Stoneware Ale Bottle circa 1700


A Replica of a rare London stoneware ale bottle, circa 1700.

The tall conical neck features multi-rings and a plain roll lip. It has a looped and grooved handle with pointed lower terminal and a small ridge around the foot rim. It is dipped in a brown freckled glaze.

These ale bottles played an important part in the export of strong ale and many potteries in and around London found that producing stoneware bottles was a lucrative business. This type of bottle was known to have been produced at Vauxhall, Fulham, Southwark, and Lamberth potteries.

approx 21cms (8.5inches) tall.