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By Jeannette Rice Caskey Orginally published March Glass of a late vintage is often thought to be much earlier than it really is. It is not uncommon to hear someone say a certain piece is well over a hundred years old, because it belonged to their grandmother. They reason that if their grandmother were still alive she would be well over a hundred and therefore her glass is too. They do not stop to think that it is much more probable that the piece of glass was bought the day she died rather than the day she was born? To ascertain the correct age of an old piece, the judgment of a student of glass should be relied upon, in preference to family tradition. There are many factors to aid in determining its age, such as the constituents used in glass production during certain periods. Then there are patent dates pressed in some forms which of course definitely place the date of all glass of that time. Likewise throughout the years customs demanded certain forms:

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When its beauty noticed, It becomes a jewel. That’s a nice poem Jim. I couldn’t find any matches for the embossing on the bottle bottom.

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The city of Bremen owns the famous Ratskeller or town hall, underneath which is a legendary cellar known as the Schatzkammer treasury cellar. In here are 12 very large elaborately carved casks of wine dating from the 17th and 18th century, named after the 12 Apostles. The oldest dates from , but the wine is no longer drinkable. The most famous is the Judas cask, containing Rudesheim wine of the vintage, by repute the greatest vintage of the 18th century.

Wine from this cask has never been sold, but periodically very small quantities have been bottled as civic gifts from the Bremen municipality to important dignitaries, visiting heads of state, royalty etc. In this way the barrel has been refreshed, as the old wine feeds on the sugars in the younger one. But only a handful of half bottles have ever been drawn off at one time, and so this top-up wine only constitutes a tiny percentage of the overall volume, the vast bulk of which is still the original This is, quite simply, the oldest drinkable wine in existence.

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The bottles used for illustration are a small but diverse assortment designed to give users guidance on how to work a bottle through the dating information to answer the Homepage’s primary question 1 – What is the age of the bottle? The example bottles are tracked though the Bottle Dating page questions in that pages directed sequence.

Hyperlinks in green to the specific dating questions on the Bottle Dating page are included so that a user can reference the necessary portions of that page. Each of the green question hyperlinks result in a pop-up page showing the particular question on the Dating Page; once read it should be deleted to avoid clutter. To return from other accessed hyperlinks, use the back arrow on your browser. If a user needs to refresh themselves on the terminology used to describe the various parts of the bottle, click on Bottle Morphology to view a pop-up page of physical bottle feature definitions.

Once the likely bottle age or date range is determined, some examples of other places to look for more information is provided. Lets get started with the first bottle which is relatively easy to date

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Hazel-Atlas eventually grew to become one of the largest glass manufacturing firms in the world, probably second in the United States, behind Owens-Illinois Glass Company with 14 glass plants operating simultaneously. The Plainfield plant was later sold to A. I have noticed items listed for sale by dealers and sellers at antique malls, flea markets and other venues such as ebay with labels indicating Anchor Hocking.

Codes on bases of H-A bottles:

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The following are standard types of glass, defined by the formula, method and genre. Most glass items are pressed into a mold and are called pressed glass. This involves pouring the molten glass into a mold which forms the shape and outsider design. Most pressed glass has a seam, which is a thin line along an edge. The mold can produce various designs, patterns and even a pattern mimicking hand cut glass.

Cut glass is is glass that has the outer design cut by hand or by machine.

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This is a very rare bottling – these bottles were the very last stock produced by Pernod before the ban in They were sent to Holland for safekeeping and a small quantity were released 25 years later for export in with this special overprinted label. The balance of the stocks was unfortunately destroyed by bombing during the war. Photos show the bottle still covered in the original cellar dust!

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When it comes to antique furniture, hardware that is complete and true to the piece, style and period adds significantly to its beauty and monetary value. Antique Furniture Although many pieces of antique furniture have survived through the centuries, unfortunately a great number of them are missing some or all of their original hardware.

Sometimes a collector may come across a lovely piece that appears to have all of its drawer pulls, hinges, keyhole escutcheons or other hardware intact. However, further investigation shows the hardware is not an appropriate match to the piece. These situations are common occurrences for antique collectors, restorers and store owners. It is important for those interested in antique furniture to be aware of the types and styles of hardware used on a specific piece including the material and design.

It is also helpful to know where to find original and high quality reproduction hardware for antique furniture.

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