Flagon, made in Leith

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Postcard of Flagon, made in Leith.
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Flagon, made in Leith

This glass wine flagon was probably made in Leith in the late 18th or early 19th century.

The flagon has 'DM Customs' moulded on the shoulder.

Large amounts of wine, brandy, sherry and port were imported into Scotland, particularly by the Edinburgh wine merchants. Wine was transferred from barrels into bottles and this stimulated a thriving glass industry round the port of Leith near Edinburgh.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-387-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEN 43
Date: Late 18th - early 19th century
Late 18th or early 19th century
Material: Glass, dark olive; brass stopper and ring. Inscription: On bottle stamp: DM CUSTOMS
Dimensions: 270 mm H x 200 mm Dia
What: Flagon
Subject: Glass, including wine bottles and bottle stamps (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Leith
Description: Flagon of dark olive glass with brass stopper and ring, and bottle stamp marked "DM CUSTOMS", from Leith, late 18th to early 19th century
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