unusual maltese cross mark on the pontil. It measures 9 1/4 inches tall and has lots of swirls and bubbles. The mold lines do not reach all the way to the top; they stop about 3/4 of an inch below. I assume it would've had a label. I've searched for another example with no luck. Any ideas?
06-21-2019, 05:17 PM #2
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a beer, 1895 to 1910.
06-21-2019, 07:47 PM #3
There was another thread about a bottle with a maltese cross a few years back:
Don't know if there's any connection to your nice yellow bottle though."Digging Up the Past --- One Bottle at a Time, Since 1969"
06-21-2019, 08:26 PM #4
Thank you sunrunner and GLASSHOPPER55. I followed the link and there is some very interesting information there. From what I can gather the maltese cross mark was a type of "signature" left by certain mold makers in the St. Louis area around the turn of the century.
06-21-2019, 08:37 PM #5