MAS-D100133: MAS-D100133; Kent; Bottles; Image 1 of 3

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Unique ID: MAS-D100133

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two clear glass fruit bottles, one ornate green glass wine bottle, one tall brown wine bottle with glass hexagonal base (94 stamped on base) and one black glass bottle.

The fruit bottles are 280 mm long and 70 mm wide. One appears to be more encrusted and discoloured than the other, but both are consistent in their shape. They possess straight bodies, abrubtly curving shoulders and straight necks running to applied finishes. One is still stoppered and contains what appears to be olives. Both are indicative of fruit bottles in style and shape.

The two wine bottles differ in appearance. The first is made from clear green and ornately decorated glass, with spiralling exhibitned from the shoulders and up the neck. It is 300 mm long and 60 mm wide, with straight sides and gradually sloping shoulders to a straight neck before a wine finish. The second bottle is cruder in appearance. The dark brown/black glass in encrusted with marine biofauna, and its shape is slightly warped to the left in the photograph. The sides are straight, but the shoulders are seemingly absent, as the entire 380 mm length of the bottle appears to slope right down to the finish. At its base '94' is stamped, which could mean it is dated from 1894 (1994 and 1794 unlikely for this style of bottle). Both bottles are still stoppered.

The final bottle has straight sides, very pronounced and acutely rounded shoulders, a slightly bulging neck and a ringed finish with cork still intact. The bottle is squat in profile, with a length of 230 mm and a width of 80 mm. This style is indicative of port bottles, and as such the bottle could contain liquor.


These items were found with one stoneware salt glazed jar​ ​(MAS-D100132), three stoneware bottles (MAS-D100156) and part of a metal fork (MAS-D100134)​.

Class: Container
Sub class: Storage container. Food and liquid storage container

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Wreck details

Droit number: 316/17


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: AD 1894

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robbie Trevelyan

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 316/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Secondary material: Wood
Manufacture method: Blown
Completeness: Complete

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Find number: MAS-D100129
Object type: BOTTLES
Broadperiod: POST MEDIEVAL
Two bottles with dark glass. Both appear to be 250 mm from finish to base and 50 mm in diameter. One bottle is dark green and the other black.…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Monday 23rd October 2017
Updated: Friday 27th March 2020

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