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Bottles Collection

"Bottles: A Glimpse into the World of Exquisite Beverages and Sacred Waters" Step into a world where bottles hold more than just liquid; they encapsulate stories

Background imageBottles Collection: Huggins Beer advert

Huggins Beer advert
Bottle of Huggins Light Dinner Ale Beer, advert 1908 Date: 1908

Background imageBottles Collection: Advertisement, Gilbeys Scotch Whisky, Glen-Spey Glenlivet

Advertisement, Gilbeys Scotch Whisky, Glen-Spey Glenlivet, three shillings and sixpence per bottle. early 20th century

Background imageBottles Collection: Milkman and his Float

Milkman and his Float
A milkman taking bottles from the crates on his float to deliver to someones doorstep

Background imageBottles Collection: Suze Alcoholic Drinks

Suze Alcoholic Drinks, including Vermouth, Gin, Fruit Liqueur, Cherry brandy and (centre) an Aperitif made from fermented Gentian. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBottles Collection: Cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France, Europe

Background imageBottles Collection: Advertisement, Gilbeys Scotch Whisky, Clan-Castle

Advertisement, Gilbeys Scotch Whisky, Clan-Castle, three shillings per bottle. early 20th century

Background imageBottles Collection: Chefs eating lunch at Sherrys restaurant, New York, 1902 (silver gelatin print)

Chefs eating lunch at Sherrys restaurant, New York, 1902 (silver gelatin print)
MNY380765 Chefs eating lunch at Sherrys restaurant, New York, 1902 (silver gelatin print) by Byron Company (fl.1890-1942); 27.9x35.6 cm; Museum of the City of New York

Background imageBottles Collection: Old Wine Bottles

Old Wine Bottles
Old and mouldy... fine wines in old bottles, from the famous caves of the Tour d Argent restaurant in Paris, France. Date: 1930s

Background imageBottles Collection: Milkman Making Delivery

Milkman Making Delivery
A cheerful milkman puts the requisite number of milk bottles onto the doorstep

Background imageBottles Collection: Champagne Hoard

Champagne Hoard
Lining up bottles of champagne in rows in preparation for a wealthy Argentine society event at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Date: 1930s

Background imageBottles Collection: Poster, Camp Romain wines, red, white and rose

Poster, Camp Romain wines, red, white and rose. Date: circa 1935

Background imageBottles Collection: Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1

Army Chaplain in Great War Deeds, WW1
An Army Chaplain holding a night service on the battlefield, with a packing case as an altar and a tin mug as a chalice. Reproduction of a painting by A C Michael in Great War Deeds

Background imageBottles Collection: Lourdes holy water, Lourdes, Hautes Pyrenees, France, Europe

Lourdes holy water, Lourdes, Hautes Pyrenees, France, Europe

Background imageBottles Collection: Advert for Dunvilles Whisky, Belfast 1911

Advert for Dunvilles Whisky, Belfast 1911
Advertisement for Dunvilles Special Liqueur Whisky and Sunvilles Fine Old Whisky - " Going since 1808 - Quality now better than ever". Dunville & Co. Ltd

Background imageBottles Collection: Poster, Provence, France

Poster, Provence, France. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageBottles Collection: Boys outside a sweet shop, Balham, SW London

Boys outside a sweet shop, Balham, SW London
Four boys on the doorstep of a sweet shop in Balham, SW London, with bottled drinks. Date: circa 1961

Background imageBottles Collection: Perfume bottles

Perfume bottles, from thes Maw & Sons catalogue Date: 1903

Background imageBottles Collection: Fair Exchange by George Studdy

Fair Exchange by George Studdy
Bonzo and the baby find fair exchange is no robbery. A rather alarming scene where the comic canine creation of George Studdy, Bonzo

Background imageBottles Collection: Advert, William Teacher & Sons, Whisky, Scotland

Advert, William Teacher & Sons, Whisky, Scotland
Advert for William Teacher & Sons, Scotch Whisky Distillers, Blenders and Exporters, Ardmore Distillery, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. 1905

Background imageBottles Collection: Kempinski / Champagne

Kempinski / Champagne
Greetings from Kempinski - one of Berlins best-known hotels : an enraptured lady clutches two bottles of Kupferberg Champagne Date: early 20th century

Background imageBottles Collection: David Wright woman in short black underslip

David Wright woman in short black underslip
Elegant woman with red hair, wearing a short black, semi-transparent underslip. She is sitting on the edge of her dressing table, loosening her hair

Background imageBottles Collection: Taittinger champagne cellar, Reims, Marne, France, Europe

Taittinger champagne cellar, Reims, Marne, France, Europe

Background imageBottles Collection: Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall

Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall
Teenage barmaid at the Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall. circa 1980s

Background imageBottles Collection: Kellys Cellar, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Kellys Cellar, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Scene inside Kellys Cellar, a public house in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 1969

Background imageBottles Collection: Poster advertising Ryst Armagnac

Poster advertising Ryst Armagnac. Date: 20th century

Background imageBottles Collection: Hand Manicure

Hand Manicure
A hand manicure. Nails are carefully clipped and a choice of stylish nail varnishes in little bottles is offered. Date: 1930s

Background imageBottles Collection: Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900 / 1904. Creator: Paul Cezanne

Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900 / 1904. Creator: Paul Cezanne
Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900/1904

Background imageBottles Collection: Ariel low temperature washing powder gel - Close up of plastic bottle UK

Ariel low temperature washing powder gel - Close up of plastic bottle UK
MAB-1220 Ariel low temperature washing powder gel - Close up of plastic bottle UK Mark Boulton contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imageBottles Collection: Shire horse drawn dray

