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Dutch Onion Bottles

A 275 year old Dutch Onion Bottle with a Net by Batjak

A typical Dutch Onion Bottle.  These bottles date to the early 18th century. The glass is a shade of Olive green with small bubbles and imperfections in the glass. The size and shape of these bottles varies due to the fact that they were mouth blown in a variety of glass houses in Europe.  It has a deep base with a typical jagged pontil scar where the bottom was pushed up with an iron rod to form the base of the bottle.  It also has an applied string top where the cork was to be tied down.  The knot work consist of 3 mm hemp cord preserved with Stockholm Tar.  It starts with an Asian Long-Line hitch which changes to a half-hitch and has a handle of Ring-bolt hitching.  Bottles like this traveled all over the world on the old sailing ships.  This bottle has no chips,  cracks, or stars and it stands 6 1/4 " tall with a base of 6".  A real piece of Maritime history


Individual shapes and sizes
Bottle bottoms in Net
Top of Bottle
Net Mesh of 3 mm Hemp
Pushed up bottom with jagged Pontil scar
Net Bottom
Applied string top
Ring bolt hitch for Handle
Dutch Onion Bottle with protective Decanter Net
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