Huge yellow ware jug, c.1870

It is unusual to see a large and stout jug of this type, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to find one with such an impressive inventive repair. This American yellow ware mocha jug is decorated with a washed out blue slip seaweed pattern on a wide white band along side two narrow blue bands

I found this wonderful addition to my collection in Maine this summer, but the dealer I purchased it from originally found it in Pennsylvania

Jug measures 9-1/4″ high

Due to the sheer weight of this piece, a replaced tin handle was firmly attached to the body by means of an elaborate metal truss, encompassing the rim, spout and base

Another jug with similar form and decoration has its original applied handle and looks quite different without the metal armor of my jug

Photo courtesy of Antique Associates at West Townsend

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One Response to “Huge yellow ware jug, c.1870”

  1. Catherine says:

    Your site is fascinating! I wonder what a piece like this costs. I would love to start a collection of my own (but doubt I have the money for it!). In any case, I’ll continue to enjoy your finds and posts.

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