England, c1690-1710


Good English Black Onion Bottle, c1690-1710


The heavy deep black-green bottle having good density and shiny surface,
the verso with a high kick-up and snapped pontil,
the neck with an applied ring; without damages and chips


Bottles of this form and color date to the 1650s, and were widely used for decanting wine from kegs.

They were brought to the table, with identifying parchment labels, and a simple stopper.
The applied neck ring was for securing both to the bottle.
Many of these bottles have been found in harbors, discarded by sailors of the day.
Those will have surface degradation that is not as desirable as the
well kept surface. Nor are they as desirable for function.
These hail from both the Low Countries and Great Britain.
However, British Black Onion Bottles are usually paler in color,
and with a lower kick to the base.
English bottle have as much as four times the value as that of the Low Countries.
The onion form was followed as a "bottle" by the elongated bottle with long neck.,
and as a "decanter" by the clear glass cruciform, c1720-40.


Condition : Excellent and suitable for table use


8" High x 5.75" Diameter at Base






Please Inquire










Also See :

May Your 'Just Deserts' be only ... "Just Desserts"





For Our Glassware Page, Please Click Here,or the Image Below


M. Ford Creech Glassware Page





We welcome and encourage all inquiries regarding our stock.  We will make every attempt to answer any questions you might have.


For information, call (901) 761-1163 or (901) 827-4668,


Email : mfcreech@bellsouth.net  or  mfordcreech@gmail.com

American Express, Mastercard, Visa and Discover accepted



Bookmark and Share






M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581 South Perkins Road /  Memphis, TN 38117 / USA /  Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment




Accessories     Ceramics    Early Asian Ceramics      Fine Art    Furniture     Glassware     Silver     Home


Good Black Onion Bottle (Decanter), England, c1690-1700 


© The images, concepts and text herein are subject to copyright.

Should you wish to reproduce any part of this site's content, simply request permission.

We also ask that any reproduction be attributed properly.