Bordeaux wine Crazy silver/gold patina crust !!

Blak bart

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Flaking like an onion bottle !! Just a crazy gold and silver mineral crust on this old wine !! Tapped this old beauty out of the mangrove swamp with a bottle probe !! I can see an incredible rainbow benicia patina where the equally beautiful silver/gold patina is flaking off !! Not sure of dates but I thought 1850s-70s. Not sure if I should knock all the flaky patina off, and hope it has benicia staining underneath?? Maybe I could seal the silver/gold patina with Clear cote ? Or maybe just put it on the self ?
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Got a strapside flask, and a pumpkin seed flask on the walk back to the boat !!
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Thanks for looking !!
 

NJKLAGT

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Awesome finds, Bart. I especially like the mould/finish on that pumpkin seed, crazy double collar on that one!
 

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Beautiful!
I think the crusting is organic, but adds a lot to the beauty. I'd leave it as is (with an occasional dunking in water).
 

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