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Stoneware Bottle Lamp

1991.1386 (RS21370)

Description

A salt-glazed stoneware bottle with heavy lips, outflared neck and straight, slightly tapered sides, grey body with orange-peel texture salt glaze with traces of rusty brown. Impressed with capital lettering on the neck "A.J. Gleason/1858"; and inside is an orange/brown lead glaze.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1858
Inscriptions
Impressed in the neck of the bottle in capital lettering reads: A.J. Gleason/1858 . In pencil on the bottom is indistinct handwriting in pencil, beginning with the letter ""L....."".
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
glazing (coating)
lead glaze
machine-made
salt glaze
stamping (forming)
stoneware (pottery)
Object type
Lighting Device
Descriptive terms
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
glazing (coating)
Lamp, Electric
lead glaze
Lead Glaze
Machine Made
machine-made
salt glaze
Salt-Glazed
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Stoneware
stoneware (pottery)
Dimensions
9 3/4 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1386
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2914

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