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This octagonal bottle is a replica of those found on the sunken U.S.S. Cairo, an ironclad gunboat that sank in the Yazoo River during the Civil War. These bottles were marked "U.S. Navy" in raised letters, and contained mustard or pepper sauce, and were sealed with cork stoppers. One bottle, removed during the excavation of the wreckage in 1964, contained edible pepper sauce. Condiments were used liberally to season the crewman's bland diet. This piece measures 5 ¼ " high.
All of the Jamestown Glasshouse produced pieces are hand-blown and crafted by local artisans. The natural color of glass is green so if you seek historical accuracy then your best selection is the green glass items. Since every piece is hand blown and crafted there will be slight irregularities and therefore no two items will be exactly the same.
DO NOT PUT THESE HAND BLOWN GLASS ITEMS IN A DISHWASHER OR OVEN THEY ARE TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE.
This item is proudly made in the USA!
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