Fragment of Post-Medieval Onion Bottle

Contributed by Naomi Parkin

Fragment of Post-Medieval Onion Bottle

This is a piece of a post-medieval onion wine bottle that I found at the side of a footpath in a ploughed field during a local walk. Our local archeaologist at Luton museum identified it as the base of a bottle commonly made after the Middle Ages and is, therefore, a real link to the actual people who lived and worked in our area. Because of finding this object I have now become a regular volunteer at the museum.

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  • 1. At 16:02 on 29 June 2010, tracy ward wrote:

    The glass looks beautiful.What makes it this colour?
    I have picked up glass similar to this along the River Thames.Does anyone know how to go about dating it or finding out more.

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