English sealed glass bottle, seal marked *M*/C*E/Apr/1700. This is a bold, early onion of great dating to the first decade of the eighteenth century, the magic "0" decade.
While initials and years are seen on many English bottles, the month is almost never included... exceedingly rare. Dates on bottles are thought to represent a significant event in the owner's life rather than vintage of contents. April 1700 must have been a special time for this family.
Until now, this bottle has been unknown and is unrecorded in reference books.
Measurement: Height: 6.5"
Condition: The bottle is in excellent condition; mostly glossy finish except scattered superficial trivial areas of gloss breakdown as often encountered.