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Sealed Bottles And Wine Bottles

Antique Georgian bottle collecting is, of course, a hobby and sphere of endeavour in its own right (labeorphily is confined to beer bottles, I am advised), but there is a degree of crossover with our own items of interest, and we do have antique wine bottles for sale. Old glass bottles sit alongside our other lines, particularly Georgian wine bottles and Georgian sealed glass bottles as they were obviously intended to contain something which would be best served in some form of antique stemware to ‘close the loop’ from point of sale to consumption.

 

Bottle glass is generally a rather derogatory term for unrefined, green tinted material used to make utilitarian wares, not just antique glass bottles. Black glass, green glass, amber colored and some very rare cobalt blue glass botttles still survive. Sealed wine bottles, that bear the crest of the family, organisation or establishment which commissioned the bottles to be made or the supply of (invariably) wine which they once contained and give a fascinating historical insight in to contemporary history, and the research required to determine to whom they may once have belonged can be a rewarding process regardless of the age, type of bottle or value.

 

Some sealed bottles, with their original contents intact, obviously have that additional x-factor, and the deliciously teasing decision as to whether or not they should be opened; our one experience dictates that this, sadly, is generally a waste of time, and you end up with a less-valuable bottle - and some 200 year old vinegar.

 

Identifiable bottle styles which can be attributed to different locations may be used to trace the way in which common usage extended along established trade routes; onion bottles which come from the upper Rhineland, the Dutch republic and eastern England illustrate the shared commerce across the North Sea, for instance, either through the spread of the bottles themselves or the commonality of the design, shared and used in different manufacturing centres – another aspect of social history.

 


 

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Dutch Onion Shaped Wine Bottle c1725

Dutch Onion Shaped Wine Bottle c1725

Dutch Onion Shaped Wine Bottle c1725

£165.00

19th Century Sealed Wine Bottle c1815

19th Century Sealed Wine Bottle c1815

An interesting antique sealed wine bottle from c1815 in good condition

£295.00

Napoleon III Wine Bottle c1860

Napoleon III Wine Bottle c1860

Old glass bottles and green glassware are very collectable and this 19th century glass wine bottle is a fine example.

£140.00

All Souls College Oxford Sealed Wine Bottle c1840

All Souls College Oxford Sealed Wine Bottle c1840

An All Souls College Oxford sealed wine bottle from c1840 in excellent condition. For more antique sealed wine bottles as well as a wide range of antique Georgian silverware, porcelain, and glassware please visit Scottish Antiques online store

£120.00

Inner Temple Sealed Wine Bottle c1820

Inner Temple Sealed Wine Bottle c1820

A fine sealed wine bottle from the Inner Temple c1820 in excellent condition. For more antique glassware including Georgian wine glasses, other Georgian drinking glasses, and Georgian table glass as well as a wide range of antique silverware and porcelain

£140.00

Emmanuel College Cambridge Sealed Bottle c 1835

Emmanuel College Cambridge Sealed Bottle c 1835

Emmanuel College is alone amongst the colleges of the University of Cambridge in having had sealed bottles made. There were a few different seals used over the years with most abbreviating the colleges name. This example comes from the period 1830-1840 wh

£180.00

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