Pottery bottles were among the first bottles produced for Wisconsin soda and beer bottlers and merchants. The earliest were made in the 1840’s, and more began to appear in the 1850’s and 1860’s. The use of pottery bottles peaked in the 1870’s, and by the 1880’s they were falling out of favor. While some were still used in the 1890’s, by the turn of the century they had become obsolete. They were made of both earthenware and from stoneware.
Article: Wisconsin Pottery Bottles
Photo galley It includes over 140 examples of Wisconsin pottery bottles on the Milwaukee Bottle Club web site.
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