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CanadianBottles

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Very interesting. Thank you so much. I am very interested in learning about the pontil era. I am including some photos of another bottle i have with a pontil mark. Can you please help me date this one? It's small. 5.5" tall. Light aqua in color. Any insight I can get is much appreciated. I just don't know too much about this topic so I am gathering as much info as I can.
Yeah that's an actual pontil-era bottle, not a modern art piece. It should date to no later than the 1860s. Hard to say what it originally held, apart from it not being a beverage bottle.
 

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Thank you very much! Yea, i am curious as to what this bottle would have held. The opening at the top is very small.
 

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Hard to tell with some slick pontil bottles with what the contents where. Some slicks are easy to now what was there contents.
 

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This is just a guess but maybe it held medicine, tonic for hair?
 

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That sounds like very good possibilities to me, especially medicine. Opening is only 3/8". The bottle is very light weight. I don't even like to
handle it much for fear of breaking it. lol
 

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that's very clean, smooth & non crude for a Pontil. never seen a thin lightweight pontiled puff with such a big heavy top, seems odd, most thin puffs have a thin rolled back lip or rolled in lip. not sure how easy it would be to heat thin glass to thick glass & combine the 2? not many bubbles in the glass. Almost looks reproduction to me but I'm far from any pontil or glass blowing expert?
 

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After you mentioned not many bubbles in the glass i grabbed it and looked closely. There is actually a lot of bubbles. They are just really small.
In addition, the thickness of the top is about an 1/16". There is also some very light exterior scratches that have to be looked at very close to see.
 
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I hadn't even thought of something like that and you could be right! Fits along with the size. Thank you!
 

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