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Wine bottle

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1646 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 2, shelf 2

Physical description

Tin-glazed earthenware wine bottle, inscribed in blue "SACK/ 1646" with a paraph below. Ovoid form with cylindrical neck, splay foot, very slightly concave on underside, a strap handle with V-shaped lower terminal connecting the upper neck to the shoulder. Buff earthenware body with white glaze, crazed on neck and underside unglazed.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1646 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with painted decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'SACK/ 1646'.
Painted on the exterior body


Height: 15 cm, Diameter: 9.7 cm

Object history note

Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber, 1885. Purchased by her from Button, London, September 1882.

Descriptive line

Delftware. Tin-glazed earthenware wine bottle with the inscription 'SACK, 1646', London, 1646.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Lady Schreiber, No: 819. Hodgkin, No: 252. Rackham Schreiber, Pl: 1. Lipski and Archer, No: 1316.


Earthenware; Tin glaze; Cobalt blue


Glazed; Painted


Delftware; Ceramics; Earthenware; Containers; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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