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Get an online appraisal report of your old bottle from Dr. Dating antique bottles requires knowledge of the evolution of bottle technology and the ability to research manufacturers and bottling companies.
Possibly the most common type of bottle base is the push-up base.
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.
By the mid-19th century, embossed lettering and marking on bottle bodies and bases, denoting manufacturers and products, made more precise dating possible. Is the bottle highly symmetrical, but lacking mold seams?
This, and no mold seams, is another indication of a hand-blown bottle.
A pontil rod held the nearly molten bottle during the final stages of manufacture.
Used in mouth blown bottles such as wine bottles, the push-up base has an easily recognizable center which is pushed-up into the bottle's base that allows wine sediment to collect in the ridge that continues around the perimeter of the bottle base.