W. Decker Stoneware Beer age?

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antlerman23

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Hey guys, I was trolling through eBay last week and got this for a price too good to pass up. Now that I have it in hand, it looks a lot older than I thought. It has that grey-white glaze and is pretty crude. It has a smooth base (no rings or anything, but not exactly smooth, ill get pics of it later today) and what looks like an applied lip which is pretty darn big and awesome looking. What I want to know is how old this bottle is. There are not many websites that help in this area but I figure someone on here has handled enough pottery beers to be able to give me an estimate!
 

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I do know it is North American, probably New York state since that is where I got it from. Here are a few more pictures of it.
 

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seeing as this style of stone were ale bottle go's back to at least the civil war .it's any body's guess .
 

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Could not find any listing or info in my stoneware book. LEON.
 

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The state of origin for W. Decker is unknown however their is a W. P. Decker listed in Wellsville, NY. W. P. has early glassware. They could be related.
 

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