Black Glass bottle found scuba diving in the bahamas

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A relative found this about 40 feet underwater near a coral reef in the Bahamas in the 1970s. Does anyone have any insight as to the age of it or any other interesting details? Thanks in advance for any help!
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Harry Pristis hasn't been on here since January unfortunately. He's the resident black glass expert. He used to have post charts showing the evolution of black glass form. That appears to me to be a mallet of some sort. My guess based on the form of the lip is early 1800s. Probably British, maybe American. A very decent bottle either way.

Couldn't find the reference in a quick Google search.

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I think Harry got his pics from Willy Van Den Bossche, Antique Glass Bottles, their History and Evolution. But it wouldn't be worth $400 to buy it used on line... Unless you made a collection of black glass.

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Harry Pristis hasn't been on here since January unfortunately. He's the resident black glass expert. He used to have post charts showing the evolution of black glass form. That appears to me to be a mallet of some sort. My guess based on the form of the lip is early 1800s. Probably British, maybe American. A very decent bottle either way.

Couldn't find the reference in a quick Google search.

Jim G

Harry Pristis hasn't been on here since January unfortunately. He's the resident black glass expert. He used to have post charts showing the evolution of black glass form. That appears to me to be a mallet of some sort. My guess based on the form of the lip is early 1800s. Probably British, maybe American. A very decent bottle either way.

Couldn't find the reference in a quick Google search.

Jim G
Harry seems to be posting on treasurenet.com. For some reason I can't copy the link but if you search ( Who collects black glass?) , it should come up.
Might be able to match up that bottle with a similar one on Harry's posts.
Roy
 
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Very nice black glass rum or whiskey. I have several with that “sea washed” finish, that they get from being down in Davey Jones’ Locker,,LOL. I jokingly call them my “pirate bottles”, as they are from that 1760 to 1820 era. Most are very crude and that’s what makes them more desirable to collectors. Good one to have.
 
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Harry seems to be posting on treasurenet.com. For some reason I can't copy the link but if you search ( Who collects black glass?) , it should come up.
Might be able to match up that bottle with a similar one on Harry's posts.
Roy
Looks like Harry and Sandchip are both posting over there these days.l

Jim G
 
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A relative found this about 40 feet underwater near a coral reef in the Bahamas in the 1970s. Does anyone have any insight as to the age of it or any other interesting details? Thanks in advance for any help!View attachment 249933
I've got a similar one that was dived in Bermuda and given to a dive shop owner to showcase - he gifted it to me when he sold his business. Gotta love that black glass!
 

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