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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This is a Christmas gift. We've had one of these for over 35 years. The wrens have nested in it many times and we've had the pleasure of watching them raise many Brooks. It is wonderful. They were all over buildings in colonial Williamsburg.
Perfect for my replacement
Exactly as shown. It arrived so quickly! Made a lovely gift. I would definitely recommend
The Carolina Wrens love nesting in this bottle. Their messy nest is contained and well protected from the elements and predators if hung where a snake is unable to access it. Best to face the opening away from prevailing winds.
I was very glad to finally find one of these. Neat!
Love my bird bottles! I first bought one over 20 years ago on a trip to Williamsburg. My wrens and bluebirds love it . I finally decided to get some more after lasy year's backyard baby bird boom. Now I have 3 more hanging... hopefully enough space for all the families :)
Shipping was quick
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!