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Ink bottle: 19th century

Berger and Sons

Ink bottle: 19th century
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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Textured stoneware bottle with 'Berger & Sons' impressed onto the front. In 1766, Louis Steigenberger, a German immigrant who anglicised his surname to Berger, set up a paint manufacturing business in London. By the late 18th century, the firm had become known as Berger & Sons, with a shop near Cheapside and a factory in Homerton. This jar originally contained paint made by the company. During the 19th century Germans in London gained a reputation for their expertise in the chemical, dyeing and paint industries.

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1800 AD - 1830 AD
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