Posted 5 years ago
Circa 1870s-1900 Guinness bottle, Extra Foreign Stout (not sure why they would make it extra foreign rather than just foreign-- can you get more than just foreign? LOL).
I saw it on e-Bay. The seller did a crappy description of something like, "paper label beer. Label is in good shape" and neglected to type any identifying details (my guess is, he didn't even read the label, which has the well-known name Guinness several times on it), so I got it for a low price with no competing bids. I only picked it up for resale, though.
E. & J. Burke was the Guinness bottler back in the day. This has been touted as circa 1870s to 1898 on one site, but the labels on front and back look the same up into the early 1900s. As it is a non-U.S. bottle, I cannot say much on its age judging on how it was manufactured (The U.S. lead the manufacturing of glass in terms of advancement, with everyone else lagging behind between 5-70 years [various reasons including unions/guilds, poorer economies, or just not being able to develop or obtain similar technology]).
This one features an applied top, 3-part mold in dark olive-green glass, with a huge interior bubble as shown.