Bottle Attributes - Lettering
The technique to apply lettering to a bottle can say something about a bottle's age,
but is less useful in dating glass bottles than pottery ones. For
example, lettering that is embossed on a glass bottle is of little use
in dating a bottle since the technique used to apply this lettering has
been in use almost as long as molds to shape the glass have been used.
However, lettering that is embossed on a pottery bottle is much more
useful in narrowing the age of a bottle as the technique to do this was
used in a much narrower time period.
The following lettering types are documented on this site:
Click on the links above to get more information on an attribute or to identify a bottle that you are researching.