Century Case Gin Glass Bottle, This Antique Case Gin Bottle is a fantastic example of early mold-assisted glass blowing. It was fashioned with a glass lip that was applied after it was removed from the mold. The bottle exhibits square shoulders and a seamline from the two-part mold on the top half of the bottle. The cross section of the body is square and tapers from a wide shoulder to a narrower cross-section at the base. Case Gin Bottles were produced with "Black Glass", which is really just dark green glass.
This heirloom is in excellent antique condition with no chips or cracks. Please note due to the handmade nature of this bottle there are original imperfections including bubbles in the glass and some straw-lines in the glass which was normal in the manufacture of gin bottles in the 19th century. The bottom is hallmarked with a circle stamp with one raised dot in the center of the circle and four framing the circle in four corners. Photos are part of the description.
The square tapered design was important, so that large numbers of bottles could be cased/stacked at once for overseas import/export to other countries. The tapered square shape prevented the bottles from rolling around and breaking in their cases while being transported at sea. Specifications:Bottle Size - c.10.75" H x 4"Shoulder W x 2.75Base; Weighs about 800 grams. The glass is hand blown, dark green olive glass a/k/a "black glass". Moulded glass, antique glass; hallmarked with a "circle" on the base with a raised dot in the center of the circle; and then four raised dots situate on the four corners of the circle. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Liquor". The seller is "heirloomhunter101" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.