An Australian stoneware ginger beer bottle by Thomas Field, circa 1855
the brown salt glaze bottle impressed 'T. FIELD / POTTER / SYDNEY', 17cm(6.5") high
Thomas Field was born in 1814 in Barnet, Middlesex. He learnt pottery from JA Gransby between 1838-41. He arrived in Sydney as a free settler in 1842 and established the pottery business T Field & Co in April 1843, producing ginger beer and cordial bottles until his retirement in 1872
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