Stoneware Ginger Beer or Soda Bottle with fine cobalt decoration, Bristol County, Massachusetts origin, dated 1875. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tapered shoulder and oversized, blob top cork finish. Dip-decorated with heavy, bold cobalt from the shoulder to the spout. Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Stamped on the shoulder: HIRAM.
Wheaton was a prominent New Bedford, MA beer, liquor and soda merchant, active in the Whaling City during the mid-to-late 1800's. See Internet for further information. Condition : Very Good to Excellent overall with bold color. Utilitarian wear on the base and unglazed portion of the upper/inner rim. Case wear noted along the lower shoulder perimeter, where it meets the body.
A shallow scribe line , in-the-making, lower right. No chips, cracks or repaired damage. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy. Displays brilliantly; highly-appropriate for any collection. See photos for complete details and close-ups.
Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 10-1/8H x 3-7/8W overall with a base diameter of 3-5/8.
Weighs approximately 2.75 lbs. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware MA Beer Bottle with Cobalt, Hiram Wheaton, New Bedford, ca. 1875" is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. 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.