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18BA376 - Heise 141
Surface Collection of a late 18th-century
mill site

 


--------------------- 18BC27 - Federal Reserve Site ---------------------
Mixed residential and commercial block

Liquor bottle seal molded ED.  PERN…/COUVET SUISSE around a central cross, from 18BA376.Liquor bottle seal molded ED.  PERN…/COUVET SUISSE around a central cross, from 18BA376. Olive oil bottle seal molded DOLIVE SURFIN and CLAIRIE III in a semi-circle around the edge of the seal.  GRESE LE JEUNE BORDEAUX in the center of the seal between two horizontal lines intersected with diamonds, from 18BC27. Mineral water bottle seal with text WILDUNG WASSER.  Text stamped from a rectangular plate pressed into molten seal glass; 50 x 20 mm, from 18BC27.

18BC33 Federal Site
Feature 14 Privy (filled c. 1830s with garbage from an earlier household)


Wine bottle seal molded with a bunch of grapes encircled by the words “Chateau Lafitte”. 35 mm diameter- from 18BC33. Olive oil bottle seal molded with an eagle with outstretched wings astride an olive branch.  The eagle holds a ribbon in its mouth molded with the words “Grolin’s Superfine Bordeaux Olive Oil”, 56 x  36 mm diameter - from 18BC33.

--------------------- 18BC51 - Levering Coffee House ---------------------
Mid-19th-century brick store/warehouse


Bottle seal with backwards molded with letters JUN and FRO; Indeterminate diameter, from 18BC51.Bottle seal with backwards molded with letters JUN and FRO; Indeterminate diameter, from 18BC51. Wine bottle seal molded St. JULIEN MEDOC around an ornament of grape clusters and vines, from 18BC51.Wine bottle seal molded St. JULIEN MEDOC around an ornament of grape clusters and vines, from 18BC51. Olive oil bottle seal with molded letters LE SURFIN and ROUSS, with stars, from 18BC51.Olive oil bottle seal with molded letters LE SURFIN and ROUSS, with stars, from 18BC51.

18CH621 - Westwood Manor
Late 17th-to early 18th-century house



--------------------- 18CV60 - Angelica Knoll ---------------------
Plantation occupied 1650-1770

Bottle seal with initials I and B, separated by a small diamond; Initials stand for John Bayne, property owner between 1687 and 1701, seal in a private collection, from 18CH621. Wine bottle seal with letters RI enclosed within a circle, 35 mm diameter, from 18CV60.Wine bottle seal with letters RI enclosed within a circle, 35 mm diameter, from 18CV60. Wine bottle seal with letter N molded inside a circle, from 18CV60.Wine bottle seal with letter N molded inside a circle, from 18CV60.

--------------------- 18CV60 - Angelica Knoll ---------------------
Plantation occupied 1650-1770



18CV84 - King’s Reach Quarter
Possible slave quarter, c. 1690-1715

Wine bottle seal with letter N formed from separate letterhead pressed onto molten seal.  Dumbrell (1983:186) refers to this type of seal as a “matrice seal”, from 18CV60.Wine bottle seal with letter N formed from separate letterhead pressed onto molten seal.  Dumbrell (1983:186) refers to this type of seal as a “matrice seal”, from 18CV60. Wine bottle seal with the letters C & P formed from separate letterheads held together for impressing onto the molten glass of the seal.  Dumbrell (1983:186) refers to this type of seal as a “matrice seal”, from 18CV60.Wine bottle seal with the letters C & P formed from separate letterheads held together for impressing onto the molten glass of the seal.  Dumbrell (1983:186) refers to this type of seal as a “matrice seal”, from 18CV60. Wine bottle seal molded with letters WC, from 18CV84.Wine bottle seal molded with letters WC, from 18CV84.

--------------------- 18CV91 - Smith’s St Leonard ---------------------
Plantation occupied by Richard Smith, c. 1711-1749


Illustration of a wine bottle seal with letter N enclosed within a beaded border, from 18CV91.
Obverse and reverse of seal
Illustration of a wine bottle seal with initials R and a ligatured A and E or F enclosed in a beaded border, from 18CV91.
Obverse and reverse of seal
Illustration of a wine bottle seal with two indeterminate initials (possibly F or E and N) on either side of a cross-device, from 18CV91.
Obverse and reverse of seal

--------------------- 18CV344 - Chapline Place ---------------------
Cluster of impermanent mid-18th to early 19th-century structures




18CV350 - Roberts Site

Wine bottle seal molded with letters IR and date 1771, from 18CV344.Wine bottle seal molded with letters IR and date 1771, from 18CV344. Wine bottle seal with merchant type molded design with initials B and H  between a 4 and an XX inside a circle, from 18CV344. Molded initials I and S, separated by a stemmed flower motif, all enclosed in a beaded circle, from 18CV350.

18CVx323-1 - Isolated Find


This bottle seal was an isolated find from a beach in Calvert County-18CVx323-1-Isolated find.       illustrated bottle seal from 18CVx323.

