Stoneware Beer Bottle with cobalt accents, Rensselaer County, NY, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tapered shoulder and tooled, blob top mouth. Impressed on the shoulder with a crisp, cobalt-washed stamp reading: DW DEFREEST. Reverse shoulder with a slip-trailed cobalt R. Notes : This bottle likely has ties to DeFreestville , a small hamlet in North Greenbush, NY.
The hamlet was named after the DeFreest family, who owned and operated a local tavern. The R was probably used to indicate Root Beer as the contents.The base and upper rim have expected wear, and there are remnants of a very old cork lodged in the mouth. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy. No cracks or repaired damage. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. 1-Quart capacity; measures 10-1/4H x 4W overall with a base diameter of 3-3/4. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware NY Ginger Root Beer Bottle with Cobalt, DW DeFreest, c. 1870, NR" is in sale since Wednesday, April 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.