Sealed bottles have an applied glass seal on the shoulder or side of the bottle. The seal is a molten blob of glass that has been stamped with an embossed symbol, name or initials, and often it included a date.Collectors of bottles sometimes refer to them as Applied seals, Blob seals or Prunt seals. Up until the 17th century bottles would have been made of pottery or leather but by the middle of the century a'new' black/dark green glass wine bottle came into general use.
Early glass bottles were squat, broad and rounded sometimes referred to as "onion bottles". Around 1636 English law prohibited the sale of wine by the'bottle' in England, according to Jancis Robinson's Oxford Encyclopedia of Wine. Individuals were encouraged to have private bottles made carrying their own seals which they then took to a wine merchant who filled them with wine from a cask using a liquid measure. Ducal Seal Large crown over capital R. Excellent cellar found condition with full gloss to the glass and no damage of any kind.
Glass is seeded with air bubbles on closer inspection which adds character to this early sealed bottle. (Photos form part of the description). Growing up in the country southeast of Perth at this time meant that most of the easy digging had long since been dug and the goldfields was a little too far out of the way for a quick day trip scouting around for bottles. Now that research and the internet has made it possible for me to build up a huge collection of quality international bottles over the last decade, ranging from bottles for the beginner up to high end bottles and museum pieces.
Largest range of international bottles in the country. High resolution photos and accurate item descriptions. The Bottleum, come in and see em. The item "Early Georgian Period Sealed Black Glass Wine Bottle Richmond Ducal Crown Seal" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Bottles, Jars, Jugs\Bottles".
The seller is "bottleum" and is located in Maylands, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.