the finish re: containers Freund Bottles Co.
the finish can best be described as ‘the lip of the bottle’. The term
"finish" originated when glass bottles were still produced by mouth
blown craftsman and the last step in completing a finished bottle was
to "finish the lip."
And more, with some confusion: bottle morphology
Finish - Simply put, the finish is typically everything above the distinctive upper terminus of the neck. It refers to the combination
of the lip (upper part) and collar (lower part) of a finish, if both
are present, or any other distinct parts if present. The term
"finish" originates as a reference to the final process of making a
mouth-blown bottle - completion or "finishing" of the lip and upper
portion of the neck. Generically, a finish can have one-part,
two-parts (like in the illustration above), three-parts, and rarely
more parts (Jones & Sullivan 1989). The finish on a bottle is also
referred to sometimes as a "top" or "mouth" (White 1978), See the
Bottle Finishes page for much more information on finishes.
Lip - This is one of the more confusing and variably used terms used in reference to bottle morphology. As used on this site, lip has
two meanings depending on the context, though both uses are better
described with other terms. It is used to describe the extreme upper
surface of the finish, though the term rim is preferred (both are
often used together on this website). Lip is also used by some - and
occasionally on this website as indicated by the illustration above -
to refer to the upper part of a multiple part finish (Jones & Sullivan
1989). The term is also frequently used as a shorthand reference for
the entire finish - lip and collar together. However, for added
confusion, the term collar is used by some to refer to what is called
a lip here - the upper part of the finish or the entire finish if it
is composed of only one part. See the Bottle Finishes page for much
more information on finishes and finish parts.