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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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...