Dating antique wine bottles

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Skilled craftsmen produced mouth-blown bottles by forming hot glass with a blow pipe to create a specific shape.

Glassmakers produced most of these bottles before World War I, when machine technology became more prominent.

This history is fascinating and the bottles being collected are often unique works of art.

Historically, people have held on to and passed down bottles of all types, often due to their looks or useful purposes.

While an accurate evaluation can only be done by someone experienced with antique bottles, you can get an idea of how much a bottle is worth by considering these factors.

The “Museum of Bottle and Glass” named for Giovanni F.

Mariani, can be found within the 13th century Castello of Poggio alle Mura, today known as Castello Banfi.

They are easy to find, make interesting decor, and may offer a high monetary value.

Several ways to date specific bottles and determine types exist.

Bottle collecting has long been a hobby and even a passion for serious collectors.

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