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Bottle Seal - Glass, J. Fau, Bordeaux, circa 1880 (Damaged) Reg. No: LL 079992
- This clear glass bottle seal was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.
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'.
- Light green glass bottle rectangular stamp with impressed lettering in centre reads 'J.FAU...PRUNES D'ENTE...BORDEAUX'.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||12 mm (Height), 66 mm (Width), 40 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bottles, making history - little lonsdale street|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Activity:||container - food/alcohol - plum extract or liquor?|
|Trench Unit Number:||27/22/15|
|Inscriptions:||'J.FAU PRUNES D'ENTE BORDEAUX'|