Ale Bottle

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Object Name: 
Ale Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
67.2.6
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1875-1900
Primary Description: 
Olive-green non-lead glass; blown-molded. Tall, tapering form, with applied rounded rim; two oval paper labels on the sides, one with a griffin against an orange background, inscribed "TRADE MARK" and "GRIFFIN BRAND", and inscribed in a ring around the orange field "T. P. GRIFFIN & Co. EXPORT BOTTLERS, LONDON / ONLY GENUINE WHEN THE BOTTLE IS SEALED WITH PATENT / CAPSULE BEARING OUR SIGNATURE & TRADE MARK."; the paper label on the reverse inscribed "BASS & CO" and "AGENTS T. P. GRIFFIN & CO. / EPORT BOTTLERS, / 2 & 3, PHILPOT LANE, / LONDON."; inscribed around the edge "THIS LABEL IS ISSUED ONLY BY BASS, RATCLIFF & GRETTON LIMITED / -BREWERS, BURTON-ON-TRENT-"; wire tied around the neck; recessed base with bull's-eye center.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Byrn, Gary, Source
1967-03-20
Color: 
Inscription: 
TRADE MARK
Label
inscribed on the side paper label
GRIFFIN BRAND
Label
inscribed on the side paper label
THIS LABEL IS ISSUED ONLY BY BASS, RATCLIFF & GRETTON LIMITED / -BREWERS, BURTON-ON-TRENT-
Label
inscribed around the edge
BASS & CO
Label
inscribed on reverse paper label
AGENTS T. P. GRIFFIN & CO. / EPORT BOTTLERS, / 2 & 3, PHILPOT LANE, / LONDON
Label
inscribed on reverse paper label
T. P. GRIFFIN & Co EXPORT BOTTLERS, LONDON / ONLY GENUINE WHEN BOTTLE IS SEALED WITH PATENT / CAPSULE BEARING OUR SIGNATURE & TRADE MARK
Label
inscribed in a ring around the orange field paper label