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Visual display of the Squirrel bottle

Squirrel bottle

  • 1804-1820
  • Attributed to the Salem pottery. The exterior of this press-molded bottle is coated with white slip and a green lead glaze. The base and spout were molded and applied separately. For more on the techniques used to produce Moravian squirrel 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. 200-16.

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Attributed name
Salem pottery
Date
1804-1820
Description of Original
Lead-glazed earthenware, H. 8 1/2 in
Location of Original
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
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