Here is one of the oldest bottles in my collection. It has some problems, but you'll have to take the bad with the good.It was blown from metal from a wood burning kiln. It is full of impurities, bubbles, and other defects in the making. It most likely dates from about 1700 to about 1750. It has good base wear or moss.
It could be classified as a Hogarth, and it has similarities to the Globe & Shaft. It has evaporation rings from about 4 above the table. This one is not pontiled, but was pushed up to form the base.
It was blown with the use of a Sabot, and you can see dents (picture 7) in the glass at various points The surface of the bottle is almost sandy in its feel, though glossy; not like the smooth skin of the coal fired onions. It has the wide thick neck typical of continental bottles. The mouth was sheared away after a gloppy double looking ribbon of glass was applied. There was also a large bubble on the inside of the neck at the break away point and you can feel and see the glass sticking up above the surface, but it is smoothed by melting in the annealing kiln.
The bubble was probably about one inch wide and two or more inches long before the rest of the glass attached to the blowpipe was cut away. Where one of the dents in the glass is seen there is a star crack created at the time of creation (pictures 8 & 9) and there. Is a flash in the neck about halfway up (picture 10). None of these defects is obvious, I've seen some of them for the first time preparing this ad. Crude Black Glass hides them well.
As noted, this bottle is 13-1/4" tall and about 8" wide. The mouth opening is 1-1/2 in diameter.
It is a double magnum or gallon. It was most likely made in the Netherlands, Belgium, or Northern France, but you can't discount it having been made at one of the early factories in England. Anyway, I'm really not looking to part with it unless I get what I'm looking for. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Utility & Black Glass".
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