To make a long story short you should always try the advanced search function if your search did not yield results the first time.If you know boolean operators (some are built into the advanced search function) use them, these can help you greatly narrow your search (If you did not know what I just said don't worry about it).Dating antique bottles requires knowledge of the evolution of bottle technology and the ability to research manufacturers and bottling companies.Although glass bottles have been made for a few thousand years, it was not until the 19th century that bottle use became common, coinciding with the industrial revolution. The earliest bottles were hand-blown by a glassblower with a blowpipe and lack seams.A pontil rod held the nearly molten bottle during the final stages of manufacture.The scar was left when the pontil was detached from the bottle. If the seams disappear in the neck, the bottle was probably "blown-in-mold" and dates circa 1820 to early 1900s.I recommend looking the mark up in a book, it is easier and faster but the internet is a good alternative if you don't have glass identification books laying around.If you have found a mark of some sort, whether it be a signature, symbol, or trademark just remember: when searching on a search engine you may need to try different combination's of the description you have.
They have attained sufficient age to begin to blend in with the authentic originals and have even become collectible in their own right.
We also try to make our web sites into repositories of information for anything to do with glass from these periods, and you will find links to other web sites, information on particular designers and styles, brief histories of glassmaking and other useful data.
The general information we provide about glass on this site will be built up over time so that you can also use it as a reference source. Let us know if you think we can improve our service in any way.
The individual web sites under the banner of our company each specialises in the glassware from a particular century.
No matter whether you are collecting Georgian glass, Victorian glass, Edwardian glass, Art Deco, Art Noveau or later glass, we hope to have something in stock that will appeal to you.