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Chestnut Bott Pontiled but izit real??

Jim B

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May 8, 2020
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Got this recently out middle of nowhere small town auction house.
Much controversy in facebook groups as to if it's real or not.
Presumed to be made tween 1750-1850....freeblown open pontil.
Tons of bubbles.....wonky and don't sit flat lotta crudeness.
One recently sold on ebay by a seller of many years with 9000 all positive feedback for $170!
4 bidders fought over it.
I find zero references that this was ever reproduced in recent years.
Interested in expert opinion on this one
 

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nhpharm

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I had one of these a few years ago. It had a bit of base wear, the slightly flattened sides, the solid bar pontil, and the gloppy lip as well as a ton of big bubbles. Having handled a lot of chestnuts over the years, my gut told me there was something wrong with it. It just didn't seem quite right. I feel they are reproductions, but I can't prove it.
 

Jim B

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May 8, 2020
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I had one of these a few years ago. It had a bit of base wear, the slightly flattened sides, the solid bar pontil, and the gloppy lip as well as a ton of big bubbles. Having handled a lot of chestnuts over the years, my gut told me there was something wrong with it. It just didn't seem quite right. I feel they are reproductions, but I can't prove it.
Been hearing this.
Only ref for old glass I have are some case Gins.
One goes back to 1750 but they are totally diff glass mix but the crudeness is there.
Wern't some of the Chestnuts wrapped kinda like a Demijohn or some of the other bottles of the time?
 

Jim B

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This in an example of a swirl, there are other similar bottles that were Dutch from the same period. Ca. 1840s
Again another bottle that so clean people have a hard time accepting them as real.
Is it really possible to get a bottle from this time period with minimal wear?
I do realize many collectors tumble and have ways of cleaning.
 

sandchip

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I had one of these a few years ago. It had a bit of base wear, the slightly flattened sides, the solid bar pontil, and the gloppy lip as well as a ton of big bubbles. Having handled a lot of chestnuts over the years, my gut told me there was something wrong with it. It just didn't seem quite right. I feel they are reproductions, but I can't prove it.
My gut says the same. Real, yes. Old, no.
 

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