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Wine bottle

1654
Origin: England, London
OH: 6"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1951-120
Bottle, bulbous-bodied bottle with narrow neck, strap handle, and flared base. White tin glaze decorated in blue with the inscription "WHIT 1654" and figure-eight swirls beneath.
Label:"Whit" is a shortened form of the word "white," for "white wine," the term used in England at least since 1300 to differentiate the clear, yellow and slightly pink wines from the reds.
Provenance:D. M. & P. Manheim
Mark(s):No
Inscription(s):"WHIT / 1654"