The CAMWAL Table Waters Stoneware Bottle

An original, circa 1870, stoneware mineral water bottle from Victorian Britain, made by Doulton & Co of Lambeth, London. Second-hand.
Availability: 1 in stock
Stock ID: 1320

What's for sale?

This is an original, stoneware, mineral water bottle made for The Chemists Aerated Mineral Waters Association Limited or CAMWAL for short and is from the late 19th century.

CAMWAL was established in 1878 in Mitcham, South West London, England by a group of chemists and ended up with factories in London, Bristol and Harrogate, all in England.

The bottle is stamped with the maker's mark:

"Doulton - 39 - Lambeth"

and was made by Doulton & Co of Lambeth, London before their move to Burslem, Stoke On Trent, in 1882. They became Royal Doulton in 1902. It's a moulded, clay bottle with a salt glazed finish.

Bottles like these were produced in very large numbers, with shapes, colours and branding helping to differentiate the contents. Many will have firing faults, rough patches and imperfect printing, because they were made to be used and thrown away. Many of those around today will have been recovered from out-of-use, rubbish tips. Some bottles were sealed with a screw top, but this one and most others had cork bungs.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In very good condition
  • The top is evenly coloured
  • There is a small chip where the brown top meets the body
  • The smaller lettering is a little smudged

What are the measurements?

  • 17cm high (6.75 inches)
  • 7cm in diameter (2.75 inches)
  • 490 grams

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Item Attributes
Attribute nameAttribute value
MakerDoulton & Co
MakerRoyal Doulton
Period19th century (1800-1899)