This clear glass bottle, used for perfume was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

Health and hygiene.
'Cleanliness is next to Godliness'. This is a difficult maxim to follow when 'there is not one bath in sixty', when sewerage gathers in cesspits and open drainage channels line the streets.But the residents of Little Lon did practice personal hygiene. Archaeologists have uncovered toothbrushes and toothpaste pots, scent bottles, soap dishes, combs and hairbrushes.
Clean teeth and neat hair did not guarantee good health however. Doctors were expensive, so ordinary people had to rely on medicines like Holloway's Ointment and Hall's Vegetable Pain Conqueror as well as Chinese herbal remedies. Children were dosed weekly with the laxative castor oil, to keep their bowels regular.

Physical Description

This is a clear glass bottle. It was possible made with a two piece vertical mould with separate base and it had stopper closure. It has a two-part finish with a flared lip and an applied cylindrical neck. It has a rectangular body with flat chamfers and a shallow concave basal profile. It has a pontil scar on the base and the glass is opalised. The bottle is decorated with lines running from the base of the neck to the base.

Physical Description

Clear bottle. Possibly 2 piece vertical mould with seperate base, stopper closure. Finish-two part, hip-flared, neck cylindraical (applied). Body profile horizontal - rectangular with flat chamfers. Body profile vertical straight, basal profile-shallow concave. Pontil scar on base. Base 60 x 37mm, height 151mm.

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