PLUMMER, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (1853) AME RI CAN MID- 19TH CENTURY ANTIQUE WHEEL-THROWN PUTTY WHITE, with BURNT SIENNA STONEWARE. CERAMIC GINGER BEER/ ROOT BEER BOTTLE, FEATURING SLOPED NECK, COBALT BLUE SLIP GLAZED BULBOUS POURING SPOUT, STAMPED MAKER'S MARK, BURNT. SIENNA INTERIOR GLAZE & 1853 DATE.
Mid-19th century Ame ri can antique stoneware ceramic jugs, crocks, beer & root beer bottles. 10 12" Height x 4" Width. Recently discovered on the eastern seacoast of New Hampshire is this very handsome and quite early, scarce J. Plummer of Boston, Massachusetts 1853 stamped, wheel-thrown stoneware ceramic ginger beer or root beer bottle, featuring a nice, clean and crisp stamped maker's mark and cobalt blue, slip glazed, bulbous pouring spout. The bottle is glazed in a satin, semi-reflective putty white base glaze, which has episodes of burnt umber and burnt sienna, occurring during the firing process.
The tubular stoneware bottle has a hand-made feel, with the body not being perfectly cylindrical and the sloped neck slightly concave and featuring the'J. Plummer 1853' maker's mark pressed into the clay, decorated with blue slip glaze.
The blue slip glazed pouring spout has a few small nicks and loss, which are barely visible and not associated with any hairline cracks. The bottle itself is nearly without any damage, less a small surface'bruise' and perhaps a missing glaze flake. The base is wire cut and unglazed. A very scarce early New England mercantile artifact. 168 years old and counting.
Good to Very Good overall antique condition. The item "MID-19TH C J P PLUMMER BOSTON MA 1853 ANTIQUE STMPD STONEWARE BOTTLE, BLUE SPOUT" is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.