Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 Gallon Jug made for "W. H. Holmes, Rye Whiskey, Wines & C, 117 Water St. and 154 First Ave., Pitts."
This jug was made for Holmes in Southwestern Pennsylvania, probably in Greensboro.
Dating around 1880, this beauty features Upward Sweeping Comma Vining and a Squiggle Stripe on the Top and a Straight Stripe on the Bottom that Frame Five LInes of Stenciled Advertising. The clay is an attractive light gray and provides a strong contrast with the cobalt decoration. Stands 11 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. Chippage on the back of the spout and some staining by the handle in the back. No base chips hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A slight recess on the left side shoulder near the handle and some darkened firing lines on the back and left side bottom-- all in the making.
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