Also Called :

Water Bottles

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$2,250.- $3,250. With Top; Topless $2,000.-$3,000.; Top alone $200.-$300.

Dimensions :

Left To Right:

Total:  9″ diameter x 15 1/2″ high with top;  Bottle only, height:  13 1/2″

Total:  8″ diameter x 14 1/4″ high with top;  Bottle only, height:  12 5/8″

Third Bottle: 8 7/8″ diameter x 13 3/8″ high (Bottle only)


Weight :

Left to Right: Total: 6 lbs. 14 oz.; Top: 8 oz. Bottle: 6 lbs. 6 oz. ———Total: 5 lbs.; Top: 4 oz. Bottle: 4 lbs. 12 oz.——–Third Bottle: 5 lbs. 1 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:



Third Bottle:  Rafael Osuna, Nantucket, MA-1994

Availability :


Description: Water Bottles are a beautiful and stately form with their long neck and bulbous shape. They are also very nicely decorated with Acanthus leaves and a full Canton scene around the entire bottle. The tops with pointed round knobs have long stems that keeps them in place when moving the bottles around. They have glazed bottoms. The bottle on the right has differences from that on the left. It is of slightly poorer decoration, its top has a rain cloud border whereas the top on the left bottle does not (both bottles have the borders at the top of their necks), it has 2 scene panels not the one continuous one. We also feel it is squatter and not as shapely as the left bottle.

The third water bottle that stands alone in a separate picture differs in decoration from the other two: it does not have a rain cloud border around the neck’s top rim and just below the Acanthus leaves is an unusual Greek Key design (see 2 close-up pictures of neck and Greek Key design). This bottle does not have a top.

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