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Pontil bottle

Jsmitty4549

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Feb 29, 2020
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Would like to find any info on age/ value. Also wondering if its a medicine bottle or something else.There is one seam and a rolled lip on the top. The glass seems really thin. This bottle measures approx. 5 3/4 inches in height. There may or may not be a 1 circled at the bottom next to the pontil mark, i cant really tell. You can see what i mean in the pics. There are no other marking anywhere that i can see to identify this. Thanks in advance!
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sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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May be an oldie because it has all the characteristics that you look for, but something about it just says modern to me. I may be completely wrong, but something about it just doesn't strike me right unless you just pulled it out of a 15 foot Philly privy.
 

Jsmitty4549

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Feb 29, 2020
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What doesnt sit right with you about it? Just curious. Im new to this. Is old glass really thin? This is crazy thin. I was under the impression that most old glass with thicker.
 

sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Georgia
Is there any wear on the base like pictured? This would attest to authenticity by suggesting heavy or moderate use.
That was one of a few things that gave me doubts about the piece. There may be some wear but it wasn't readily apparent in the picture of the bottom.
 

Jsmitty4549

Member
Feb 29, 2020
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Not much wear on bottom that i can see. Does that make it not authentic? Are you certain this is even a flask?
 

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