Ceramic Bird Bottle
Nestled under the eaves or beside a favorite entryway, these glazed ceramic creations have made happy homes for small birds since 1699. A distinct garden accent, our Ceramic Bird Bottle is inspired by an original excavated from the yard of the James Geddy House (Object #T067-2013,9). Makes a great gift for garden and bird enthusiasts!
- Hand-turned and glazed
- Lead-free glaze
- 8.5"L x 5.5" diameter at widest point; 2.75" diameter opening
- Stick for perch not included
- Comes with a story card, hanging instructions, and placement tips. (Missing product instructions? View instructions and tips here.)
Please note: This is a handmade item. Slight variations to size, glazing, and color should be expected. This is a new version of our bird bottle and is not an exact match to previous bird bottles sold at our retail stores.
Birdhouses were probably quite popular in 18th-century Williamsburg. Fragments have been unearthed throughout the area, and a 1746 inventory and 1752 advertisement provide further evidence. Though it's tempting to attribute their use to an enthusiasm for bird watching, bird bottles served a more practical purpose: nesting birds made ideal insect control around homes, kitchens, and stables.
Visit our online collections to see the original bird bottle that inspired our modern bird bottle.
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I purchased this as a Christmas gift for a bird lover, and it was a hit! The bottle is a good size, it's well made and sturdy, plus it's simple to put up and can be removed easily if it needs to be cleaned out. Absolutely love this bird bottle!
Bought one of these in Williamsburg several years ago. Haven't been able to find another one. Looked every time we came down. Finally found one and ordered it for my husband for Christmas. He is so happy to have another one!
Bought one 20 yrs ago while in Williamsburg..got 4 as gifts for friends, they love them!! Speedy delivery. Thank You, Merry Christmas
We have 4 on our property & get wrens in @ least 2 of them per ear. Have given many as gifts. As these are.
I have seen so many of these in Williamsburg. I passed it around my 5th grade classroom and asked the students if they could figure out what it was used for. The next day I had it mounted on the wal with a little next and a few birds. They love it and so do I. It reminds me of my time in Williamsburg.
We’ve had a bird bottle for several years and the birds use it. It’s nice to have birds nesting around the house. I ordered two more to give as gifts. They are the same high quality I had before. They were shipped promptly and arrived when promised.
Well made and still a period item
We bought three of these bird houses...Love the history of it...One for my self... and the others for Christmas gifts...Anxiously waiting for spring to house...Maybe..some wrens or bluebirds...