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’.)
Small Hock wine bottle, imported from Germany.
Black glass English wine bottle necks, from a layer dating to the 1850s. Such bottles were meant to be returned, re-filled and re-used until broken.
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.
Bases of black glass bottles for wine, ale or beer. Such bottles were discarded only when broken. Found in a midden dating to the 1840s at Brockdish rectory.
Black glass necks from bottles for wine, ale or beer, found in an 1840s midden, Brockdish rectory. Such bottles were re-usable and were discarded only when broken.
A scale of centimetres, with fragments of French champagne bottles to the right of it, and the bases of black-glass English dip-moulded wine bottles to the left. Below the champagne bottles are necks from the English wine bottles. 1870s, from the rector’s...
A close-up of bottle fragments and other material from the rectory rubbish pit at Brockdish. Centre: ‘black’ glass English dip-moulded wine bottle bases. Below left: the square, tapering base of a black-glass Dutch or possibly English dip-moulded gin...
An assemblage of household rubbish discarded in the 1870s at Brockdish rectory. Top left (from left to right): clinker, oyster shells, small bones, green glass German mineral water bottle fragments and aqua glass English wine/ ale bottle fragments, ‘black’...
A green glass bottle for wine or beer with a crudely rolled applied lip. Found amid hardcore that had been steamrollered as the foundations of a track-way into the ash-yard. The cork remains, 1880s or earlier.
Light blue bottle for ‘Mason’s Wine Essences, Nottingham’. For making home-made wine.
Black glass bottle for wine or porter. Cork top. Found in the Thames.
Bottle for wine or beer. English, 1870s. Found in the mud below the sea wall at Burnham-on-Crouch.
Bone-handled corkscrew, from labourers’ rubbish. The other object is a ceramic bottle stopper.
Wine jug, showing grapes, missing a pewter lid. From Hempstead rectory.