My name is Kim Connor and I’m the new Postdoctoral Scholar on the MSCAP project. This year I’m going to be working on re-cataloging glass tablewares (cups and other vessels used for consuming food and drink) and containers (like bottles and jars) and beginning to analyze them. I’m very excited to be working on the project and am hoping to occasionally post some of the cool things that I find as I’m working my way through the material. Here are a couple of my favorites from the last few weeks!
This seal would have decorated the shoulder of a bottle full of absinthe made by Edouard Pernod in Couvet Switzerland between around 1827 and 1910.
The base of this bottle is embossed AB&Co. We don’t know who this maker was, although bottle collectors suggest it might have been European from the 1860s to 1910s. This bottle might have held beer or wine.
On the base of this bottle you can see a perfectly round valve mark because this bottle was made by a machine, meaning it probably dates from the 20th century, after the Chinatown had left the site.