Did I find my first black glass

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To bad there both slicks ,the 1/2 pint is the cleanest bottle I ever dug
 

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That's a Benedictine (liqueur) bottle (or similar). They range in age but most of them I find are 1900-1915 or so. They are neat looking bottles.
 

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That's a Benedictine (liqueur) bottle (or similar). They range in age but most of them I find are 1900-1915 or so. They are neat looking bottles.
Is it black glass,when you hold it up to the light it's dark green.
That's a Benedictine (liqueur) bottle (or similar). They range in age but most of them I find are 1900-1915 or so. They are neat looking bottles.
That is clean.
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The milk has a real nice brown tint to it,
 

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Is it black glass,when you hold it up to the light it's dark green.
I don't want to burst your bubble--or bust your bottle:)--but honestly answer your question. That Benedictine bottle is not old enough or dark enough to be considered black glass in my opinion.

I would call it more of a medium to dark olive green. Black glass is so dark that its transparency would not normally show in photos such as you post--strong back-lighting is usually required to reveal the color of black glass.

in 1971, I found a black glass bottle of an unusual form in a mining camp in British Columbia. I've been meaning to post photos of it for discussion, but have not managed to dig it out of whatever box it has been occupying for decades. I'll try a little more diligently to find it when I get home; I'm on a business trip right now. It's a pretty good example of how dark old black glass truly is
 

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I don't want to burst your bubble--or bust your bottle:)--but honestly answer your question. That Benedictine bottle is not old enough or dark enough to be considered black glass in my opinion.

I would call it more of a medium to dark olive green. Black glass is so dark that its transparency would not normally show in photos such as you post--strong back-lighting is usually required to reveal the color of black glass.

in 1971, I found a black glass bottle of an unusual form in a mining camp in British Columbia. I've been meaning to post photos of it for discussion, but have not managed to dig it out of whatever box it has been occupying for decades. I'll try a little more diligently to find it when I get home; I'm on a business trip right now. It's a pretty good example of how dark old black glass truly is
You can't break my glass,that's why I asked the question. Some day I'll be able to answer questions. Thanks for the info.
 

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I don't want to burst your bubble--or bust your bottle:)--but honestly answer your question. That Benedictine bottle is not old enough or dark enough to be considered black glass in my opinion.

I would call it more of a medium to dark olive green. Black glass is so dark that its transparency would not normally show in photos such as you post--strong back-lighting is usually required to reveal the color of black glass.

in 1971, I found a black glass bottle of an unusual form in a mining camp in British Columbia. I've been meaning to post photos of it for discussion, but have not managed to dig it out of whatever box it has been occupying for decades. I'll try a little more diligently to find it when I get home; I'm on a business trip right now. It's a pretty good example of how dark old black glass truly is
Here is one if it helps clarify.
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