Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottles

Featured on this page is another great idea for decorating the home. Antique stoneware ginger beer bottles are highly collectable items that may be used as a feature in any style of home. These bottles range widely in price from the extremely cheap to the wildly expensive. If you are more concerned with the decorative nature of the bottle you might be able to find a particularly impressive stoneware bottle for only a small outlay.

Take a look at the range of stoneware ginger beer bottles for sale below. They range from the collectable quality to the decorative which means that there is a great opportunity to pick up a bottle that will appreciate in value.

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Collectible Suburban Club Ginger Ale Beer Bottle Cap Opener
Collectible Suburban Club Ginger Ale Beer Bottle Cap Opener
$9.95
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Antique Midland Pottery 7 Melling Ginger Beer Bottle Liverpool England c1880
Antique Midland Pottery 7 Melling Ginger Beer Bottle Liverpool England c1880
$49.99
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Vintage Lee  Green Champion Brewed Ginger Beer Bottle Stoneware
Vintage Lee Green Champion Brewed Ginger Beer Bottle Stoneware
$10.00
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IDRIS STONEWARE GINGER BEER BOTTLE WITH STOPPER
IDRIS STONEWARE GINGER BEER BOTTLE WITH STOPPER
$29.95
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Vintage Cock n Bull Ginger Beer 12 Ounce Bottle Non Alcoholic Brew Los Angeles
Vintage Cock n Bull Ginger Beer 12 Ounce Bottle Non Alcoholic Brew Los Angeles
$6.50
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10 SEHERs OLD ENGLISH GINGER BEER NON ALCOHOL SODA POP CORK UNUSED BOTTLE CAPS
10 SEHERs OLD ENGLISH GINGER BEER NON ALCOHOL SODA POP CORK UNUSED BOTTLE CAPS
$1.99
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SEHERS OLD ENGLISH GINGER BEER Cork CROWN Bottle Cap
SEHERS OLD ENGLISH GINGER BEER Cork CROWN Bottle Cap
$2.75
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CROWN SEAL BOTTLE CAP COTTEES GINGER BEER AUSTRALIA UNUSED c1960s
CROWN SEAL BOTTLE CAP COTTEES GINGER BEER AUSTRALIA UNUSED c1960s
$11.43
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CROWN SEAL BOTTLE CAP COTTEES GINGER BEER BRISBANE AUSTRALIA UNUSED c1960s
CROWN SEAL BOTTLE CAP COTTEES GINGER BEER BRISBANE AUSTRALIA UNUSED c1960s
$11.43
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Cap Anson brand ceramic ginger beer bottle c1890 1900 VG EX Lot 420
Cap Anson brand ceramic ginger beer bottle c1890 1900 VG EX Lot 420
$100.00
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Antique Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottle
Antique Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottle
$19.99
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Antique Ginger Beer Bottle Old Stoneware Bottle Grosvenor  18 Glasgow
Antique Ginger Beer Bottle Old Stoneware Bottle Grosvenor 18 Glasgow
$15.00
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One of the most prized forms of old pottery bottles are the ginger beer bottles that were made as far back as the mid-1700s. In these early days ginger beer was an alcoholic beverage that was sweetened with honey or molasses and given additional ingredients such as ginger root and lemons for taste.

Towards the end of the 18th century ginger beer was introduced to the United States and Canada with large quantities shipped over in their stoneware bottles. These stoneware bottles were made to a very high standard using a process that was called “Improved Bristol Glaze”.

The manufacture of the bottles themselves was hand thrown by potters who made them to a rather individual standard. This resulted in some of the more unique looking bottles that are now highly prized among collectors. The bottles were slip glazed and were marked with the bottler’s name and the city in which it was made as well as the date.

With the advancement in manufacturing techniques taking over we saw the appearance of a new gray stoneware bottle. These bottles were more uniform in appearance and were stamped with various logos and designs. Along with the more precise standards to which they were made the newer bottles were also finished with a more colourful glaze and the detail of the stamped logos was also greatly enhanced as a marketing ploy to attract the eye of buyers.

One of the reasons why stoneware bottles were popularly used to store liquids such as ginger beer was because it helped to keep the contents cool. With the introduction of refrigerators as well as changes in health standards there was less need to use stoneware with a preference for glass.

At the peak of production of ginger beer there were as many as 3,000 ginger beer breweries in England and around 300 in the United States before Prohibition was signed into law. The disappearance of the breweries does not alter the fact that there are many different types of stoneware ginger beer bottles to be discovered and displayed. They make unique decorative objects with some of them commanding hefty prices that also makes them valuable works of art.

Ginger beer bottles are just as eagerly collected as the larger stoneware whiskey jugs such as those from well known distillers. Look for quality stoneware such as McCormick Platte Valley whiskey jugs, Henry McKenna whiskey jugs and Glenmore whiskey jugs. Antique stoneware is also available in the form of objects such as The Western Stoneware Company crocks and jugs.

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