This page contains a wide assortmant of old food bottles. These bottles contained the same foods you'd find in cans and bottles today. Items like capers, jams, pickles, and sauces.

Latest update: June 11, 2014

california fruit salad

ID#: FD001

Type: Food, circa 1910

Color & Size: Cobalt, 5"

Embossing: CALIFORNIA FRUIT SALT DERIVATIVE COMPOUND

Description: Nice bold embossing on this cobalt blue food jar. A dug example with a lot of etching and stain.

Price: SOLD

ID#: FD002

Type: Food, circa 1910

Color & Size: Milkglass, 10"

Embossing: None

Description: This is a large milkglass food container. It was purchased from an auction house, and is in excellent condition.

Price: SOLD

mustard barrel

ID#: FD003

Type: Mustard Barrel, early 1900's

Color & Size: Clear, 5"

Embossing: None

Description: A fine example of a common, everyday food bottle from the turn of the last century. Dug, with just a bit of haze.

Price: SOLD

armour's salad oil

ID#: FD004

Type: Food - salad dressing, circa 1910

Color & Size: Clear, 8"

Embossing: ARMOUR'S SALAD OIL

Description: This is a beautiful salad dressing bottle which displays very nicely. There is a touch of interior stain.

Price: SOLD

chow chow

ID#: FD005

Type: Food , circa 1900

Color & Size: Clear, 9"

Embossing: none, but has labels front & back

Description: This large, wide-mouthed food bottle from GROSSE & BLACKWELL contained pickles. The bottle is in pristine shape, and the labels are almost intact. See additional photos. MINT condition

Price: $49 + $15 S&H (see ordering info)

chow chow

ID#: FD006

Type: Food , circa 1900

Color & Size: Clear, 9"

Embossing: none, but has labels front & back

Description: This is a second large, wide-mouthed food bottle from GROSSE & BLACKWELL contained pickles. The bottle is in pristine shape, and the labels are almost intact. See additional photos. MINT condtion

Price: $49 + $15 S&H (see ordering info)

ID#: FD007

Type: Food , circa 1905

Color & Size: Clear, 7"

Embossing: "MAGGI" on each of four shoulders of the bottle and on the stopper. A four-pointed star on each side of bottle

Description: Beautiful amber bottle with "whittled" glass. This sauce bottle is still in use today, especially in Europe. This sparkling bottle is in MINT condtion

Price: SOLD


pontiled food

pontiled food base

ID#: FD008

Type: Pontiled Food, circa 1865

Color & Size: Aqua, 5 "

Embossing: no lettering, but has star on bottom of the bottle

Description: This is a common type of food from the mid 19th century, used to sell olives, capers, and other foods. Etched, but otherwise in very nice condition

Price: SOLD


salt shaker

ID#: FD009

Type: Salt Shaker, circa 1905

Color & Size: Porcelein, 2 "

Embossing: None, light blue porcelein

Description: Fine example of a china salt shaker, missing the metal top with the shaker holes. Fluted sides and knobby base and shoulder. In excellent good shape with no chips or breaks.

Price: SOLD


salt shaker

ID#: FD010

Type: Salt Shaker, circa 1905

Color & Size: Porcelein, 2 "

Embossing: None, painted porcelein

Description: Fine example of a china salt shaker with most of the original painting remaining on the shaker

Price: $16 + $5 S&H (see ordering info)


salt shaker

ID#: FD011

Type: Salt Shaker, circa 1905

Color & Size: Porcelein, 1.5 "

Embossing: None, painted porcelein

Description: Fine example of a squat china salt shaker with someof the original painting remaining on the shaker

Price: $16 + $5 S&H (see ordering info)


ellwood olive oil

ellwood olive oil logo

ID#: FD012

Type: Food, Olive Oil, circa 1905

Color & Size: Clear/Aqua, 9 "

Embossing: Ellwood Cooper Olive Oil, Santa Barbara Cal.

Description: Beautiful clear olive oil with embossing in an oval seal. A bit on interior stain which might clean up--still has portion of original cork in mouth of bottle.

Price: SOLD


seltzer water

ID#: FD013

Type: Seltzer Water, circa 1905

Color & Size: Light Blue, 9 "

Etching: J. ZAGELBAUM/ BRONX N.Y./ 26 CONTENTS 26 OZ. REGISTERED

Description: Beautiful, light blue seltzer (soda) bottle. A very heavy bottle that used to sit behind a bar with a spritzer on top of it, used to spray soda water into the customer's whiskeys.

Price: $69+ $16 S&H (see ordering info)


samlple mineral water

ID#: FD014

Type: Sample Mineral Water, circa 1905

Color & Size: Dark Green, 5 "

Embossing: None

Description: Beautiful small sample mineral water bottle--same shape as BitterQuelle

Price:$16+ $7 S&H (see ordering info)