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Wine bottle

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1646 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Wine bottle of tin-glazed earthenware, inscribed 'SACK 1646' in blue.
Body colour: Buff.
Glaze: White and finely crazed with many grey specks. Underside unglazed.
Shape: Very slightly concave on underside. Handle flat on inside, rounded on exterior with V-shaped lower terminal.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1646 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Marks and inscriptions

'SACK 1646'
Inscribed in blue


Height: 13.7 cm, Diameter: 10 cm

Object history note

Acquired by the Museum of Practical Geology between 1876 and 1893. Transferred, 1901.

Descriptive line

Wine bottle of tin-glazed earthenware, with an inscription in blue, 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
M.P.G. 1893, Y. 1a. Lipski and Archer, No: 1320.


Earthenware; Tin glaze




Delftware; Ceramics; Drinking; Containers


Ceramics Collection

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