MAS-D100038: MAS-D100038; Kent; Bottle; Image 2 of 2

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Unique ID: MAS-D100038

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Four glass bottles that are all square, mould-blown 'case bottles', with a typical tapering profile. The square shape enabled them to be packed more efficiently in a case than round bottles, and the tapering profile stopped them from sticking when removed from the case. These were used for gin (although undoubtedly also sometimes for other spirits or wine). Square case bottles were made in Europe from the middle of the 17th century, but the tapering form seems to have become more common in the 19th century. From the 1880s the bottles were machine made, and the rims properly finished - these examples therefore probably date to the 19th century, but pre-dating the 1880s.


This item was found along with an ivy leaf teacup (MAS-D100051).

Sub class: WINE BOTTLE

Subsequent actions

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

Wreck details

Droit number: 090/17


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 4

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st May 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: A BB
Identified by: L M
Secondary identifier: V L

Other reference numbers

Droit ID: 090/17

Materials and construction

Primary material: Glass
Completeness: Complete

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2336
Four figure Latitude: 51.07996308
Four figure longitude: 1.18236287
1:25K map: TR2336
1:10K map: TR23NW
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Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Sunday 21st May 2017
Updated: Tuesday 26th September 2017

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