A bottle is a small vessel, usually of glass or ceramic, with a narrow neck and mouth. There were a wide variety of shapes used in period, but few found their way to heraldry; any period shape of bottle may be used in Society armory. The illustration shows two typical examples; the one on the left is taken from the allusive arms (Italian muscia, a pint measure of wine) of de Muschiaro, mid-15th C. [Triv 223], where the allusion makes clear that it’s a wine bottle.
The bottle should never be drawn as though transparent, through the use of voiding or chasing; it should be solidly tinctured. The bottle has its mouth to chief by default. For related charges, see amphora, flask. See also whistle (mariner’s).
John Linsdell of Tresco bears: Or, a bottle bendwise inverted azure distilling a goutte, a base gules.
Lorenz Wieland bears: Azure, a winged bottle bendwise sinister between in pall three eating forks tines to center argent.