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Large old stoneware bottle - Portuguese ginger beer bottle

Post by NaomiM on May 23rd 2013, 9:25 pm

Unusual old bottle with a brown lumpy and bubbly glaze. Almost 13" tall.  
I suspect it's 19th Century. Anyone know about old bottles?











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Post by Potty on May 23rd 2013, 9:59 pm

I know nothing much about them, but it looks more recent than 19th century to me? Shrugs

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Post by NaomiM on May 24th 2013, 12:30 am

Well it's handmade on a wheel, the glaze is crazed and lumpy with cracks and impurities, which makes me think it was made before mechanization. Or made in the 20th Century somewhere like provincial France for someone's personal beer or olive oil production.

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Post by Potty on May 24th 2013, 12:59 am

Those are some of the reason I think it's later Big Laughter

The shape somehow seems wrong for a 19th century bottle (to me), the way the base has been finished / cut from the wheel and the nice orange peel glaze.

But... "me know no nothing!" Excellent

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Post by studio-pots on May 24th 2013, 9:06 am

When I was young (the age Potty is now) I used to dig up bottles in glass and stoneware from old dumps.

Potty is far too young to have done such a thing but his reasoning seems sound to me - it looks late 20th/early 21st century from your images but might be slightly older.

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Post by Potty on May 24th 2013, 10:04 am

Cheeky Big Laughter Excellent

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Post by dantheman on May 24th 2013, 10:26 am

shouldn't you be at school Potty?

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Post by Potty on May 24th 2013, 10:39 am

Yes Miss Embarrassed

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Post by NaomiM on July 14th 2013, 8:56 pm

It's been standing next to one of my pate bowls for a while, and just realized they have very similar glaze. So I think probably French; 2nd half of the 20th century.

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Post by Potty on July 14th 2013, 9:00 pm

Sounds likely to me anyway.

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