19th century stoneware water bottle- Georg Kreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen

A lovely late 19th century German stoneware water bottle with a brown saltglaze.

With plenty of texture and character in the varying shades as you traverse the historic body.

The body of the bottle is slim, with a finger handle to the upper corner.

The stamp reads ‘Georg Kreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen – appolonaris-brunnen-m-w’ which dates the bottle to the later 1800s.

From ecus-archaeology.co.uk:
‘Georg Kreuzberg was originally a wine merchant born in the Rhineland, Germany. After purchasing a vineyard in Bad Neuenahr, on which vines would not grow, Georg eventually discovered a spring of naturally sparkling mineral water. The high concentration of carbon dioxide in the soil was the reason for a poor vine growth; however, it produced perfect drinking water. The spring was named the ‘Apollinaris Fountain’, after St Apollinaris of Ravenna, the patron saint of wine. By 1852, a bottling plant was established at the spring, which produced mineral water that was shipped across Europe.’

It would make a gorgeous antique piece of decor in a bedroom, kitchen or lounge (or anywhere else for that matter) perhaps as pictured, with a dried or fresh stem. (Dried flowers in pictures are not included).

It measures 24cm tall X 7cm in diameter.

Ships worldwide.

I currently have another very similar but larger saltglaze water bottle, should you like to have a complimentary pair: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1249875916/antique-19th-century-german-stoneware

Please get in touch before purchase for a deal on the two.

£29.00

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A lovely late 19th century German stoneware water bottle with a brown saltglaze.

With plenty of texture and character in the varying shades as you traverse the historic body.

The body of the bottle is slim, with a finger handle to the upper corner.

The stamp reads ‘Georg Kreuzberg Ahrweiler Rheinpreussen – appolonaris-brunnen-m-w’ which dates the bottle to the later 1800s.

From ecus-archaeology.co.uk:
‘Georg Kreuzberg was originally a wine merchant born in the Rhineland, Germany. After purchasing a vineyard in Bad Neuenahr, on which vines would not grow, Georg eventually discovered a spring of naturally sparkling mineral water. The high concentration of carbon dioxide in the soil was the reason for a poor vine growth; however, it produced perfect drinking water. The spring was named the ‘Apollinaris Fountain’, after St Apollinaris of Ravenna, the patron saint of wine. By 1852, a bottling plant was established at the spring, which produced mineral water that was shipped across Europe.’

It would make a gorgeous antique piece of decor in a bedroom, kitchen or lounge (or anywhere else for that matter) perhaps as pictured, with a dried or fresh stem. (Dried flowers in pictures are not included).

It measures 24cm tall X 7cm in diameter.

Ships worldwide.

I currently have another very similar but larger saltglaze water bottle, should you like to have a complimentary pair: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1249875916/antique-19th-century-german-stoneware

Please get in touch before purchase for a deal on the two.

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