Posted 3 years ago
~Le gasp!~ The horrors! A 2,000-year-old bottle, broken!
Not really. I did it purposely cuz it's a fake! A visual study of a sliver of glass shows that it is entirely modern glass, like that of a light-bulb-- it's not even a good reproduction!
The bottle was blown, tooled like that of one from the 1890s with a special tool, dipped in an acid solution, and had a colourant thrown over it to make it look like straw-coloured glass which is, itself, not often seen in the real-deal from this time/place.
I then repaired the bottle. The photo of it intact is a photo of it at the break. It is very hard to tell! Yes, it was always off-center at the collar/ring.