MAS-D100080: MAS-D100080; Kent; Perfume Bottle; Image 2 of 2

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Unique ID: MAS-D100080

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Two clear glass perfume bottles.

One has a square tapered body and measures 85 mm by 35 mm while the other measures 95 mm by 40 mm and has a round body complete with a round stopper and still contains yellow liquid. Perfume bottles were part of the vessel's cargo and many other bottles have been salvaged from the wreck by divers during recent years. Their form would be entirely consistent with a date around the turn of the 19th/20th century.


These items were found with five gin bottles (MAS-D100063) and three clay pipes (MAS-D100079).

All of these items were recovered from the wreck ​Loanda. Built in 1891 at Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria) by the Naval Construction and Armaments Co., Loanda was a two-masted screw-driven steamer owned by the British and African Steam Navigation Co. On 31 May 1908, following a collision with SS Junona, Loanda foundered while under tow 1 mile east of St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent. At the time of loss, the vessel was bound from Hamburg, Germany, to West Africa with a general cargo. This cargo, which has seen significant recovery by divers, included: clay pipes; bottles of wine and gin; glass beads; perfume bottles; pencils, writing slates and inkpots; lamps; and teacups, lids, dishes, pots, saucers, plates, jugs and eggcups. NRHE and Kent HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of Loanda.

NRHE and Kent HER reference numbers cited in this record refer to the wreck of Loanda.


Subsequent actions

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

Wreck details

Droit number: 185/17


Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 2
Length: 95 mm
Width: 40 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 12th July 2017

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

NRHE monument number: 901835
Other reference: Kent HER Number: TR 34 SE 108
Droit ID: 185/17

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: MAS
Created: Saturday 15th July 2017
Updated: Monday 30th March 2020

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