- Apr 22, 2009
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- Port Angeles, WA
Presumably, such a process would require a special snap case, which would have to hold the bottle in reverse of the normal orientation that snap cases were designed to do."Re-fired pontil" is a collector myth.
Thought exercise: When in the bottle-making process -- the steps in producing the bottle, from gather to annealing -- could a pontil scar be re-fired??
I'm inclined to agree with your assessment of myth--I have never heard of such a reverse orientation snap case, and doubt that the process would have been economically practicable.
Snap cases were designed to hold a bottle during lip forming, thus supplanting pontil usage.