The taller 3 piece has a deep greenish tint, the other 3 piece and shorter one has a smoky brown tint.Nice bottles. What do they look like held up to the light?
Great info! Thanks a bunch.Your pieces certainly fall into the category of "Black Glass", as I understand the term. Of course, the glass is not literally 'black', but some darker shade of green or amber, with the purpose of attempting to keep contents fresher, longer, by reducing the amount of sunlight passing through the glass.
A quick search brought up this link, though I'm certain there'd be more info. at sha.org/bottle/
What is Black Glass? | About Black Sea Glass by Soul Shells Sea GlassThe term "Black Glass" is used because without a strong light source, the glass looks black. But where does it come from...Pirates, Romans?soulshells.com
These bottles all appear to be English made and would date around 1880 -1890 unless pontiled which would make them earlierHello everyone, are these black glass beers? They have no markings so I was wondering the approx. age. Thanks!
Really appreciate the info, the beers are not pontiled but the small bottle is.These bottles all appear to be English made and would date around 1880 -1890 unless pontiled which would make them earlier