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HunterTheFox59

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I bought this small aqua bottle recently. It has a nice applied top, and the glass is wavy and filled with small bubbles. My initial guess was that it was from the 1870s. However, I was curious about the bottom. There is a obvious kick up, and what looks like some sort of pontil mark. I'm not too familiar with pontils, so I'd appreciate input from someone who does. Curious if it is a pontil, and if so what type is it and how old it really is. Thanks.

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It looks like a sand Pontil to me, but, I don’t see too many of them. Let’s see what others have to say. Nice looking bottle. Go here for a great article on pontils.
 

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I bought this small aqua bottle recently. It has a nice applied top, and the glass is wavy and filled with small bubbles. My initial guess was that it was from the 1870s. However, I was curious about the bottom. There is a obvious kick up, and what looks like some sort of pontil mark. I'm not too familiar with pontils, so I'd appreciate input from someone who does. Curious if it is a pontil, and if so what type is it and how old it really is. Thanks.

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it definitely has the characteristics of a pontil push up.
 

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I bought this small aqua bottle recently. It has a nice applied top, and the glass is wavy and filled with small bubbles. My initial guess was that it was from the 1870s. However, I was curious about the bottom. There is a obvious kick up, and what looks like some sort of pontil mark. I'm not too familiar with pontils, so I'd appreciate input from someone who does. Curious if it is a pontil, and if so what type is it and how old it really is. Thanks.

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It's got a lot of the hall marks of a bottle from the pontil era - some nice whittle to the glass, seed bubbles, a funky, drippy somewhat lopsided applied top and, as previously mentioned, a nice pushup on the base and what may be evidence of ingrained sand. My vote is for a sand pontil.
 

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I have a Dr Langley's from the 1850s that looks identical. I agree with the rest.
 

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