This dark glass wine bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was manufactured using a three-piece Rickett's mould.

Alcohol and Drinking.
There were 15 hotels at Little Lon in 1900. The profusion of beer, wine and spirit bottles revealed in excavations at Little Lon confirms that immense quantities of liquor were consumed. Were the drinkers mainly residents or visitors to Little Lon? Unearthed in the former yard of a 'high-class' brothel was a mass of French wine and champagne bottles. Reformers identified alcohol as a major social problem - 'the cause of crime, disease, insanity, marriage breakdown, poverty'.

Physical Description

This is a dark brown glass bottle. it has a two piece finish with a flattened lip and a down-tooled string rim. The neck tapers to rounded shoulders. It has a cylindrical body and a conical basal profile with vent mark.

Physical Description

3 piece mould - Rickett's mould, 2 piece finish, flattened lip and down-tooled string rim, tapering neck, rounded shoulder, and cylindrical body conical basal profile with vent mark. Base diameter 80mm, height 285mm. Mould seams on neck and shoulder.

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