Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this rare Stoneware Canteen made for "L. Craddock & Co., Wholesale Liquors, 227 Elm Street, Dallas, Tex."
It was made by the Whites Pottery of Utica, New York between 1890 and 1907 when they made their elaborate molded stoneware. You can see a similar piece in The Blue and the Gray Oneida County Stoneware, by Christopher Bensch, p. 26.
This beauty features a Cartouche of Three Distinguished Gentlemen Drinking from Tankards around a Wooden Barrel in a Stone Wine Cellar. The cartouche is framed by a border of raised dots. The merchant information is stamped twice on each side and filled with cobalt. Retains its original handle. Measures 7 1/2" tall, 7" wide and 3" deep.
Exceptional Conditional. As made. No damage of any kind. Typical manufacturing imperfections.
If you like the unusual, here is a small liquor canteen made for a Texas merchant circa 1900.
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