Did I just find what I think I found......... At the Goodwill?

willong

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"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??
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.
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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.

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Snap cases were designed to hold a bottle during lip forming, thus supplanting pontil usage.
 

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