View Larger


Small-mouthed, cylindrical earthenware bottle with a reeded neck, strap handle, and a flat foot. Stamped on the side of the bottle is a circle with “SELTERS NASSAU” surrounding an image that is unrecognizable. On the opposite side, underneath the handle it is stamped “16 [unclear], NUM 57”. The mouth is plugged with a cork and the exterior of the bottle is glazed.

The base has looped ridges left by the wire used to cut the clay off the wheel.





Stoneware (salt-glazed)


Overall: 12 in. x 4 1/4 in. x 3 1/2 in. (30.48 cm x 10.8 cm x 8.89 cm)
Other (H x W): 11 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (29.21 cm x 8.89 cm)
Other (Mouth W): 1 in. (2.54 cm)

Credit Line

Purchase, 1955

Object Number


Colors (Beta)

Mount Vernon's object research is ongoing and information about this object is subject to change. For information on image use and reproductions, click here.
Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
Estate Hours

Open today from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

iconDirections & Parking
buy tickets online & save