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Onion bottle with original wine inside.

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Maritime Start Price:550.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,000.00 USD
Onion bottle with original wine inside.
SOLD
550.00USDto LeChameau+ (82.50) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2010 Apr 10 @ 16:41UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Onion bottle with original wine inside. 1300 grams, 7" tall and 5-1/4" in diameter. This wreck is one of very few that have yielded original wine, preserved in intact onion bottles packed tightly in a pattern with half of them right-side-up and half upside-down. They say that the wine in the bottles that came to rest upside-down, so that their corks remained imbued with wine, is still drinkable, whereas the others are basically vinegar... but you would have to open each one to know which is which! This bottle shows lots of beautiful flaking of the glass (a consequence of the wine inside), through which you can see the wine sloshing around, with the cork at top sealed tight with modern glue, a rare and fascinating artifact and perfect for the crossover enthusiast in wines and treasure! With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands.