German Giveaways: A Porcelain Primer
There's really very little to tell as the bottles speak for themselves. Some of these will on the rarest of occasions be found with a paper label. More will be discovered to have the name of a bar or restaurant etched into the porcelain. It is the bars prior to prohibition which used them and have allowed us now to have some delightful collectibles.
Bars would use these as gifts and most often gave them away, usually at Christmas. If you were a habitual elbow-bender, you probably got the quart size with or without a music box base. Naturally this bottle was then filled with the bar's whiskey. If you were less of a regular attendee, you got a smaller size. For many of the styles, there were five different sizes! For our purposes though, these are the smallest size of each of these styles. Next time we'll look at some of the multi-colored ones.