Reposting from @myordinarytreasure ・・・
⠀ ⠀ “ nineteenth century hair preparations, quack medicines, antiseptics and the most desirable poison bottles are the dream. but into the twentieth century everyday brands like vicks and optrex ensure that cobalt blue glass is accessible to anyone who forages ground, river or shore for bottles and sea glass! early in the twentieth century milk of magnesia bottles changed from aqua glass to cobalt blue and are beautifully embossed; postwar the embossing is dropped, but the glass makes up for that with a deeper intense blue that cannot be ignored! (please swipe).
i think the rarer colour is the pale powder blue, there are familiar shapes (for example a tall squared bottle turns up often - please swipe) but i have only seen a few pale blue nineteenth century embossed bottles. my favourite is by squire's chemist, pharmacists to the royals and who were also responsible for concocting the anointing oil used in the coronation of queen victoria and subsequent monarchs. this might once have contained an expensive remedy for a person of means, but as in all things, it was found sharing the same plot as the boots cash chemist bottles, three feet down in a hampshire dump. “
La nature est un spectacle. 🌞☁️📸 #rivercarp#carpriver#coucherdesoleil🌅#carpe#carpy#thatscarpy#soleil#soleil🌞#carpiste#carpfishingfrance#carpfrance#carphunter#carphunting#carpaddict#carptrack#karp#karpfen#carpporn#carphub#riverhunter#riverspot#nuageetsoleil#riviere#carphunter#carpistedefrance#soniksports#jrcfishing#kordafrance#mack2
5 weeks ago
Rainforest, mangrove, cliffs... the hunter river is one of the most picturesque sites of kimberley, australia. an ideal place to explore the region, considered one of the wildest in the world. 🇦🇺
forêt tropicale, mangrove, falaises... la rivière hunter est l’un des sites les plus pittoresques du kimberley, en australie. un cadre idéal pour explorer cette région qui figure parmi les plus sauvages du monde. 🇦🇺
by 📸 studio ponant - laure patricot
'aqua' glass is the catch-all term, it was the standard colour for everyday utility bottles used in the nineteenth and into the early years of the twentieth century. the varying iron content in the sand used in the glass mix combined with the amount of oxygen made available to create the flame, determined the colour result across all the bluey greeny hues.
there's the almost teal coloured branson's coffee bottle recently found and posted yesterday. along the bottom row, second from right is a pale almost apple green early sodastream bottle (1920/30s). the tall yellowish green somewhat fancy bottle is a champion & slee vinegar, a premium preserving product, fit for the dinner table.
other colours may steal the show, but for me, especially when finding and lifting them out of the water, aqua glass has all the magic! ✨