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⠀ ⠀ “ 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. “

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4 124 3 weeks ago
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
0 189 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. 🇦🇺
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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
4 336 July 2019
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'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! ✨


#aquaglass #aqua #sodastream #riverfinds #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #treasurehunter #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #bottledigging #oldbottles #bottledump #bottledumpfinds #riverhunter #antique #history #wading #mudlarking #mudlark #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure #gopro
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4 105 May 2019
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this beast of a victorian master ink bottle would have been used to store ink for refilling ink wells. found in the river last week, it's the largest stoneware bottle i have found and weighs in empty at over a kilogram! it was nestled perfectly at home with the river gravels in barely eighteen inches of water, the fast flow blurring what was below. looking through the glass bottomed bucket, just a curve with a slightly metallic saltglaze sheen gave away man-made stoneware hiding amongst the stones!

there is no makers mark on this one, but even better, century old fingerprints make for a far more personal signature! (please swipe)

#stoneware #inkbottle #masterink #bulkink #saltglaze #ink #riverfinds #oldbottle #bottledumpfinds #mudlarking #mudlark #antique #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #treasurehunter #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #bottledigging #oldbottles #bottledump #bottledumpfinds #riverhunter #antique #history #wading #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
81 2,132 June 2019


the collectors may hanker after embossed glass but i think there's also beauty in plain antique bottles, especially the early crude forms with their strap and blob tops, heavy mould lines and twisted, bubbly glass. along the bottom are drinks bottles, above are preserves, pickles and sauces, all from around the mid to late nineteenth century. my most recent found bottle here has a lovely (well lovely to me!) pouring spout, simply created by pushing a groove into the glass before it cooled. 😊


#aquaglass #appliedlip #blobtop #hamiltonbottle #gingerbeer #victorian #riverfinds #treasurehunting #mudlarkingfinds #riverhunting #bottlehunting #treasurehunter #bottlecollecting #wading #riverdump #bottledigging #oldbottles #bottledump #bottledumpfinds #riverhunter #antique #history #wading #mudlarking #mudlark #thebestthingscometothosewhowade #wadingfortreasure
49 1,816 July 2019