Visual display of the Owl bottle

Owl bottle

  • 1804-1820
  • Attributed to the Salem pottery. The exterior of this press-molded bottle is coated with a white engobe and a brown lead glaze. For more on the techniques used to produce Moravian owl bottles, see Michelle Erickson, Robert Hunter, and Caroline M. Hannah, “Making a Moravian Squirrel Bottle,” in Ceramics in America, edited by Robert Hunter and Luke Beckerdite (Lebanon, N.H.: University Press of New England for the Chipstone Foundation, 2009), pp. 203-4, fig. 3.
  • In private collection.