Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this unusual 2 gallon Merchant Jug made for "Frank X. Oster, Wholesale Liquors, Utica."
The form and decoration indicate that this jug was made by Whites Pottery of Utica, New York.
Dating around 1880, this beauty had an unusual squatty form with tall spout, as well as a bold cobalt stencil in 4 lines. Stands 11 1/4" tall.
Good Condition: A 3/4" chip inside the spout, and an "X" hairline on the bottom which shows on the side only as a small "+" hairline to the left of "Utica." No base chips, stains, or restoration.