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  • Aug 9 2013
  • 9 Aug 2013

The Art of the Silver Cage Shows Creative Genius of Chinese Silversmiths

中國出口銀器: 銀籠子的藝術 Chinese Export Silver produced some extraordinary silversmiths by anyone’s standards; a much-used statement by me and one I am oft criticized about. There […]

  • Apr 26 2013
  • 26 Apr 2013

Collector’s Years of Digging, Diving for Bottles on Display at New Hampshire Museum

It is not every day that a person can dig old trash out of the ground and have it wind up in a historical museum. […]

  • Feb 1 2013
  • 1 Feb 2013

Cobalt Blue Bottles: Who Are You Calling ‘Old?’

The most popular color collected by antique bottle collectors is cobalt blue. Maybe not so much for advanced collectors, but for the average person starting […]

  • Jan 3 2013
  • 3 Jan 2013

Early American Bottles’ Pontils Tell Where and When they were Made

Collectors of early American bottles will all tell you that there is a clear line of delineation set during the 19th century that separate the […]

  • Jun 20 2011
  • 20 Jun 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Heinrich Hoffmann Glass Perfume Bottle

Jesse V. purchased this “Lalique perfume bottle” from a dealer at a discount for $350 because it was an “unmarked Lalique.” After doing a great […]

  • Apr 21 2009
  • 21 Apr 2009

Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask

I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must […]

  • Jan 19 2009
  • 19 Jan 2009

Sell Abroad or Stay Home?

Are foreign markets better for selling antiques than American markets? Collecting has gone global, thanks to the Internet. As a result, antiques and collectibles divide […]

  • Dec 19 2008
  • 19 Dec 2008

Has the Glass Bubble Burst?

While not exactly Indiana Jones pursuing the ark of the covenant, Bill Lindsey—Worthpoint’s expert on antique and collectibles bottles—managed to unearth a rare Old Sachems […]

  • Oct 17 2008
  • 17 Oct 2008

Early American “chestnut flasks” – ca. 1770s to 1830s

  • Sep 29 2008
  • 29 Sep 2008

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Pontil Scars (But Were Afraid To Ask)?

One of the easier to identify and most consistently accurate indicators that a bottle was manufactured during or prior to the American Civil War (i.e., the 1860s or before) is the pontil scar present on the base.