Antique 1800’s German Selters Stoneware Mineral Water Clay Bottle Jug – Rare salt glaze from Herzogthum Dutchy of Nassau
Antique 1800’s German Nassau Selters Stoneware Bottle Jug – Rare Seltzer
This is an Antique handmade stoneware bottle circa 1800’s
These bottles were used to bottle the naturally carbonated spring water
from the springs in the Nassau region of Germany.
The Dutchy of Nassau was part of the German Confederation and existed barely 60 years (1806-1866).
This water was called Selters, or seltzer.
At the time the making of these bottles was a cottage industry.
Features the Nassau Selters logo on the side with the Imperial eagle
and the makers initials and number under the handle.
The number indicates the year, this bottle has a 20, which would be 1820 year.
11.75″ tall x 3.25″ diameter
*A bit of the history:
The Romans used the wells and may have given the origin of the current name Selters, either from “aqua saltare” (lat. “water jump”) or “saltrissa” (salt rising) but both possibilities present linguistic uncertainties. The same name is also used in some other places in Germany with mineral wells. The wells are mentioned already in 772 in documents at the nearby monasteries in Fulda and Lorsch. In the 16th century under the rule of Johann von der Leyen, the water from the wells gained international fame.
Selters has been a popular as a spa resort and the water has been used for health effects as well as for its taste. The water has been exported in large quantities for many centuries; in 1787 JF Westrumb reported that over a million Selters bottles were exported all around the world. The Selters bottle was common during the 17th to 19th centuries, made of stoneware,
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