Not too long ago I did a post on the color Puce. Probably the most misunderstood color in bottle collecting. Not far behind is the color Purple. Rarely are antique bottles and glass in purple, but when you do see a nice rich piece, it is breathtaking. Wikipedia defines Purple as a range of hues of color occurring between red and blue. The Oxford English Dictionary describes purple as a deep, rich shade between crimson and violet.
New marks on old glass: Genuinely old marks applied at the time of manufacture will logically show scratches produced by normal wear. In other words, scratches will go through original marks, as shown below, left. Many new marks applied to old but originally unmarked pieces will often be placed over scratches. Under a 10X loupe, you can usually see the acid in these new marks flowing into the old scratches. Smudges and fill-ins Many new acid-stamped marks have portions of letters filled in, some parts of letters may be missing.
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