Dating antique wine bottles
Bill Lindsey's fantastic bottle identification and information site.Loaded with detailed descriptions and diagrams, and luscious high res photos, this is a superlative one-stop educational resource and vicarious digger experience.
The glass bottle was an important development in the history of wine, because, when combined with a high-quality stopper such as a cork, it allowed long-term aging of wine.Antique Bottles of Baltimore: collection contains bottles from the 1790s onward.There are pictures of each of the bottles and detailed descriptions with some analysis. Aussie Bottle Digger: This site contains information about antique bottles in Australia. Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125Smithsonian Institution Website -- Ceramics: 18th c.Bottles are often made of glass, clay, plastic, aluminium or other impervious materials, and typically used to store liquids such as water, milk, soft drinks, beer, wine, cooking oil, medicine, shampoo, ink, and chemicals.A device applied in the bottling line to seal the mouth of a bottle is termed an external bottle cap, closure, or internal stopper.