RARE MID-19TH CENTURY AME RI CAN ANTIQUE STAMPED'1853' SALT GLAZED STONEWARE CERAMIC BEER OR ROOTBEER BOTTLE, with COBALT BLUE GLAZED POURING SPOUT &. Mid-19th century Ame ri can antique decorated stoneware ceramic beer and root beer bottles.10 ½" Height x 4" Width. Nice and early, as far as stoneware ceramic bottles are concerned, this stamped 1853, mid-19th century Ame ri can antique, with cobalt blue, slip glazed pouring spout, decorated stoneware ceramic bottle, is in fairly well-preserved overall antique condition, less a few minor flea-bites to its pouring spout. As much as I would like to describe the bottle as being perfect, it isn't but it's still quite nice. The 1853 stamped date mark on the front sidewall, just below where the neck turns upward and slopes in, points to a quite early beer or root beer bottle, produced some 8 years before the onset of the US Civil War. It was found on the North Shore of Massachusetts and is most likely a mid-19th century New England artifact and example of early stoneware decorated bottles. The exaggerated pouring spout is wonderful and choice, being decorated with blue slip glaze. The putty white exterior salt glaze sidewalls have a few splashes or drips of cobalt blue glaze.
The bottom plate was wire cut off the wheel and is unglazed. The salt glazed exterior sidewalls are textured, glossy and reflective.
Aside from the few, forgivable fleabites located on the outside edge of its pouring spout, this mid-19th century Ame ri can antique decorated stoneware ceramic beer bottle, with a choice cobalt blue slip glaze decorated pouring spout and stamped with the date'1853,' is in well-preserved overall antique condition. It has no hairline cracks, unsightly stains, sidewall bruises or spiderwebs, significant ceramic loss or other depreciating damage.No attempt has been made to remedy the flea-bites along the edge of the pouring spout. It remains completely as it was found and in absolutely original, untouched antique condition. Very nice and now quite scarce. Fair to Good overall antique condition. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.