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Mineral Water Bottle: C.24-1981

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Kreuzberg, Georg (Retailer)
Unknown (Production)


Brown salt-glasted stoneware. Cylindrical with short narrow neck and single loop handle springing from the shoulder. On the front, about half-way down, is a circular stamp inscribed 'APOLLINARIS-BRUN[NEN]' with an anchor in the middle. Below is stamped 'GEORG.KREUZ[BERG] /AHRWEILER/RHEIN-PREUSSEN'. Incised below the handle 'No 1/0' (o raised)


History note: Found by the donor at Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire about 1960

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Zoë Ellison

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 8.4 cm
Height: 29.8 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1981-04-08) by Ellison, Zoë, Mrs


Late 19th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1870


This is a bottle for Apollinaris mineral water. Georg Kreuzberg who was born in Ahrweiler in 1795 and died there in 1873, discovered the spring in 1852 and from 1853 began to sell the water in stoneware bottles.

Components of the work

Surface: composed of salt-glaze

Materials used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: name of proprietor and name of place of his business

  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Inscription
  • Location: On front
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Inscription

Inscription present: the o of No is raised

  • Text: No 1/0
  • Location: Below handle
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.24-1981
Primary reference Number: 73486
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 November 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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