Square Top red ink stoneware bottles
The distinctive square top of these stoneware ink bottles was used to designate that the contents were red ink, as opposed to blue or black. The form of the square top abutting the cylindrical form of the main body of the bottle is particularly pleasing. The bottles range in tone and the darker coloured bottle is slightly more glossy than the other two.
All of the bottles have an impressed mark which is a trademark of sorts; two of the bottles have a mark which have the letter marks IV and the number 28.
The bottles were probably all made in the last quarter of the 19th Century.
Measurements given against each individual bottle. All of the bottle are in pretty good condition, with a few nibble marks.