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Catalog Number 1999.048.037
Description Ceramic ginger beer bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c.1850-1920. The body and base of this bottle is cream-colored and have a tan wash that extends from the shoulder to the lip. The rim has a tapered collar finish and shows evidence of wheel-thrown production. The base of the bottle is flat.
Object Name Bottle, Beer
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Ceramic ginger beer bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c.1850-1920.
Date c. 1850-1920
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Provenance 20 boxes of archaeological material excavated from the City Centre Plaza site at 950 Main at Middlefield in Redwood City. Excavation for development, done by Basin Research Associates.
Notes The medium brown stoneware bottle is almost certainly American made and is fairly typical of a U. S. made item from the 1850 to 1890 era (Peters 1996).
Stoneware or ceramic bottles for beer were generally discontinued in the U. S. after about 1895 (Graci 1995).
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Dimensions H-8.75 W-2.85 D-2.85 inches
Search Terms Alcohol
Archaeology
Beer
Bottles
City Center Plaza
Privy
Redwood City
Subjects Alcoholic beverages
Beer
Bottle industry
Bottles
Ceramic industries