September 29, 2011

Collected: National Oval

In Appreciation of Bottles

This little bottle has a numbered volume scale with increments by two ounces and an unusual flat faced design. 31 is on the face of the bottle and a rogue 3 decorates the shoulder. 

The bottom features a great crest that follows the odd shape well, NATIONAL OVAL 1091. The purple tinge is caused by sun exposure, manganese dioxide was once utilized as clarifying agent for glass and this material reacts with UV light, turning into a great purple tint. Often bottles are exposed to extreme UV lamps to force a deep purple hue.

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