Dating antique glass bottles
Antique Bottles of Baltimore: collection contains bottles from the 1790s onward.There are pictures of each of the bottles and detailed descriptions with some analysis. Aussie Bottle Digger: This site contains information about antique bottles in Australia. Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125Smithsonian Institution Website -- Ceramics: 18th c.
It has many links that deal with the different ways bottles are dated (color, columns, etc.). Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125University of South Alabama Archaeology Website: Artifacts of Colonial Mobile: French faience and coarse earthen wares, Spanish colonial majolicas and coarse earthen wares, some Dutch and English delfts, and English colonial coarse earthen wares.
Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History: helps identify historic period ceramics and sherds and learn about specific historic-period ceramic types.
Dark green beer bottles were used by many brewers in the 1800s.
Colors like cobalt blue was used to color bottles right from 1870s to the 1930s.
The Owens machine revolutionized the bottle industry, and made bottles very common objects.