Found Bottle in Caribbean Sea need help determining age
I found this bottle while snorkeling in the Virgin Islands. It is common for people to find old bottles down here. I was hoping to get some help determining how old it may be.
-“35” embossed on base
-looks like a circular Pontil mark on base?
-seam runs up to below collar
-seem runs around collar (applied lip?)
any help would be greatly appreciated!
Interesting find . . . a crown cap finish with a skirt or ring. The crown top dates to 1892, so it's no earlier. Not a pontil scar, I think. It appears the parison was seated three different times as it was produced -- I suspect a rickety machine in which the bottle was made.
This might appear a bit older than it is, owing to the dark green color and irregularities in its manufacture. It is an early era machine-made bottle, that is the 19-aughts or 19-teens.
The closure was probably a crown top but possibly unlikely but possibly a PRIOF closure (see https://sha.org/bottle/closures.htm#Priof)
The base does not have a pontil mark - instead the thin rough ring is an Owens-type bottle machine ring I believe. There are also molded details (a ring and central dot)
Note that the mold seam extends to the very top edge of the lip.
Thank you so much for the comments!