Bottle

Bottle
Title
Bottle
Date 
1770-1790
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 24.8 x 9.5 cm )
Description 
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle possibly blown into a dip mold and has cylindrical neck with an applied up-tooled with flattened sides, string rim, rounded shoulders, and a squat, cylindrical body with a push-up and pontil mark; bottle has iridescence over the entire surface.
Credit Line 
Gift of John D. Crimmins
Object Number 
1893.5b
Marks 
typed: on tag; "RUM BOTTLE/ FOUND IN THE EXCAVATION ON FRONT STREET/ BETWEEN BROAD AND WHITEHALL STREETS./ GIFT OF MR. JOHN D. CRIMMINS, 1893"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this bottle was recovered from the hull of a vessel uncovered during excavations on Front Street between Broad and Whitehall Streets for the proposed power house for the cable road in February, 1893. The hull of the ship was possibly used as part of a wharf or dam for landfill.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group