Finally an answer that comes from a knowledgable jar collector. I see crazy colored reproductions. I hate reproductions and I hate irradiated bottles. I wish I had known before. Oh well live and learn. Now i have learned from my mistake. Thank-you so much for clarifying Corey's.There are no natural made purple canning jars other than the modern and those sun, light box or irradiated ones that I know of. the drey is irratiated in my opinion
I have heard that oven trick but never had the guts to do it. I have heard of some jars being worth more clear because of so many being irradiated. I forget where I heard this and which jar they were referring to. If you can reverse the irradiated effect in the oven, I think it may have just been another untrue statement I picked up somewhere. I don't want to spread any rumors.If you heat up an irradiated or altered jar in the oven for several hours it will revert to clear or its natural color, never pay for the hype of an artificially colored jar they are worth what a regular like jar is. Be very careful if you do the oven method as jars have been known to shatter.
Bottles are not perfect one side could be reasonably thicker than another side causing the effect that it is only half purple. I find purple glass shards on the surface where I go by the river. It seems to me the thicker the glass the more purple it looks. I always thought of a glass bottle as being fiber optic in nature. Sun hits one spot and transfers through out the bottle. Can a bottle being half buried with dirt half filling the inside causing purple irradiation on one side only? I have not found one like this yet. I just wonder that's all.Naturally sun turned bottles are usually uneven in coloration as the sun hit one side more than the other. That one may have been done in a light box. That used to be a common practice.
My spell check is such a pain. I meant Coreya.Finally an answer that comes from a knowledgable jar collector. I see crazy colored reproductions. I hate reproductions and I hate irradiated bottles. I wish I had known before. Oh well live and learn. Now i have learned from my mistake. Thank-you so much for clarifying Corey's.
I always wanted to dive for bottles like you and a couple of others on this site.I've found bottles on Scuba in O visibility at 40 feet deep and no light that were as purple as your jar.
So I would say that UV light will effect the entire bottle whether half buried or not.
Great looking jar though...
I always wanted to dive for bottles like you and a couple of others on this site.