Stoneware ginger beer bottles. Left, a two-tone bottle impressed H. Hancock, Ginger Beer Manufacturer, King’s Lynn (unusually around the body of the bottle). Right, a white stoneware bottle impressed John Devonshire, Mineral Water Works, King’s Lynn...
Stoneware ginger beer bottle, impressed “Norwood Brewery Co”, with the stamp ’14 Doulton, Lambeth’. Found amid London rubbish dumped on the Essex marshes.
Unmarked stoneware ginger beer bottles with a green-grey glaze.
Impressed stoneware ginger beer bottles for the firms of F. G. Moore (left) and Elijah Eyre & Co (right) of King’s Lynn. Discarded before 1883.
Steward and Patteson of Norwich ginger beer bottle, price one penny. If the customer wished to take the bottle away to drink the contents a farthing extra was charged as a returnable deposit.
Stoneware ginger beer bottles for J. Wright of Burnham-on-Crouch, W. Ingram of Southend-on-Sea and R. White of London. All designed to hold corks.
Stoneware ginger beer bottle, incised ‘Harrington, Southend-on-Sea’ (for J. F. Harrington), with vulcanite internal-screw stopper.
Stoneware ginger beer for R. White’s of London, who made lemonade and ginger beer. This one has been in a destructor. It took a cork, which could be tied on.
Part of a transfer-printed ginger beer bottle, for Chambers & Co. of Bermondsey. Consumed in London and discarded in Essex.
Part of pictorial transfer-printed ginger beer bottle, showing a ship trademark (facing the prow). From a Yorkshire firm based in Leeds and Knaresborough. Found in the River Knidd.
Stoneware two-tone bottle for Brooke’s Home Brewed Ginger Beer, Hastings and Bexhill, with Vulcanite internal screw stopper.
Stoneware ginger beer bottle for Markham’s of Maldon. Found below the sea wall at Burnham-on-Crouch. Crown cap.
Assorted stoneware bottles mostly for furniture cream and ginger beer, with a couple of galley pots, ink bottles and cream jars, and two bottles for German mineral waters.
Green & Ledicott Ltd, Brewed Ginger Beer, Southend on Sea. Two-tone, transfer-printed ginger beer with original Green & Ledicott internal screw stopper.