Overall: 9 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 24.8 x 9.5 cm )
Salt-glazed stoneware bottle with impressed retailer's mark and date.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
impressed: on front: "O. TINKHAM./1848"
During the second half of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, stoneware manufacturers commonly supplied local businesses with vessels designed for their products and marked with the retailer's name. Druggists, grocers, brewers, and ink suppliers ordered containers simply marked with their name, location, and sometimes a word describing the contents.
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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