I have decided to call these bottles ‘Squat Flowerpot’ as opposed to ‘Tall Flowerpots’ in pages 2, 3 and 4. They too seem to come in two distinct colours, bottle green and olive brown. Where these bottles and the ones on the next page were made I can not say. However most were found in cellars in the Loire Valley. Were they shipped up the Loire from glass houses near Nantes or did they come down from Orleans or even Sèvres  or even further afield ?
Since writing the above paragraph I have handled and scrutinized a few more of these bottles and today I would definitely say they were made in Normandy . It’s the colour the string rim and most of all that very heavy thick glass blowpipe pontil.
 
2.48 is the heaviest ‘standard’ wine bottle I have seen. I think it is a candidate for the ‘heaviest standard wine bottle in the world awards’. There is so much glass here that the capacity inside the bottle has been drastically reduced.
 
2.48 -- Weight 1385gms -- Height 25.6cm -- Width 11.4cm -- Capacity 760cc.
2.50 -- Weight 1175gms -- Height 27.2cm -- Width 12.1cm -- Capacity 990cc.
2.141- Weight 1110gms -- Height 26.7cm -- Width 11.5cm -- Capacity 885cc.
2.142- Weight 1150gms -- Height 26.7cm -- Width 11.6cm -- Capacity 905cc.
Averages.        1205gms               26.6cm               11.7                        885cc.
4 SQUAT FLOWERPOT BOTTLES
2.48 -- 2.50        BOTTLE GREEN        2.141 -- 2.142
2.48.
2.48.
2.48.
2.50.
2.50.
2.50.
2.141.
2.141.
2.141.
2.142.
2.142.
2.142.