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interesting blue holy water bottle

hemihampton

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That's a funny looking Pontil. The Worth point article sez pontil but then sez 1910 -1930's? too new for a Pontil.
 

Kheidecker

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I'mcurious about this bottle regardless I cleaned it up and it is one beautiful bottle. Has a lot of bubbles in it and some crude,sharp edges an inperfections. All the research and videos that I've studied over the last six months that I've gotten into these bottles has feels like it's paid off a little bit finding something really cool out of a whole building full of reproduction cheap glass. Checked out a lot of bottles last night but this one soon as I picked it up and felt how light it was curiosity start kicking in more studying the bottle I could tell that it's something special. Besides digging up the couple blobs I found probably the most beautiful bottle of come across so far.
 

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sandchip

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Beautiful figural. It's pontiled, just not what we're used to seeing on American bottles from the early 1800s where another blowpipe was used as a pontil rod. In this case, a solid iron rod dipped in glass was used which leaves that type scar instead of the ring shaped blowpipe pontil mark, more commonly called an open pontil or occasionally a tubular pontil. Not implying that it's not American in origin, because later glassmakers, especially those blowing art glass tend to use the solid rod for empontilling for some reason.
 

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