Coming to you is this wonderful 2 Gallon Jug made for "W. H. McGarvey, Wholesale Dealer in Wines & Liquors, Utica, N.Y."  


This jug is easy to attribute to Nicholas White and his sons, William and Charles, of Utica, New York who ran the family pottery from 1865-1886 (William Ketchum, American Stoneware , pp. 69-70).


Dating about 1870, this beauty features the Cobalt Merchant Stencil in Five Lines of Bold Letters and the Top Dipped in Cobalt!  Of all the potters with which I am familiar, only Whites made it a practice to dip the tops of their jugs in cobalt like this.   And we appreciate it!.  Measures 13  7/8" tall.


Excellent Condition.  A minor 3/16" chip on the bottom.  That's it!  No spout chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.  


A pretty spectacular Whites Merchant Jug.  


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W. H. McGarvey, Utica, New York Merchant Jug with Cobalt-Dipped Top


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