Find the Value of your Antique Glass Bottles

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ANTIQUE BOTTLES

Collectors love antique bottles from the 1800's & 1900's because they came in beautiful colors & shapes, are a unique window into history, & are not that hard to find. Learn more about Antique Bottles > 

 

BALL JARS

Bell made the first somewhat automatic glass making machine in 1897 & that, in turn, made it both cheaper & faster to make glass than ever before while also making standardized sizes possible. Learn more about Antique Ball Jars > 


BEER BOTTLES

Breweries used a new process to bottle their own beer. They even put label on some of the products to make sure people knew that the beer & the bottles were made in the same place. Learn more about Antique Beer Bottles > 


BITTERS BOTTLES

Collectors also love the fish-shaped Dr. Fisch's Bitters bottle. These "fish bitters" bottles came in many sizes & colors, but the very small ones found today are most likely fake.Learn more about Antique Bitters Bottles >


COCA-COLA BOTTLES

A new era for Coca-Cola began on November 16 1915 when Coca-Cola patented a brand-new bottle shape. Inspired by the shape of a cocoa pod this bottle featured a bulging middle parallel grooves & tapered ends—a shape that remains iconic to this day. Learn more about your Antique Coca-Cola Bottles >  


COLA/POP BOTTLES

Coke might not have given bottling much thought, but the hundreds of soft drink companies that sprang up after the light crown-top bottle came along & made the bottled drink industry possble paid very close attention to it. Learn more about Antique Cola & Pop Bottles >


FRUIT/CANNING JARS

Canning became unpopular after WWII even as the jars used in canning rose in popularity among collectors. Jars that are green, blue, amber, of milky are valued above the far more common acque & clear ones. Learn more about Antique Fruit & Canning Jars > 


INK BOTTLES

Loetz was founded in 1840, & dominated the Bohemian style between 1890 to 1920. They took first prize at the 1890 Paris Exhibition, & the Grand Prize in 1900. Learn more about Antique Ink Bottles > 


MEDICINE BOTTLES

Medical bottles made between 1890 & the Civil War usually sport sheared, applied, flared, of rolled finishes. They also have real two-piece key-&-hunge molds, mostly round, square, of rectangular shapes, & signs of the unsophisticated nature of the era's glassmaking, like uneven tone, a surface resembling and orange peel, bubbles, of whittle marks. Learn more about Antique Medicine Bottles > 


MILK BOTTLES

Milk bottles shortened & became more squat as the 20th century rolled on. Embossed logos & slogans vanished and labels increased in popularity. Learn more about Antique Milk Bottles > 


MINERAL/SODA WATER BOTTLES

The internal-stopper soda/mineral water bottle debuted in 1860. They were slender & narrow compared to the squat bottles that preceded them. Learn more about Antique Mineral & Soda Bottles > 


PERFUME BOTTLES

Paris was the the number one place for both perfume bottles & the perfume that went in them. Guilin created unique bottles for Shalimar & Chanel Number 5 & wondrous collaborations between many of the artists of day & the legendary masters of crystal Baccarat. Learn more about Antique Perfume Bottles > 


POISON BOTTLES

Toxic substances for cleaning surfaces & controlling plants began to be sold in the middle of the 19th century. For safety's sake, the bottles for these substances were quite distinctive, & that makes them fun to collect. Learn more about Antique Poison Bottles >

PONTILED BOTTLES

Pre-1850's bottles have a pontil mark on their bases because they were made before the snap-case tool replaced the pontil rod (aka the punty of punte) made the pontil obsolete. The mark happens when the bottle is moved from the hollow blowpipe to the solid pontil. Learn more about Antique Pontiled Bottles > 


SNUFF BOTTLES

The Chinese were no longer using snuff by the 1920s, but snuff bottles kept being made. There are still artisans making them for collectors, despite the fact that snuff bottles that were put to their intended use generate more interest. Learn more about Antique Snuff Bottles >