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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.
electric lamps (lighting device forms)
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....."".
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
9 3/4 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little