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A nice gift

DeepSeaDan

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The dive shop owner I've taught for these many years was kind enough to gift me this bottle, which was gifted to him years ago by a chap who claimed it was pulled from a wreck in Barbados. Inquiries have suggested it's circa 1800's ( likely 1820ish ), and is an English wine bottle. In any case, it looks great on the mantle!
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Skadman4

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Looks like the rum bottles from Pirates of the Caribbean movie!

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DeepSeaDan

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Looks like the rum bottles from Pirates of the Caribbean movie!

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You’re right! I thought it would be an ale bottle, but apparently, the “push-up” in the base is indicative of a wine bottle from that era / country.
 

Skadman4

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Wine/ rum... both a headache in which ever bottle they come in, lol. Still a very cool history and bottle to have. I'd love to have been everywhere and seen all that it has, image the stories!

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DeepSeaDan

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There's still some coral encrustation inside, around the edge of the base; I'm hesitant to fill it full of rum & toss a swally - I might wake up with a peg leg & a parrot on my shoulder!
 

Harry Pristis

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It is a very nice gift! Wine was the common drink in that day, though such bottles, no doubt, were re-used for other drink. The kick-up accommodated the pontil scar. AFAIK, the British had no form tradition for wine; they filled their bottles from casks of French wine, or they drank wine from French wine bottles. I think the bottle dates to about 1800, base on the lip finish. By the 1820s these bottles were being produced in 3-piece molds.
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