An Unusual Victorian Engraved Blue Glass Wine Bottle; ‘Blown by Joseph Brown 1879’

GBP 480.00

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Object Description

The charming and unique blue glass wine bottle of typical form, with a flanged lip and hand engraved lettering reading ‘Blown by Joseph Brown 1879’, and the letter ‘P’ to the base, surviving from the last quarter of nineteenth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

The script is beautifully engraved, and it is possible that Joseph Brown was perhaps an apprentice or some such at a glassworks.

The year of 1879 in the UK saw the start of the Anglo-Zulu war, the opening of the worlds first Christmas grotto and the longest ever fog in the city’s history engulfing London.

A lovely example of typography of the period and a thoroughly charming curio.

Object Condition

There are no chips or cracks to the bottle and it remains in original condition.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:11.75 inches
  • country
  • year
  • diameter
    2.75 inches

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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