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IRISH

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Hi maryh, your bottle is most likely a whisky bottle, a lot of them had lady-leg necks like that. If you can post a good clear photo of the base someone here may be able to give you a good idea as to the age of it.
 

Pontiled

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Aug 27, 2003
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As Irish said, it's probably a whiskey, but it could very well be a bitters bottle. That lady's leg neck usually belongs to the bitters bottle group, but many were whiskeys. Nice find!
 

Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
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Northcentral Florida
Is this a typo, Maryh? Is this bottle really 16" tall?! If it is really 16", it dwarfs any whiskey/bitters ladyleg bottles I am familiar with.

What are the details? What sort of closure does it have?

-------------Harry Pristis
 

maryh

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Nov 30, 2003
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Missouri
How much do you think it is worth? And how old is it? On the bottom of the bottle it says REFILLING PROHIBITED. Any help appreciated thanks.
 

Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
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You haven't said whether your bottle is machine-made or hand-finished, Mary Ann.

If it is a machine-made bottle, it might be worth say less than $10 as a novelty to a collector of ladysleg bottles.

If it is a hand-finished bottle, it might bring say $40-$80 based on its unusual size (16" tall).

There are (at least) three factors governing the value of a hand-finished bottle:
>Rarity (How many were made or how many survive),
>Condition (Any alteration since it came out of the annealing oven), and
>Aesthetics (Color, strike of the mold, "character" such as air bubbles and slumping, etc.)

This is my opinion based on my experience; your mileage may vary.

--------------------Harry Pristis
 

maryh

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Nov 30, 2003
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Missouri
To the best of my knowledge and from what i have read this bottle is hand made the seam does not go over the lip. It has no air bubbles in the glass at all very smooth. Thanks for the help.
 

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