What's for sale?
This is an original, stoneware bottle for selling ginger beer. Bottles like these were produced in large numbers, with shapes, colours and branding help differentiate each brewery.
This is from the late 19th or early 20th centuries, and was used by Southalls' brewery of England. Their transfer print on the front reads "Southalls' Brewed Ginger Beer", with the first letters entwined into a central logo (and impressive use of the apostrophe).
They were mass-produced and roughly made, so most will have firing faults, rough patches and imperfect printing. And they were made to throw away, so most around today will have come from old rubbish tips. Some will still have their original screw top, but most had cork bungs which would have been thrown away on opening.
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- The body is undamaged and there are no major faults
- The top is evenly coloured
- The lettering is clear
What are the measurements?
- 17cm high (6.75 inches)
- 7cm in diameter (2.5 inches)
- 524 grams
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