Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bottle Descriptions and Photographs

Bore - the inside diameter, also known as the throat.
Lip - the extreme upper surface
Neck - the usually narrow area between the shoulder and the finish
Shoulder - the change in slope where the body begins to narrow to form the neck
Body - the central section of the bottle, usually containing advertisements and messages
Heel - the lower section of the body, just above the base
Base - the part of the bottle that actually contacts a surface, also known as the resting point
Embossing - raised glass lettering (or pictures) that are an integral part of the molding process
Finish - the final, upper section of the bottle, sometimes including part or all of the neck

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