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  1. Base of colourless lead glass, with short applied pedestal base, and broken lower body walls starting to flare up to missing vessel body. Small rounded knop on centre of internal surface of bowl. Two small associated fragments. Possibly jelly glass or tankard. Base diameter 48mm. Mid- to late 18th century. Context 1181. Figure 41.
  2. Small vertical rim fragment of rich cobalt blue glass. Rim diameter c. 40mm. 18th century? Context 1091.
  3. Small slightly convex-curved pale green body fragment with thickened optic-blown rib. Slight surface iridescence. Th. 1.5-2.8mm. 16th-17th century? Context 1185.
  4. Base of square-sectioned 'case bottle' of thick dark green glass, with iridescent surface weathering. Base rises slightly between each corner. Large circular pontil mark on underside of pushed-in base. Includes some large air bubbles. Dimensions c. 91 x 91mm. Extant height 65mm. 18th century. Context 1012.
  5. Less than half of the rim and neck of a small phial of pale green glass. Vertical neck tapering slightly out towards rim, rim turned horizontally and slightly downwards. Rim diameter c. 30mm. Extant height 20mm. Late 17th-18th century. Context 1086.
  6. Adjoining fragments of base of circular small pale blue-green bottle or phial, with pointed kick and pontil mark on underside. Base diameter 70mm. Extant height 25mm. Late 17th-18th century. Context 1090. Figure 69.
  7. Figure 69
    Figure 69: Conjoining base sherds of probable jar of 18th century date (context 1090)
  8. Adjoining fragments of the vertical neck and horizontally turned-out rim of a pale green phial or small bottle. Rim diameter c. 32mm. Extant height 30mm. Neck tapers out slightly towards rim. Late 17th-18th century. Context 1091.
  9. Rim, neck and top of shoulder of pale green phial. Vertical neck tapers out slightly towards horizontally out-turned rim. Rim diameter 26mm. Extant height 25mm. Late 17th-18th century. Context 1096.
  10. Almost complete pale green phial/small bottle, rim chipped in three places. Cylindrical, slightly narrower towards base, rounded shoulders and vertical neck tapering out slightly towards horizontally turned-out rim. Pushed-in base (rounded kick) with pontil mark covering and wider circular scar. Height 94mm. Base diameter c. 33mm. Widest diameter 37.5mm. Rim diameter 26mm. Late 17th-(mid?) 18th century. Context 1146.
  11. Less than half of the base of a small pale green phial. Pointed kicked base with pontil scar on underside. Base diameter c. 35mm. Extant height 13mm. Late 17th-18th century. Context 1207.
  12. Adjoining fragments of the kicked base of a small pale green bottle or phial, with pointed kick, small hollow tool mark on underside where the base has been pushed in. Circular pontil scar. Base diameter c. 50mm. Late 17th-18th century. Unstratified.
  13. Four fragments, including two of rim, of large bulbous olive-green bowl with everted rim, edge fire-smoothed. Rim diameter c. 220-260mm (c. 6% rim present). Large vertically elongated bubbles. 17th-18th century. Context 1190.
  14. Tubing. Two adjoining fragments of colourless glass straight tubing, thick wall with small diameter cavity through centre. Total length 37mm. Diameter of central cavity 1.5mm. External (incomplete) diameter 8mm. SF 33. 18th century? Context 1094. Figure 42.
  15. Misshapen fragment 29mm long, ridge down centre on one side, scar of broken glass at one edge. Now opaque pale blue, but appears brown in transmitted light. ?Late 17th-early 19th century. Context 1114.
  16. Slightly curving body fragment with slightly puckered surface, now appearing opaque pale blue, patches appearing brown through transmitted light. ?Late 17th-early 19th century. Context 1115.
  17. Misshapen folded small fragment, now appearing opaque pale blue, patches appearing brown through transmitted light. ?Late 17th-early 19th century. Context 1115.
  18. Linen smoother? Large lump of olive-green glass covered by iridescent surface weathering. Rounded on one side and across an angle, shattered on the other. Hairline cracks indicating possible heat damage on rounded surface. ?17th-19th century. Context 1145.
  19. Fragment of pale greenish window glass covered by thick opaque cream and iridescent surface weathering. The weathering suggests a lead shadow around three sides, and a diamond-shaped quarry. These sides are cut straight with a diamond cutter. Angles approx. 70° and 110°. Thickness 3mm. Length of complete side c. 43mm. Dimensions 40 x 24mm. 16th-17th century. Context 1037.
  20. Complete pale green glass bottle, moulded regular octagon cross-section, with embossed lettering 'BRISTOL ROYAL INFIRMARY' on alternate faces. Separately applied single collar rim, uneven around bottom. Seams clearly visible, continuing on the base. Height 129mm. Diameter 35-36mm. External rim diameter c. 21mm. 1860-90s. U/S
  21. Complete pale green spherical marble from a 'globe-stoppered bottle', invented by Hiram Codd for carbonated drinks bottles (e.g. soda water, lemonade). Diameter 18mm. 1870s-1920s. U/S
  22. Thick fragment of pale green glass cylindrical bottle, curving at one end. Ridge along one side close to break. Th. <8.8mm. Late 19th-20th century. Context 1060.
  23. Blue-green glass stopper for bottle, disc-shaped top, complete other than chipped stopper end. Diameter of top 25mm, length 31mm. Late 19th-early 20th century. Context 1188.
  24. Complete colourless glass bottle, moulded oval cross-section, rounded shoulders, external screw-threaded neck. Embossed with lettering 'WOODWARD CHEMIST LONDON' on one side. Serial no. '18' on base. Seams around base edge, up both sides to top of neck. Wide circular slightly incised machine suction scar around base. Height 14.8cm. Maximum diameter 65mm. External rim diameter 21mm. 1920s onwards. U/S
  25. Five complete colourless glass bottles, machine-moulded square sectioned with continuous external screw-threaded rims, seam continuing through to rim. All bases embossed on base, with 'J L & Co' at top, '269LH' at bottom, and the centre has a larger number, different on each bottle: '29', '30', '32', '32', '33'. These marks are within a circular slightly incised machine suction mark, which also has short seam lines leading off at opposite sides across the edge of the base to lower body (see https://sha.org/bottle/bases.htm). On all bottles the glass has internal imperfections around the centre of the bottle that distorts its clarity. Ht 210mm. Dimensions 46 x 46mm. 1910?-1937. Context 1027.
  26. Three pale blue-green glass bottle body fragments, 2 adjoining, of octagonal section moulded bottle, the 4 corner sides much narrower. Sides 18mm, 30mm wide, with chamfered corners 10mm wide. Later 19th-early 20th century. Context 1123.

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