Octagonal Wine Bottle- Austin, Texas.

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This was bought many months ago for around $40. A octagonal wine bottle. It really struck me how interesting this bottle looked and I knew it was very old too. A small piece of paper stuck to the bottle reads that it is from Austin, Texas. I read “Nun’s Wine Bottle” (?)“Austin Texas”. I can’t definitely put a date on this. It isn’t pontiled, but does have a very interesting base to it. It is slightly whittled, so that puts it before 1895ish. It almost even looks European. Applied top is masterfully put on, and I do hear the Europeans were great at making bottles. It has a truly, beautiful, emerald green color to it. Seam ends at the bottom of the neck. This bottle was probably dug 40+ years ago because the state of the paper stuck on it. I like to know how much bottles are worth, even though I have no intentions of selling. What is this worth?
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Interesting bottle! I think this lip is not American-made. I don't know where it's from, but the Brits and Germans have a long tradition of octagonal bottles. Here're mine:
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Interesting bottle! I think this lip is not American-made. I don't know where it's from, but the Brits and Germans have a long tradition of octagonal bottles. Here're mine:View attachment 231424
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You’re responses are always visually pleasing. I’m starting to think that the English took every opportunity they had to put figures on the bottoms of their bottles. Cats, boars, etc... Jolly people I would guess.
 

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webe142 . . . Here're some examples of sand pontil scars. It's difficult to see the sand which is fused to the glass, but it would shred your fingernail like a very coarse sandpaper.

TxBottleDigger . . . The octagonal bottle with the figures on the bottom is German -- GILKA Kummel from Berlin.

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I'm with Harry...I think it was something similar to a Gilka from Germany...being dug in Austin makes sense as there is/was a large German population here in Texas. My opinion of the value is that it may be worth $10-$15 and probably dates from 1895-1910 or so.
 

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