Very Rare and Scarce American Antique Jug!
Sine waves run all the way around the upper portion of the jug.
THE 2ND PICTURE SHOWS THE LETTER 'H'.
This jug was purchased from the Estate of Leo Huston in Pompano
Beach in 2001. He was the last surviving member whose family had
been long time residents of Ohio - about 3-4 generations. Having
moved there from Virginia Leo did not have much information
on this jug other than it had been in his family for more than Three
generations. The initial ‘H’ is on the front indicating it was made and
owned by the Huston Family of Ohio many years ago but it is a Virginia Jug.
I knew the Huston Family very well. When they moved to Florida
they brought all their antiques with them that they had collected
and inherited over the years.
They loved and cherished their antiques which gave them personality,
character, and the patina we all love.
Usually there was a ball inside which you would hear rattling around in it.
The jug is a holdover from the old days;
because the narrow opening made it difficult to clean, the ball helped scrub
the sides and bottom. This jug has a small open spout on the opposite side
which allowed for air to enter and make it easier to pour the water out.
Today, the jugs are purely decorative and collector items and are not
intended for use with food or drink. This jug was probably made by a
member of the family to be used by the family or by a slave to be used as a
FIELD WATER JUG. It has Sine Waves all
around the upper portion just under the spouts and the handle is in the
middle on top. The jug measures just over 12” tall and about 7 1/2” di at
the widest point. Condition is really excellent for it’s age
except it appears to have some white paint splattered in places on it.
I am liquidating my shop inventory and my personal collection. Stay
tuned to my Etsy account. Items are added every week.
Please view all the pictures and send an email if you have any
questions. I liquidate and buy local estates, all items are sold in as
found condition. I DO NOT CUSTOMIZE, REFINISH OR REPAIR.
Most of my items are ANTIQUE OR Vintage with patina, which adds
to the charm of the item, and may naturally show some wear from
age and use. I have endeavored to photograph and accurately
describe every item as to its condition and authenticity.
Photographs are part of the description.
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