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English Black Glass or Dutch ?

TROG

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Sep 27, 2004
806
18
South Australia
This the only such bottle I've found in Florida. I've always thought of it as American-made. Rex Wilson (BOTTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER) illustrates a number of "beer bottles, export style" which are close. These would be for 1870s lager beer. I'm eager to see your Texas finds, nhpharm, especially any with the raised ring around the mold vent nipple.


This bottle looks English and would date 1870 - 1880
 

TROG

Well-Known Member
Sep 27, 2004
806
18
South Australia
This the only such bottle I've found in Florida. I've always thought of it as American-made. Rex Wilson (BOTTLES ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER) illustrates a number of "beer bottles, export style" which are close. These would be for 1870s lager beer. I'm eager to see your Texas finds, nhpharm, especially any with the raised ring around the mold vent nipple.



This bottle looks English and would date 1870 - 1880
 

Jim B

Member
May 8, 2020
13
3
New to Black Glass and the truely OLD!
What year would you put this one at?
Was told 1750-1780 has a extremely crude pontil for sure!

Anything else you can tell me about it's making?
Learning ;)

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Early Pig Nose 1.jpg
 

nhpharm

Well-Known Member
Apr 24, 2007
2,083
63
With that level of taper, I'm guessing 1820-1840 or so with respect to age. Made in a dip mold.
 

Harry Pristis

Well-Known Member
Jul 24, 2003
1,002
63
Northcentral Florida
Nice! I agree that it's closer to 1800 than to 1700. These case bottles were made over a long period, and it's easy to mis-diagnose the age. My estimate is between 1780 and 1830. (See Van den Bossche page 132, Plate 84.) Probably made in the Low Countries for the Dutch market.

If you don't have the book, ANTIQUE GLASS BOTTLES, Their History and Evolution (1500 - 1850), I have an extra (still in the publisher's wrapping) to sell you. Check it out on Amazon books.

caseginLip4.JPG
 

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