This is quoted from the North Carolina Pottery Center booklet we purchased the other day, "The Moravians are a Protestant sect founded in the German regions of central Europe. During the 1730's they began emigrating to America, first to Georgia and Pennsylvania, and then to North Carolina."
You can find more examples of these at Old Salem, Winston - Salem. Has anyone ever been there? We have not, and really want to make a trip there some time soon. There are a couple more examples of the animal bottles pictured on their website.
This Squirrel Bottle is attributed to Rudolph Christ from Forsyth County. The dates are c 1800-1825. This is lead glazed earthenware and is on loan from Old Salem, Inc.
This piece looks like it was press molded to us.
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