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Object ID 001195

Object Name Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Object Desc An empty clear glass bottle of Worcestershire Sauce made by Lea & Perrins. No lid.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001023

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords worcestershire sauce,Lea & Perrins,bottles,cooking,

Title Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

Description Empty glass bottle that used to contain Worcestershire Sauce made by Lea & Perrins. The bottle has raised letters surround the base of the neck of the bottle stating what type of sauce it is. Written vertically below the word Worcestershire is the maker Lea & Perrins. On the bottom of the glass bottle are raised letters and number ACBC 8817. The original cap or cork is missing from the bottle.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2

Circumference 6.75

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The bottle opening is .75 inches in diameter. 3.00 in in circumference for the neck of the bottle.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lea & Perrins

Maker Details The story of Lea & Perrins famous Worcestershire Sauce begins in the early 1800s, in the county of Worcester. Returning home from his travels in Bengal, Lord Sandys, a nobleman of the area, was eager to duplicate a recipe he'd acquired. On Lord Sandys' request, two chemists, John Lea and William Perrins, made up the first batch of the sauce. In 1839, John Duncan, a New York entrepreneur, ordered a small quantity of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. In the space of a few short years Duncan was importing large shipments to keep up with demand. Lea & Perrins was the only commercially bottled condiment in the U.S., and Americans loved it right away. Almost 170 years later, Lea & Perrins sauce remains a favorite in households across the U.S. The top of the bottle can be dated from at least the 1850s until the 1930s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001023



Date JAN 11,2014

Summary Excellent

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some edge wear, but otherwise the glass bottle is great shape.