Set of 19th Century Green Glass Hand-Painted Liquor Bottles or Demijohns
Date: 19th Century
Dimensions: H 36cm Diameter 20cm
Two antique painted green glass wine or brandy bottles.
handblown glass bottles, both depict hand-painted 'drinking men theme' decorations.
The smaller, darker one has a bulbous onion shape, is free-blown, the bottleneck rim is added afterwards and the bottle has a visible pontil at the bottom, this places this bottle at circa 1840.
The other larger one is darker and has a high demijohn shape, this one was blown in a mould;
From mid-19th century glass technology had progressed enough to allow manufactures to make use of moulds. This simplified the process of bottle making, instead of making each part by hand, the mould allowed a worker to simply insert a hollow pipe with a glob of molten glass into the mould and literally inject the glass against the mould. The seams are up to the neck of the bottles but not completely to the top, the bottleneck rim is added afterwards, this technique places this bottle at circa 1880.
Perfect as home décor pieces or as historic addition to a bar or wine cellar.
Height of the 'onion' bottle is 25cm (9.8 inches) the diameter is 18cm (7.1 inches)
Height of the larger bottle is 35cm (13.8 inches) the diameter is 20cm (7.9inches)
Also available: set of two 19th century large blown Demijohn amber colored glass bottles.
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