Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Merchant Jug made for "M. J. Doran, Rochester, N.Y."
Doran was a prominent liquor dealer in Rochester.
Dating around 1900, this beauty has a Short and Squatty Form with Bold Stenciled Advertising. Very unusual shape, possibly shaped for stability in a buggy or wagon or other transport. Stands 7 3/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. Two 1/4" chips on the front bottom, one of which appears to be in the making. That's it! No spout chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Some bubbles in the glaze on the top of the spout and handle in the making.