Antique Free-Blown Black Glass Liquor Bottle Pre-Civil War Era Collectible. Found deep in a mangrove forest on Florida's East Coast, it's hard to say where this beautiful specimen originated. Which makes the most sense to me, however, it's really anyone's guess.If it's of European origin, its characteristics are indicative of an English or Dutch liquor bottle produced somewhere between 1750 and 1800. Seamless, weathered, deep greenish amber, thick "black" glass with areas of opalescent patination, as well as telltale stretch marks, "straw" lines, sagging spots, bumps, and folds indicative of early free-blown bottles. The bottle neck is almost opaque, with the glass becoming more translucent and shiny just below the neck, then becoming more weathered and opaque again toward the base. The base and underside display a beautiful opalescent patina when held to the light. The base is slightly uneven causing the bottle to tilt slightly when standing. Mineral / double oil finish with an opening measuring approximately 1 inch (2 centimeters) and a straight (not bulging), slightly angular neck measuring approximately 2 inches. Measures 9 inches (23 centimeters) in height and approximately 3.5 inches (8.5 centimeters) in diameter with a deep push-up base just under 2 inches and is smooth with no discernable pontil mark. 12.5 inches in circumference. Excellent condition with absolutely no cracks or chips.
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