Early onion bottle, 8” high. Onion bottles were used in the 17th and 18th centuries, mainly to hold wine. They achieved their dark green or brown colors from iron oxide found within the sand used to make them. The color was further darkened by the coal used to heat the furnaces, leaving the bottles almost black. Collars were applied to the top so that corks could be tied down. Very good condition. 18th century.
Item No. 220037