Offered here is a somewhat rare and exceptionally interesting, 19th century, A. ALEXANDER JR., CREAM NECTAR Stoneware Bottle. It measures 10 ¼ inches tall with a 3 ¼ inch diameter bottom. At the widest, it is 4 ½ inches in diameter giving the bottle a pleasing upward flare. The stoneware is yellow-reddish-tan in color, with a matt shiny glaze. What I like about this bottle is that it is so primitively made. The feel of the surface is smoothly rippled and wavy, which I figure are clay lines left from the molding process; and there are a few drip pieces of clay adhered to the surface. This suggests to me that the bottle was a bit too close to other bottles during the firing process. Some might consider these flaws and imperfections, and yes, if you are looking for an unblemished piece, then yes, these would be considered flaws, but I find it interesting to the process and quite attractive. The blob pour spout has no chips and there are no cracks in the bottle. Imprinted on the front is: A. Alexander Jr. Cream Nectar. In spite of two old and worn chips on the bottom rim edge (bottom is rippled), the bottle is clean and in age-related condition. It’s a hefty one. I like it. Sales tax for all states that require it must be added and is calculated on purchase price including shipping and handling.
19th c. Cream Nectar Stoneware Bottle