Harrington’s Codd Bottle

Harrington’s Codd Bottle

Small aqua Codd for J. F. Harrington’s of Southend-on-Sea. Found in a bucket with a bottle for Sloan’s Liniment, a bottle from the Anzora perfumery and a stoneware mineral water bottle from the ‘Ad-le-Burg’ works in Westcliff-on-Sea.

2 Comments

  1. Donald

    I have one of these found in the chimney breast

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    • Tom Licence

      Hi Donald, that’s interesting. Does it have anything in it? Sometimes, even as late as the Victorian era, people left items in the chimney breast to ward off evil spirits. Bottles are among the items that are found. Like shoes, they may have been thought to act as spirit traps. There was an exhibition last year at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on witchcraft, which included a number of items that had been found in this way.

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