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Any thoughts on this bottle?

Mjbottle

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May 22, 2020
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I was hoping someone could shed some light on this one for me. I have what looks to be a wine bottle that i have always myself dated to around 1900+.i was wondering if i was correct.it is light green with an aplied lip ring,beveled lip, kick up base with a nipple in the middle,no mold seams and the only 2 bubbles i can see are in the kick up base.if it helps any, i found it in a dump that the only other bottles i found were made in england.
 

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embe

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Jul 14, 2019
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For the sediment? That actually makes a lot of sense. I learned this was called a kick-up but hadn't thought of the practicality of this design.
 

sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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I've found several of those in the creek through the years, also in olive green, that I always dated to turn of the century as well.
 

Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
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Northcentral Florida
For the sediment? That actually makes a lot of sense. I learned this was called a kick-up but hadn't thought of the practicality of this design.
"Sediment trap" is just one of several theories on the origin of the kick-up. It evolved into a standard French form without much trapping utility by the late date of this bottle.

For much of the 19th Century, bottle volume was not standardized. Some bottles were blown to a standard exterior size, but were given an out-size kick-up to reduce the actual volume of wine. These were known as "cheat bottles." It's a form of marketing not too dissimilar from modern oversized packaging.


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