These stoneware bottles are all similarly cream in tone and would once have been used as ink bottles and then casually thrown away. At some point subsequently they have been dug up and cleaned. They were probably manufactured towards the end of the 19th Century.
There is something Morandi-esque about them when they are grouped together and they make great vases for single blooms of flowers.
A few of the bottles bear the impressed mark of their maker: no. 2 bears the mark of Powell in Bristol, no. 5 bears the mark of Stiff in Lambeth & no. 7 bears the mark of George Skey in Tamworth.
All measurements are given under each variation.