Antique Tequila Distillery Bottle, Blow Molded, Amber Glass, Demijohn mid 1800s. Im not a glass expert.
This appears to be blow molded with a finished neck and a crude cup molded bottom common to Demijohn production 1870s. More or less 150 years old. In the photo it looks like a seam around the bottom edge. Its NOT a seam on the bottom. The bottom and the sides look continuous.
The glass shows signs of a crudely made mold and the surface has wear indications of a wicker outer covering. The neck and opening are fashioned in a way that is common for this time period. The color of the glass also is common to this period and this application. Volume approximately 12 liters (+/-).It is a really nice amber colored glass with broad shoulder and tapered body. It was used in the Tequila distribution process from the distillery. I found this in an old warehouse / barn and the old woman I bought this from told me that it was used by the old tequila distilleries for finished product. The last photo I have here are examples of other Tequila bottles used during this time. The bottle displayed to the far left / middle resembles the bottle being offered here and from the same region. There is a small stone embedded in the shoulder of the bottle.
See other imperfections in backlit photos along with the transparency, bubbles and color of the glass. This is a beautiful, large old Demijohn glass bottle.
I will insure to full value. The carton will have to be quit large. Please ask any questions or provide any comments.
Please contact me for pricing. The item "Antique Tequila Distillery Demijohn Bottle, Blow Molded Cup Bottom, Amber Glass" is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Liquor".The seller is "willingfox" and is located in Guadalajara, Jalisco. This item can be shipped to United States.