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Wine bottle

Franklin relics

Object details:

Object ID AAA2031
Description A relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition 1845-48, found by the Franklin Search Expedition,1850-51, led by Captain Horatio Austin. This wine bottle was found on Beechey Island by a party from HMS 'Assistance' led by Captain Erasmus Ommanney (1814-1904) on the 23 August 1850. The bottle was presented to the Royal United Services Institute by John Barrow (1808-1898).
Date made circa 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Royal United Service Institution Collection
Materials glass; cork
Measurements Overall: 279 x 83 mm
  • Wine bottle (AAA2031)
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