brown bottle #219

Hi Founf this Brown bottle, with 219 on the bottom a piece of cork still inside.

what was it used for? does it have any value?


  • edited December 2020

    Hello and thanks for posting such good photos.

    This form is known as a "strap sided flask" owing to the flat bars that run down each side edge. Your bottle has a tooled top and dates to the later 19th century. Definitely a bit of value if it is as perfect as it appears in the pictures. It was a spirits bottle - most likely whiskey since in an earlier time there was not the array of liquors we have today. Most drank whiskey.

    Here is a link to completed auctions at for the search phrase "strap sided flask amber" (most collectors say amber rather than brown) - auctions with amounts displayed in green actually sold.

  • Thank you very helpful...

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