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bottle

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1939,1010.122.-7,111

  • Description

    Portion of maple wood bottle, curved, comprising part of body and length of rim with impression from mount, and protruding silver rivet.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC(early)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.4 centimetres
    • Width: 6.3 centimetres
  • Location

    G2/fc165

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2011 26 Mar-30 Oct, Woodbridge, Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre, People of Sutton Hoo.

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    21 March 2011

    Treatment proposal

    Light clean to remove tarnish.

    Condition

    Stable condition. Surface has areas of silver chloride (from deterioration during burial conditions). Whilst only about half the surface of the pieces has tarnish it is widely variable and ranges in colour / severity from a light brown tarnish to a dense iridescent blue. Cotton wool hairs are evident trapped in surface receeses and cracks from a previous conservation treatment. The adhesive used during a previous conservation treatment to adhere the fragmentary silver sheet to perspex panels is stable but is beggining to yellow with age.

    Treatment details

    The majority of the tarnish was removed easily using Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol) applied on cotton wool swabs under magnification. Areas of more dense tarnish were removed under magnification with cooton wool swabs moistened with White Spirit (composition variable - petroleum distillate) and rolled in Silvo wadding (cotton wadding, white spirit, Newburgh chalk, china clay). The areas were degreased with White Spirit then Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) applied on cooton wool swabs. Any stray hairs from cotton wool swabs removed under magnification with tweezers.

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1939

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated 1939

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1939,1010.122.-7,111

Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim and part of the body. The rim has clear impressions from parts of two silver mounts, with metal strip and rivet holes for attachment. Part of the body section has clear silver vandyke impressions with rivets and rivet holes, likewise on the inside.

Group of Objects

Portion of a maple wood bottle, comprising a length of rim and part of the body. The rim has clear impressions from parts of two silver mounts, with metal strip and rivet holes for attachment. Part of the body section has clear silver vandyke impressions with rivets and rivet holes, likewise on the inside.

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