- Apr 3, 2020
I’d like to know how old this bottle is
Wow, that’s Great news Colin , I posted pics to the National museum of Ireland and they couldn’t furnish me with much information. I work for a Demolition Company in Dublin for the last 34 years and I do salvage lots of artefacts over the years. This bottle has been in my shed for since 1988 when it was dug up in O Connell street which was previously known as Sackville Street. I am Grateful for you assistance and kind help .-
You have quite a scarce and desirable bottle there.
It is a known bottle and is recorded in David Burton's
'Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900 Vol 3 Page 1253.
I have shown its entry below.
From this information I think you could date your bottle with
reasonable confidence to the period between 1811-1820.
I hope this helps. Kind regards Colin
Thank you for your message, and I now have the bottle on a shelf in my kitchen along with several others that I salvaged over the years.Beautiful bottle in exceptional condition. Thanks for sharing it with us. I must add however, that it is more deserving of a place of prominence in your home than being relegated to your shed for years.