Antique Vitreous Stone Bottle By J. Bourne & Son Patentees Denby Pottery London England
Description: This is a stoneware relatively small bottle. This particular bottle bears the mark for the Denby Pottery near Derby. The bottle is marked "Vitreous Stone Bottle, J. Bourne & Son; Patentees; Denby Pottery ....; P. &J. Arnold; London" on the front in impressed lettering. The bottle has a round flat base with straight rising sides ending at an incised shoulder which progresses with a curved neck ending in an opening having a formed rim. The bottle is brown in colors and is glazed. It is thick in construction and has a heavy body. These bottles were usually used for ginger or sarsaparilla beer. However, they were also occasionally used for stout. Please carefully view the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime between late 1800's and mid 1900's.
Origin: Purchased at an estate sale in Southern New Jersey. Bottle made in the UK.
Size: Measures ~2 3/8" in diameter at the base, ~1 1//4" in diameter at the top and is ~5 3/4" tall. The bottle itself weighs about 12.5 ounces.
Maker: Denby Pottery.
Marks: Has the words "Vitreous Stone Bottle, J. Bourne & Son; Patentees; Denby Pottery ....; P. &J. Arnold; London" in impressed lettering on the side.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: Nice old collectible bottle deserving of a spot in your collection.
Condition: The bottle is in excellent shape having no breaks, cracks, hairlines, chips, or repairs. It does have a few manufacturing defects, which you would expect in such an old stoneware bottle. However, this piece has a minimum of such defects and looks great. Note, the gray coloring you see on the edge of the top was soiling which we have cleaned since and no longer can be seen. Please see photos for additional condition details.