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 ?
Got a strapside flask, and a pumpkin seed flask on the walk back to the boat !!
Thanks for looking !!