This light green glass bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured using a two-piece mould between 1870 and 1890

Food and eating.
Kitchen facilities in the homes of Little Lon were rudimentary. Few people had ovens or ice chests, so perishable foods were bought fresh daily. Most meals were fried or boiled over an open fire. Families with limited facilities would take their Sunday roasts to a nearby bakery for cooking. Even the poorest residents of Little Lon seem to have eaten a considerable amount of meat. Mutton, beef, rabbit and pork came from the Eastern Market in Bourke Street. Oysters and fish were sold from barrows in Flinders Street. Fresh fruit and vegetables were hawked on the streets by Chinese and Italian vendors.

Physical Description

This is a light green glass bottle. It has a cracked lip and a rounded laid on string rim immediately below lip. It has a tapered neck and sloped down shoulders. It has a square base with chamfered corners and a moulded domed basal profile and a flat resting point. It has a a panelled body and embossed scrolls an shoulders.

Physical Description

Glass bottle, light green colour. 2 piece mould, cracked lip, rounded laid on string rim immediately below lip, tapering neck and sloped down shoulders, square base with chamfered corners. Moulded domed basal profile, flat resting point. Embossed scrolls on shoulders, panelled body. Base 68mm x 68mm, height 195mm. c. 1870's - 90's?

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