--------------------- 18DO58 - Horne Point ---------------------
Late 17th- and 18th-century house site



18FR134 - Schifferstadt Site
Feature 4 – Privy fill dating 1850 to 1870

Wine bottle seal molded … Nevitt inside a beaded circle, with indeterminate first initial, from 18D058. Wine bottle seal molded … Nevitt inside a beaded circle, with indeterminate first initial, from 18D058. llustration of a wine bottle seal with initial T and an indeterminate second initial (N or M?) inside a beaded border, from 18DO58. Olive oil bottle seal molded  SUPERFINE OLIVE OIL/W.F. NARTIGUE/BORDEAUX/CLARIFIED, from 18FR134.Olive oil bottle seal molded  SUPERFINE OLIVE OIL/W.F. NARTIGUE/BORDEAUX/CLARIFIED, from 18FR134.

18HA30 - Old Baltimore
Late 17th century tavern and domestic site


18KE357 - ENS-062P
Possible surface find


18PR135 - Belair Mansion
19th-century possible exedrae garden feature
IndividualBottleSeals-LargeImagePages/Commercial-18FR134.html Wine bottle seal molded  with letters TE  an the date 1741.  The T and E are separated by two dots., from 18KE357.Wine bottle seal molded  with letters TE  an the date 1741.  The T and E are separated by two dots., from 18KE357. Wine bottle seal molded with name B Ogle, from 18PR135.

18PR175 - Oxon Hill/Addison Plantation
Fill of cellar of c. 1680s building that burned c. 1720s/1730s
Wine bottle seal with merchant type molded design with ligatured initials N and R between a 4 and an XX inside a beaded circle, from 18PR175. Wine bottle seal molded with ligatured initials T and A inside a beaded circle. McNulty (2004) refers to conjoined initials as “ligatured”, from 18PR175.

18PR510 - Willow Grove
Late 18th- to late 20th-century plantation
Olive oil bottle seal molded HUILE D OLIVE SUPERFINE Bertrand GRASSE, from 18PR510. Oval seal on light green glass, stamped Huile d’Olive/Wm  M Maynadier/Baltimore/Extra …. Fine, from 18PR510.

18PR705 - Pleasant Prospect
Feature 17 – shallow cellar associated with slave or tenant occupant, dated 1730 to 1750
Wine bottle seal with initials RD inside a beaded border.  R & D separated by a small dot, 45 mm diameter, from 18PR705.Wine bottle seal with initials RD inside a beaded border.  R & D separated by a small dot, 45 mm diameter, from 18PR705. Wine bottle seal molded with initials RD enclosed within a circle, 31 mm diameter, from 18PR705.Wine bottle seal molded with initials RD enclosed within a circle, 31 mm diameter, from 18PR705. Illustration of a wine bottle seal with initials RD inside a partially beaded border, 30 mm diameter, from 18PR705.

18QU28 - Bennett’s Point
Early to mid-eighteenth-century trash pit
Wine bottle seal with merchant type motif.  Numeral 4 on top line of text, linked by upright to XX on the third line of text.  Between the 4 and the XX is a line of text consisting of a ligatured backwards B joined to an R.  All text is surrounded by a beaded border.


Broken wine bottle seal with merchant type motif. Numeral 4 on top line of text, linked by upright to XX on the third line of text. Between the 4 and the XX is a line of text consisting of a ligatured backwards B joined to an R. All text is surrounded by a circle border, from 18QU28.

Wine bottle seal molded with name Hannah Dickinson in cursive script, dated 1741, 42 mm diameter, from 18QU28. Illustration of a wine bottle seal molded with Armorial design of a shield with rampant lions, topped with bird standing on foliage.  Initials CC flank the bird, 37 mm diameter, from 18QU28.

18ST325 - Antenna Field
Early 19th to early 20th-century house

18ST704 - Charles’ Gift
Feature 12

18ST711 - West St. Mary’s Manor
17th-20th century farmstead
Two trees flanking two letters, possible PP or P. more letters, probably a phrase in Latin, encircle trees.  Not decipherable due to worn condition of seal, from 18ST325. Ligatured AB at the bottom of the seal that is linked to a vertical bar that runs through the letter D in the center of the seal.  The bar is topped with a 4.  Branches or leaves encircle the central motif.  McNulty (2004) refers to conjoined initials as “ligatured”, 39 mm diameter, from 18ST704.Ligatured AB at the bottom of the seal that is linked to a vertical bar that runs through the letter D in the center of the seal.  The bar is topped with a 4.  Branches or leaves encircle the central motif.  McNulty (2004) refers to conjoined initials as “ligatured”, 39 mm diameter, from 18ST704. Wine bottle seal with “IOHN MOR_IS 1741”, in private collection, from 18ST711. Wine bottle seal with “IOHN MOR_IS 1741”, in private collection, from 18ST711. Wine bottle seal with “IOHN MOR_IS 1741”, in private collection, from 18ST711. Wine bottle seal with “IOHN MOR_IS 1741”, in private collection, from 18ST711.

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