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A substantial glazed antique Denby stoneware bottle, typically used to hold ginger beer.
Denby Pottery was founded in 1809 by William Bourne and took its name from the village in Derbyshire where it was produced.
Bourne and his sons were prolific producers of utilitarian pottery, manufactured for use as blacking containers, medicine and ink bottles and for use in the drinks industry.
In the 1950s, the manufacturing focus switched to the production of tableware, for which it's best known today.
This mid Victorian stoneware bottle has an attractive honey glazed collar with an oatmeal body, complete with an impressed maker's mark close to the base, which reads 'Bourne, Denby'.
This little piece of Denby history is in perfect condition and ready to be reloved, it would look lovely filled with wildflowers or a few stems of pampas grass.