A sealed Oxford Tavern wine bottle, dated 1698
Lot 82
A sealed Oxford Tavern wine bottle, dated 1698
Sold for £6,000 (US$ 9,409) inc. premium

Lot Details
A sealed Oxford Tavern wine bottle, dated 1698
Of onion shape and of small size, the tapering neck with an applied string rim, the large circular seal embossed with a standing globe between the initials R H, the date 1698 (or possibly 1688) moulded beneath, 13cm high (slight surface abrasion and interior corrosion)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    With Maureen Thompson, 7 March 1979

    This bottle is one of a large series made for the various inns and taverns in Oxford, see Roger Dumbrell, Understanding Antique Wine Bottles (1992), p.333. The Globe inn in Oxford was at 21 Cornmarket from 1657 and was later renamed The White Hart. It closed around 1900 and was demolished.
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