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From North St David Street, Edinburgh

Postcard of Bottle.
© National Museums Scotland


This stoneware bottle was found in the cellars of a house in North St David Street in Edinburgh. It dates from the late 18th century and was imported from the Netherlands. It was used for holding effervescent mineral water known as Seltzer water.

The bottle has a cylindrical body, sloping shoulders, a short cylindrical neck and a loop handle. On the shoulder opposite the handle there are the letters 'M.N' surrounded by a crown.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-394-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 368
Date: Late 18th century
Material: Grey glazed stoneware. Inscription: M N SELTERS; 87 / 2
Dimensions: 230 mm H x 70 mm D (base) x 25 mm D (rim)
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Where: Netherlands
Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (St Andrew Square / North St Da
Description: Grey glazed stoneware bottle with cylindrical body, sloping shous, a short neck and a loop handle, engraved on the shoulder, found in Edinburgh, from the Netherlands, late 18th century
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