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Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850

Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850

Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850    Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850
Description : A antique, pre-Civil War Stoneware Beer, Cider or Ale Bottle with cobalt decoration, 1-Quart capacity, Boston, Massachusetts, c. Wheel-thrown cylindrical form with tapered shoulder and Blob Top finish. Dip-decorated from the entire shoulder and up with bold, vibrant Cobalt. Crisply-impressed at the lower shoulder: L.

This is the mark of the respected 19thC. Beantown brewer and bottler, Luke Beard. Apparently Beard was also a major benefactor in the actual construction of the building.

See also: photo #12, Heckler Lot #257 and Internet for further information on the maker. Condition : Very Good++ with strong, shiny color and highly sought-after Early Boston maker.

Rim & Shoulder with some minor wear from use, as shown. Body with soiling/discoloration and a few small glaze flakes; it has not been cleaned.

No cracks, no repaired damage, no restoration work. Highly appropriate for any collection.

See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 10-1/4H x 4W overall with a base diameter of 3-3/4. Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850" is in sale since Thursday, February 4, 2021.

This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Beer". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.


Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850    Antique Stoneware Beer Bottle with Cobalt Blob Top, Luke Beard, Boston MA, c. 1850