Red-brown bottle for Chateau de Conde Champagne Cognac (?) Bottled for English export by ‘Green & Co’. (For another example of a foreign product bottled for English export, see ‘AEsculap bottle’.)
Light green glass mineral water bottle for the water called ‘AEsculap, from a spring in Budapest. Part of the label, bearing the name, remains. T.D. Luke and N.H. Forbes, in their manual ‘Natural Therapy’ (Bristol, 1913), p. 284 list this brand under...
Dark green glass bottle for mineral water. The brand, called ‘Hunyadi Janos’ after a medieval Hungarian hero, was marketed by Andreas Saxlehner of Budapest as an ‘aperient water’, recommended for combating constipation. The spring was near...
Chinoiserie saucer. Cheaply manufactured, transfer-printed with hand-painted colouring. Central scene shows a flower vase, scrolls and a box.
Souvenir shell, imported to be sold in a seaside gift shop (presumably) in Great Yarmouth, where it was found amid tourist rubbish
Souvenir cup, showing colour scene of ‘The Beach Great Yarmouth’, with boats, bathing machines and buildings in the background.
Coloured souvenir cup, showing ‘Yarmouth beach from the jetty’. Bathers, bathing machines and deck-chairs can be seen in the foreground. Like other souvenir cups sold to Yarmouth tourists, this one was made in Germany. It has been re-used, probably after...
Ceramic white lid with black under-glaze transfer, for Blanchflower’s Yarmouth Bloater Paste, showing a herring trawler.
White ceramic souvenir cup, printed ‘A Present from Great Yarmouth’, with ‘Made in Germany’ stamp on bottom. The handle is missing.
Eau de Cologne bottle, from the firm of Johann Maria Farina, who founded a perfume works in the 18th century opposite Julich’s platz in Cologne. This bottle is for his No. 4. Clear glass.
Painted cup, saying ‘A Present from Broadstairs’ (Kent). The bottom bears the name ‘E. H. White, Broadstairs’ (probably referring to the retailer). The handle is missing.
Two bottles, one enormous, the other large. Embossed: ‘The Original Ship Brand Chutney Manufactured in Bombay’.
Two aqua-glass unembossed whisky/ spirits flasks. The one on the left is colloquially termed a ‘pumpkin-seed flask’, the one on the right, a ‘coffin flask’, on account of their shapes. All such vessels are flat enough to be slid into a large...
The Cohen Brothers went bankrupt in 1892 and sold off their stock in 1892-3. N. Paul purchased their bottles and sand-blasted the name ‘PAUL’ onto them. Paul’s outlet was at St Pancras, the western terminus of the GER line to Great Yarmouth. Large...
White ceramic cup displaying a red transfer-printed image of ‘The Pier & Beach, Lowestoft’. The handle is missing. Underneath, it is stamped ‘Made in Germany’.
White glass moulded bottle in the shape of the Eiffel tower. A star of David is embossed on the base, containing an illegible two-digit numeral ending in 6. Bottles of this sort may have been sold containing liquor, fruit juices, or coloured sands as a souvenir....
A large and a small cowrie shell. They may have been sold as souvenirs in shops on the seafront.
Blue-glass, North American bottle, embossed ‘Bromo-Seltzer/ Emerson Drug Co/ Baltimore, MD (i.e. Maryland). Imported from the USA, discarded in Norfolk.
Imported wine bottle necks, the one on the right retaining its lead foil (which began to be used to seal the necks/ corks of imported wine bottles c. 1840). From a layer dating to the 1850s.
Red-brown glass bottle, embossed: ‘ACTIENGESELLSCHAFT/ fur ANILINEFABRIKATION/ BERLIN, S.O. This contained liquid for developing photographs.