This photo was taken at Mitchells Gully Gold Mine in Charleston Zealand. These bottles are at the entrance which is very rustic and has basically been left as if was.
Basically there are three types of bottles. This does not refer to the shape of the bottle, but to the way the bottle was made. Madeira bottles tend to come in many shapes and sizes. The modern bottles are often not as heavy anymore as they were like until the 1960ies, and in my opinion the color of the glass also has gone to the brighter side. There are two main shapes of bottles: Burgundy-shaped bottles and Bordeaux-type bottles, the latter often with a little bulge in the bottle neck. There are also many other shapes or variations of the two main shapes, especially when it comes to hand blown bottles. Before 1900 the bottles were sometimes stronger in thickness. The color is often a dark green, but there is almost any color possible, you can even find a few clear glass bottles.
<img alt=“Greeting Card: Green Bottles on the wall – Mitchells Gully – New Zealand” class=“greeting-card”