Reproduction glass seal of Arthur Allen wine bottle. Wine bottles marked with personalized seals were popular in the second half of the 17th century. The seal was applied near the end of the bottle making process by pressing a custom stamp into a disc of hot glass. This reproduction blown glass bottle bears the seal of Arthur Allen, for whom Bacon’s Castle was built circa 1665. Pieces of 41 of these bottles were discovered near the site of the formal garden. We believe they were emptied and discarded by the men who forcibly occupied the building during Bacon’s Rebellion.