LVPL-6D0BB5: Post Medieval to Modern: Vessel lid

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Unique ID: LVPL-6D0BB5

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A complete cast lead or lead alloy moulded lid, possibly from a scent bottle, probably of Late Post Medieval - Modern dating (18th to 19th Centuries AD).

The lid is sub circular in plan, and semi-circular in cross section. It consists of a domed (convex) lid, with central protruding circular knop, and raised radiating rays extending outwards and downwards. The edge of the lid is flat, with concentric circles incised into it. The underside is plain and undecorated. A small ridge is present, which would have sat inside the vessel rim, securing the lid in place. The lid would have been attached to the vessel by a hinge joint, part of which is still present.

The lid is a dull white / light grey colour, with an even surface patina. There are a couple of areas where the dull dark grey of the metal is visible, probably due to damage caused whilst within the ploughsoil.

The lid measures 38.10mm in length, 31.11mm wide and 15.86mm high. It weighs 31.1 grams.

The style and design of the lid is similar to that encountered in Victorian Scent or perfume bottles, so it is reasonable to consider the lid to be of that dating. This example appears to be the first recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database.

Class: lid

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1700
Date to: Circa AD 1900

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 38.1 mm
Height: 15.86 mm
Width: 31.11 mm
Weight: 31.1 g

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead Alloy
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

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Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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