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Bottle - Brown Stoneware, J&J Desjonqueres Foucarmont, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850246

French brown stoneware bottle traditionally used for storage of rum, manufactured by J&J Desjonqueres Foucarmont, circa 1900. Used in a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900.
Glazed ceramic bottle is urn-shaped, with a hooked handle at the neck. There is a rim around the top, and a cork stopper.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 21.00 cm (Height), 12.00 cm (Width), 12.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: alcohol, bottles, food drink preparation, psychiatric hospitals, letter box, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink storage
On side of bottle near base: Eis J&J Desjonqueres Foucarmont (S.Ms).
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900


Shirley Marshall Posted on 03 Mar 2010 10:44 AM
Bottle - Brown Stoneware,J&J Desjonqueres Foucarmont,circa 1900 Reg.No:SH850246

I understand that you cannot give valuations, but if permitted, could you tell me the approximate value of the jar shown in the picture, please ?
I have one very similar - without the side imprinting, only at the base below the handle. The only difference in the inscription is that in brackets (S.Me). The letter S also appears on the bottom white clay. On the rim, there is a small spout. I was amazed to learn where these jars have come from and what they were used for. Thankyou for the information..... Shirley
Discovery Centre Posted on 03 Mar 2010 3:43 PM
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Leon Posted on 26 Jun 2013 11:13 PM
Hi. Is this item marked federal law prohibits...? If so, doesn't that place it in the USA post prohibition era? (1933-1964) The manufacturer is French and from Foucarmont in the Seine-Maritime Department. ( Hence "S.Me")
Leon Posted on 26 Jun 2013 11:17 PM
Correction " Federal law FORBIDS sale or re-use..."

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