Hi, I just purchased this at a thrift store for .49 cents. Also, what do all the marks mean on the base, like how do you read it. Do you put these kind of marks at all in the gallery?
I think it might be dominion glass with the D in the triangle, but not sure, and can anyone tell the age of this at all....
Some of these early bottles bear the seals of their original owners, making identification possible.
The majority of glass bottles found on colonial American historical sites were hand blown in England or France (Nol Hume 1970: 60).
Between 1650 and about 1814, hand-blown bottle shapes evolved to the point that archeologists can tell the differences between them with little trouble.
Whether you’re trying to date a bottle of bourbon or determine the relative age of a dusty bottle of Scotch the process for US bottles is pretty much the same; it’s a matter of looking at clues and narrowing down possibilities.
Kind of like playing a game of Clue, except with booze.
You know that big block of text on the back of your whiskey that tells you not to operate machinery or be pregnant while drinking?
If it’s not there then your bottle is likely from before 1989 when the Surgeon General’s warning became mandatory.
2 Beccles Ward embossed bottles one with original beccles marked stopper.
If you are a miniature bottle collector you will like this one.
That doesn’t mean it’s always easy, and figuring out the exact age can be a real hassle, but there are 11 basic clues and resources I use when trying to determine how old a dusty bottle of whiskey is.
Below is a run through of each along with some additional resources at the end.
Many nineteenth- and twentieth-century bottles are embossed with information about the manufacturer.