There are no markings to identify this bottle besides a crosshatched maker’s mark on the underside. However, given the shape, it is probable this was a Dutch case gin bottle. The flat side panels that become narrower towards the bottom are a common feature of Dutch case gin bottles, which were crafted in this style to streamline packing and transport. The shape of the opening denotes a time period for the bottle – the tapered lip suggests a date of around 1840-1870. This type of lip was most commonly seen on beer/ale bottles from 1840 through 1850, but versions of the tapered lip were also found on gin bottles from the 1800s.