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 Historic Area, and a 1746 inventory and 1752 advertisement provide further evidence. Though it's tempting to attribute their use to 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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Bought one of these years ago while in Williamsburg. They are unique and look very nice under the eaves. High quality!
This is a gift for a friend who collects bird houses, she never heard of a bird bottle. I remember them from multiple visits to Williamsburg, noticing the birds like them.
We already had two of these and they are wonderful tucked under the eaves or our house. My wife had been wishing for another so I got here one for her birthday. It arrived in perfect shape and is beautiful. She was thrilled.
These ceramic bird bottles make the perfect gift! The price is right, they are beautiful, and so easy to install!
We were glad to find one still available to replace one that fell apart after many years, relocations and many fledgings. Now housing our little voiciferous Carolina Wrens here on the OBX. It was well packaged and shipped promptly.
Saw this bird house when we visited in person and didn't purchase it then. I am so glad it was available to order online. It is beautiful.
Love the quality and the beauty of these wren jars. They were carefully wrapped and shipped promptly. Wrens love them and have raised their young in them.
Absolutely love the bird bottles and so do the small birds. I have 2 that I bought 20 years ago. They have had a lot of bird families living in them and they do last. They are also very pretty to look at on the side of our garage.
Ordered this to replace one purchased on a trip to Williamsburg a few years ago. The old one lost its bird perch on cold weekend. I was very disappointed to see the was made in China. The ones in VA were made at the property. These were obviously sourced at the lowest cost possible, while charging a premium being associated w Williamsburg. I would not have purchased. Too much trouble to return. I’m sure they are fine.