This is an incredible handmade stoneware blacking bottle from approximately 1850 – 1880s. It is approximately 7.50 inches tall, the top is approximately 2.25 inches in diameter and the base is approximately 3.00 inches in diameter and unmarked. There is a small flake of glaze missing on the top rim, and there is some blacking on, in, and on the bottom of the bottle. There are no nicks, chips or cracks, the picture showing the bottom of the bottle is just to show the imperfections of this handmade bottle. The true artistry is when you look inside the bottle and see the handmade swirls, we tried to capture this with a picture, but it just doesn’t do it justice. Liquid blacking was mainly used to treat boot and harnesses, also sometime these bottle also contained stove polish.