The Art of Antique Bottle Detecting with Alex & Viktor Prizgintas

Friday, June 147:00—8:00 PMCommunity roomPutnam Valley Library30 Oscawana Lake RD, Putnam Valley , NY, 10579

 Have you ever come across that lone bottle residing on your kitchen shelf or living room counter begging to tell a story? Today, it is often forgotten how glass bottles were once a primary method of storing and transporting substances of all kinds. Join Alex and Viktor Prizgintas with the Putnam Valley Library on March 23rd as they discuss the fundamentals behind dating and identifying antique bottles. Alex has been collecting bottles from the Hudson Valley for over ten years and served as president of the Hudson Valley Bottle Club from 2018 to 2020. 

His research on local bottles and bottle history has been published in the Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine, Marist College's Hudson River Valley Review, and the New York Archives Magazine. 

"Alex and Viktor Prizgintas truly know how to tease the story out of a bottle,” says Diane Lapis, former president of the Beacon Historical Society. "The Art of Bottle Detecting helps the viewer to understand markings on bottles and put them into historical context. You will never look at a bottle in the same way again: marks, dips, seams, and colors come alive after this succinct and interesting discussion.”

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