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Museum of the Hooked Rug (Les Trois Pignons)

Bottle, Liquor


Accession number: 334-572
Category: Serving vessel
Object type: Gin
Date: 1550 – 1982
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 10 in H
Marks/Label: < J. Vandervalk & Co. Schiedam >
Narrative: Gin originated in mid 16th century, was distilled spirits with juniper berry and was used as medicine. French name for juniper is Genièvre and later changed to Genever, Geneva and then to Gin by the English.
Description: Called case or square face.