Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this uncommon Stoneware Bottle made and stamped "Patent Pressed, W. Smith."
This is the mark of William Smith who made a pottery in Greenwich, New York City in 1833 which ran until 1861. IT was located on 21 W 18th St. He made some of the earliest pressed-molded pop and beer bottles (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, 63).
Dating before the Civil War, this beauty features 12 Sides with the Pottery Stamp in a Shield at the Heel. Stands 10" tall.
Excellent Condition. A minor 1/8" nibble on the right side of the shield, some chips on the salt drip on the shoulder from the making, and some staining from use. No spout or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. Typical manufacturing imperfections.
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