CM 2272 Bottle Clear glass, cylindrical shape; applied lip, this chipped and leads to a hole in the neck; embossed on base: "176"; light purple residue and design inside.
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Original museum documentation states: 2 opium bottles dug on the Evans farm. Original museum documentation indicates that these bottles were dug up from behind Chinese rooms at Evans farm house. Source says that this is an opium bottle. ____ From Fort Steele Heritage Website Small Handmade Glass Bottles "These small items would have been among the many items that the Chinese immigrant carried with them. Containing items such as traditional medicines, the bottles were sturdy enough to take all but the worst abuse. Since traditional medicines were not readily available in isolated places...Chinese frequently had to stock up on these materials when visiting the Chinese sections of cities such as Victoria or Vancouver.