Age and use of my bottle

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by daveydempsey, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I found this bottle in a clearance this week.
    It measures 3" x 3"

    Very crude with a bent neck and many bubbles and faults.

    It has a seam.

    The internal base slopes.

    No lettering

    Too clumsy for a perfume bottle.

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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Am I an idiot to suggest that it could be an inkwell bottle? Sat inside a brass container, perhaps?
     
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  3. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I did think inkwell, but I have little knowledge of glass.
     
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  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I thought ink as well,fwiw !
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Certainly looks like an inkwell. Like this one. This one is older and hand-blown.

    Debora

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  6. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Thought the same, but neck looks a bit to long and narrow
     
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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I'd have thought ink bottle also. Here is my favorite go to website for bottles and while it's a US site it's pretty good. It has ink bottles as well as mucilage etc.

    https://sha.org/bottle/household.htm
     
  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Not an inkwell but a bottle ink was sold in imho
     
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  9. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    I agree. Not an INK WELL bottle, but an Ink Bottle.
     
  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Of course. Clarity in language important. I stand corrected.

    Debora
     
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Bottled ink, late Victorian. Would have had a cork. Pretty typical of those found on dumps. The earlier ones have broken tops as that was how you opened the seal.
     
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