Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 Gallon Jug made and stamped by N. A. White & Son, Utica, N.Y."
This is a work of Nicholas White and his sons, William and Charles, who ran the family pottery from 1865-1886 (William Ketchum, American Stoneware , pp. 69-70).
The jug was made for "C. H. Saulpaugh, Wines & Liquors, Rome, N.Y."
Dating about 1870, this beauty features the Pottery Stamp, Cobalt Merchant Stencil, 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" tall.
Excellent Condition. Light chipping on the spout, a wear spot on the back center, and a flat 3/8" chip on the bottom. That's it! No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Two stone pings on the top half in the making.
A pretty spectacular Whites Merchant Jug. Only one I have ever seen made for this merchant.
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