2.188 for me, is the oldest here along with 2.180. This is in fact an evolution from a Shaft and Globe, but blown into a very open shallow conical flower pot mould. I would tentatively date it at between 1685 - 1710 at the latest. There is a nice crude protruding rounded string rim and a glass tipped pontil scar.
Height. 22.2cm. Width. 13.9cm. Weight. 861gms. Capacity. 1050cc.
 
2.155 Has a longer less conical body with rounded shoulders and a very long neck. Again crude rounded string rim and glass tipped pontil scar. c.1700 - 1720.
Height. 24.2cm. Width. 12.1cm. Weight. 663gms. Capacity. 1034cc.
 
2.181 is a nice little ‘half’ bottle from the Champagne region. Thin rounded string rim and glass blowpipe edge pontil scar. c. 1710 - 1720.
Height. 18.8cm. Width. 11cm. Weight 506gms. Capacity. 676cc.
 
2.191 The next four bottles are similar in shape. All have very squat bodies and were probably made in the Thierache, Douai Charleroi region between France and what is now Belgium. I would like to refer to them as ‘Flanders bottles’ as most of them were used commercially through the ports of Bruges and Ghent in the late 17th century and early 18th but I think a lot were made in the Douais Lille area. They crop up regularly in archaeological digs in the area.
2.191 Is the oldest of the four, it is the squattest and the widest , I would date it 1690-1710. The string rim is the earliest rounded type as in 2.188 and 2.155 above. The pontil scar is of the glass tipped variety like most of the bottles on this page. The bottle is in a truly remarkable condition with full surface gloss and no chips or cracks. I would call it near mint.
Height. 19.5cm. Width. 14.8cm. Weight. 878gms. Capacity. 1050cc.
 
2.186 This bottle has a rounded string rim and a glass tipped pontil scar.
Height.20cm. Width 13.4cm. Weight. 680gms. Capacity 903cc.
 
2.187. Very similar in shape to the previous bottle but with a greener metal, a V shaped string rim and a glass blowpipe edge pontil scar.
Height. 21.1cm. Width. 14cm. Weight. 776gms. Capacity. 1062cc.
 
2.147. Is big and early (c. 1700 and possibly earlier) It has a very neat V string rim and very unusually a large disc pontil scar with some adhering pieces of glass, in fact it has a little English look about it. The metal of this bottle is very dark and the body which seems marvered and not moulded is very squat and wide and  surprisingly  holds well over a litre. The bottle came from Lille in Northern France where similar bottles have been dug up in the area of Douai.
Height.20.8cm. Width 14.5cm !! Weight 915gms. Capacity. 1120cc !!
 
2.180 is a rare side flattened bladder-onion probably made in Northern France or what is Belgium today ( could also be German ?). 1700 or earlier. A very heavy bottle with a very crude rounded string rim and glass tipped pontil scar, lots of air bubbles in the metal. Belgium was not ‘born’ until 1830 and in the 17th and 18th century power in this part of Europe alternated between Spain and France. The flattened sides were almost certainly an early attempt at making bottles for binning purposes.
Height .21cm; Width. 15.8 and 13.2cm. Weight. 1005gms. Capacity.1164cc.
EARLY BOTTLES 1680- 1720
2 .188
2 .188
2 .188
2 .155
2 .155
2 .155
2 .181
2 .181
2. 181
2.191
2.191
2.191
2.186
2.186
2 .186
2 .187
2 .187
2 .187
2 .147
2.147
2 .147
2.180
2.180
2.180
2.180