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Shaft and globe shows a lot of Cornish bottle

A 17th century long-necked sealed ‘shaft and globe’ wine bottle sold for an unexpected £8300 (plus 15% buyer’s premium) at Barbara Kirk Auctions in Penzance on January 23, writes Roland Arkell.

The 9in (22cm) high pale green bottle – initially catalogued as an 18th century ‘onion’ – dates to around the time of the Restoration, c.1665-70. The surface of the glass shows signs of burial and family history suggests it was found by chance on the West Penwith moors.

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