Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1/2 Gallon Merchant Jug that reads, "From Stowe, Bradford & Co., 132 State St., Boston."
Made about 1870, this beauty features a small 1/2 gallon size, four lines of impressed advertising with cobalt wash, and a freehand cobalt tulip. Stands only 8 3/4" tall.
Excellent condition. A 1/4" chip on the bottom of the spout on the right side, a 1/2" chip on the shoulder on the left side that is partially in the making, small chips around the base (1/4" or less), and two flat 1/2" chips on the underside. No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
An uncommon decorated 1/2 gallon Boston merchant jug.