Chart 1 The Basics of Dating Bottles Readers first need to develop the vocabulary necessary to distinguish early and late forms of bottles.
The following charts and pictures on the dating bottles pages listed below should help.
Given the nature of perfume, from the confidence it gives its wearer to the indescribable effect it sometimes has on its very targeted audience, it’s not surprising that perfume has long been kept in bottles whose shapes seem to echo the mysterious properties of the fluids inside them.
Whether it’s a slender phial, a tiny tear-shaped lachrymatory, or a round, flat-sided ampullae, perfume bottles are designed to contain magic, which is only unleashed when the bottle is opened and a drop or two of the precious liquid is discreetly applied. glass manufacturers such as the New England Glass Company and the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company also made perfume bottles during the 1800s.
Caution as other “Midland” bottles exist (UK USA and probably others from other Midland cities – the rare local one is from F.
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It is the combination of these factors that determine value.
Others were known gemel bottles, in which two flattened oval bottles were joined in the furnace, their necks pointing in opposite directions.Only a few years ago bottles in these two categories rarely brought more than a few dollars but as interest in these categories increased so did the price. Whenever demand increases or outstrips the supply of a collectible, the price goes up.Digger Odell's Antique Bottle & Glass Collector Magazine Price Guide Series has volumes different categories listing thousands of antique bottles that have sold at auction.(Specifics on what a pontil looks like or how to tell the age based on the mold seam can be found in Bottle Basics.) While these two characteristics are often a strong clue to age, readers will be further helped by developing an understanding how the various categories of bottles changed over time.To aid beginning collectors and those interested in bottles I have developed a number of bottle time lines.