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Square case bottle of jenever (Dutch gin), made of green glass with square slides sloping towards the base. It was collected by Captain Bryan Smith from New Calabar River, Rivers State, Nigeria, near the village of Iba. From the late-18th century, Dutch gin, transported in cheaply-manufactured blown glass bottles, was employed as a trade good. The shape made the bottles easy to pack and transport. Along with textiles, rifles and gunpowder, it was one of the most sought-after European goods. In particular, it was sold to coastal traders, who were important mediators in the transatlantic slave trade.
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- Image reference: D9637
- National Maritime Museum