MAS-D100156: MAS-D100156; Kent; Bottles; Image 2 of 2

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BOTTLE

Unique ID: MAS-D100156

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Three salt glazed stoneware bottles. This form of bottle was a type used to carry seltzer water and gin.

Seltzer water was exported by various Continental (mainly German) spas. The term 'seltzer' takes its name from the town of Selters in the lower Rhineland, one of the original producers of effervescent mineral waters. This cylindrical bottle type was used from the early 19th century through to the First World War and were produced by the specialist potters known as Krugbacker, or pot bakers, in the Westerwald region of Germany. These bottles, which changed little throughout the 19th century, were slender and cylindrical and colored reddish brown with straight, vertical sides (NMSC Archaeology & Museum Blog webpage accessed November 2017).

​These types of stonewear bottles are also associated with gin exportation from continental distilleries, mainly Amsterdam. Bottles were often stamped with marks indicating the bottling company, therefore any obvious marking could help in distinguishing whether these particular bottles carried seltzer water or gin.

Notes:

These items were found with one stoneware salt glazed jar​ ​(MAS-D100132), two clear glass fruit bottles, one ornate green glass wine bottle, one black glass bottle, one tall brown wine bottle with a hexagonal base (MAS-D100133) and part of a metal fork/spoon (MAS-D100134)​.

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: 316/17

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 3
Length: 320 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 316/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Ceramic
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Monday 23rd October 2017
Updated: Monday 30th March 2020

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