MAS-D100101: MAS-100101; Kent; Bottles; Image 1 of 1

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BOTTLE

Unique ID: MAS-D100101

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two case gin bottles.

Some of the earliest liquor bottles were square in cross section and generally designed to contain gin though undoubtedly contained various types of liquor and possibly wine. Commonly called 'case gin' or 'taper gin' bottles since they would pack more efficiently in a case (6 to 24 bottles) than round bottles. Case gin bottles are square with a distinct taper inwards from the shoulder to the base. The neck is very short to almost non-existent with the finishes varying from a laid-on ring, flared, mineral finish, oil, and even a blob. This shape and style of bottle originated in, and was commonly made in, Europe at least as early as the mid-17th century. These examples do not exhibit the bevelled corners generally seen on bottles of the 1860s or later (Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website, accessed November 2017), and may therefore be earlier 19th century.

Notes:

This items was found with three cylindrical glass bottles​ (MAS-D100084), seven clay pipes (MAS-D100085) and the lid of a ceramic serving dish (MAS-D100087).

Class: CONTAINER
Sub class: FOOD AND LIQUID STORAGE CONTAINER

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Submitted as wreck to the Receiver of Wreck

Wreck details

Droit number: 200/17

Chronology

Broad period: NINETEENTH CENTURY
Period from: NINETEENTH CENTURY
Period to: NINETEENTH CENTURY

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Width: 51 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th August 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: L R
Identified by: L M
Secondary identifier: V L

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 200/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR3844
Four figure Latitude: 51.1457526
Four figure longitude: 1.4013985
1:25K map: TR3844
1:10K map: TR34SE
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Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Diving
Discovery circumstances: Diving
Current location: With finder

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Workflow: PublishedFind published

Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Friday 11th August 2017
Updated: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

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