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A Rare London ( Lamberth or Southwalk) Stoneware ale bottle circa 1690 - 1700

 
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A Rare London ( Lamberth or Southwalk) Stoneware ale bottle circa 1690 - 1700
Item A Rare London ( Lamberth or Southwalk) Stoneware ale bottle c. 1690 - 1700

Description

The tall conical neck with multi-rings and a plain roll lip, looped and grooved handle with pointed lower terminal , small beaded or ridge around the foot rim dipped in a dark 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; known to have been produced at Vauxhall, Fulham, Southwark, and Lamberth potteries

Provenance - The Mavis Bimson collection. Mavis Bimson was a Scientific Officer at the British Museum, well respected author of ceramics and avid collector of rare salt glaze stoneware examples

Measurement 22.2 cms high
Condition Good - minor firing fault associated with stoneware,No restoration or repair
Price GBP £1,900
Stock no SN. 0026
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