Shire horse drawn dray
Shire horse drawn brewery dray passes through a village, delivering beer to The Lamb and Flag pub. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageBottles Collection: Humanised elephant in the role of a bon viveur

Humanised elephant in the role of a bon viveur
A humanised elephant, wearing waistcoat, trousers and tailcoat, cast in the role of a bon viveur, with corks popping out of wine bottles behind him

Background imageBottles Collection: champagne bottles in Storrs Hall Hotel wine cellar in Windermere UK

champagne bottles in Storrs Hall Hotel wine cellar in Windermere UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageBottles Collection: Isle of Harris Gin, Harris Distillers, Hebrides, Scotland

Isle of Harris Gin, Harris Distillers, Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageBottles Collection: Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District

Bottles of wine arranged inside old wine cellar in Vrbice, Breclav District, South Moravian Region, Moravia, Czech Republic

Background imageBottles Collection: Economy, 1816 (hand-coloured engraving)

Economy, 1816 (hand-coloured engraving)
2562149 Economy, 1816 (hand-coloured engraving) by Cruikshank, Isaac Robert (1789-1856); Private Collection; (add.info.: George IV of the United Kingdom (12 August 1762 - 26 June 1830)

Background imageBottles Collection: Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem
Delphine Devos

Background imageBottles Collection: Poster advertising Maurice Chevalier Cherry Brandy

Poster advertising Maurice Chevalier Cherry Brandy. Date: early 20th century

Background imageBottles Collection: Cats enjoying a dinner party on a Christmas card

Cats enjoying a dinner party on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBottles Collection: Mojito Cocktails at La Bodeguita del Medio, La Habana Vieja, Havana, La Habana Province

Mojito Cocktails at La Bodeguita del Medio, La Habana Vieja, Havana, La Habana Province, Cuba

Background imageBottles Collection: Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III*. 303 in bolt action rifle

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III*. 303 in bolt action rifle, 1917; introduced in 1916 and differing from the Mk III in having the magazine cut-off omitted; two oil bottles in butt trap. Date: 1917

Background imageBottles Collection: Gallis restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA

Gallis restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA
Gallis bar and restaurant, Ignacio, Marin County, California, USA -- offering excellent food and wine. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageBottles Collection: The Perfumers Costume (colour engraving)

The Perfumers Costume (colour engraving)
XIR154617 The Perfumers Costume (colour engraving) by Bonnart, Nicolas (c.1646-1718); Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageBottles Collection: Advertisement for Manns brown ale

Advertisement for Manns brown ale -- male model constructing a pyramid of bottles. 1959

Background imageBottles Collection: Turkish booby trap near Gaza, Palestine, WW1

Turkish booby trap near Gaza, Palestine, WW1
A Turkish booby trap, made to look inviting by the presence of food and drink, near Gaza, Palestine during the First World War. Date: September 1917

Background imageBottles Collection: Harry Prices ghost hunting kit

Harry Prices ghost hunting kit
Undated photograph of Harry Prices ghost hunting kit, comprising a Reflex and cine cameras, tools for sealing doors and windows, apparatus for secret electrical controls, steel tape

Background imageBottles Collection: Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626) (engraving)

Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626) (engraving)
6006903 Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626) (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Set of thirteen Apostles Spoons (1626)

Background imageBottles Collection: Girls meet up with friends at a coffee bar in Londons West End

Girls meet up with friends at a coffee bar in Londons West End. November 1953 D7092-002

Background imageBottles Collection: The Bottle, 1847. Artist: George Cruikshank

The Bottle, 1847. Artist: George Cruikshank
The Bottle, 1847; showing an interior domestic scene with the father sitting in front of the fire smoking having been discharged from his employment because of his drunkeness

Background imageBottles Collection: A Christmas Dinner on the Heights before Sevastopol, 1855. Artist: William Simpson

A Christmas Dinner on the Heights before Sevastopol, 1855. Artist: William Simpson
A Christmas Dinner on the Heights before Sevastopol, 1855. Troops celebrating Christmas during the Crimean War. Found in the collection of the State Museum of the Defence of Sevastopol 1854-1855



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"Bottles: A Glimpse into the World of Exquisite Beverages and Sacred Waters" Step into a world where bottles hold more than just liquid; they encapsulate stories, traditions, and moments in time. From the iconic Huggins Beer advert that adorned billboards to the Gilbeys Scotch Whisky advertisement that enticed connoisseurs with its smooth flavor, these bottles became symbols of indulgence and sophistication. In the tranquil Glen-Spey Glenlivet distillery, nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, skilled craftsmen poured their passion into every bottle of Gilbeys Scotch Whisky. The aroma wafting from each sip transported one to a realm of pure pleasure. While milkmen delivered fresh dairy on their floats, Suze Alcoholic Drinks found its way onto shelves across town. Its unique blend tantalized taste buds with an exquisite fusion of flavors - a true delight for those seeking something extraordinary. Venturing further to Lourdes in Hautes Pyrenees, France, we discovered holy water enclosed within humble vessels. These bottles held not only spiritual significance but also served as tangible reminders of faith and hope for pilgrims who sought solace in this sacred place. Descending deep into the cellars of Chateau Lafite Rothschild in Bordeaux, Aquitaine, we marveled at rows upon rows of meticulously arranged bottles. Each one contained years' worth of dedication and expertise - a testament to centuries-old winemaking traditions passed down through generations. Amidst the chaos of war during WW1, an Army Chaplain found solace in his flask tucked away inside his uniform pocket. This simple bottle provided comfort during times when words failed him – a silent companion amid turmoil. Across continents and time zones lies Sherrys restaurant in New York City circa 1902. Here chefs gathered around tables laden with delectable dishes while savoring fine wines poured from elegant glass bottles.