Description : A rare, 1-Gallon Stoneware Jug with West Virginia Merchant Advertising, ca. Wheel-thrown, slightly bulbous form with eased shoulder, tooled spout and applied handle. Stenciled cobalt merchant advertising reads: R. / WHOLESALE / DRUGGISTS / WHEELING , / W. Note : This jug was likely a special order for the WV drug wholesaler, manufactured in nearby Greensboro, PA.See Internet for further information on the merchant. Condition : Very Good overall with strong color, desirable 1-Gallon size and highly sought after West Virginia advertising.
Some minor imperfections, mostly in-the-making, are noted below. Stack marks noted on the body (front, upper left), and around the perimeter of upper shoulder.
Moderate stone pop, reverse, mid-handle. Shallow chips on the spout (right side) & lower neck, as shown.
Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy. No cracks, repaired damage, restoration work or other excuses. I doubt any Wheeling or Western PA Stoneware enthusiast would be disappointed with this Advertising Jug. See photos for complete details and close-ups.
Please consider them as part of the description. Measures approximately 11-1/2H x 6-1/4W overall with a base diameter of 5-1/2. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware ca. 1880 Wheeling WV Jug with Merchant McCabe Cobalt Advertising" is in sale since Thursday, July 4, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.