Offered for your consideration is an antique blue decorated salt-glazed stoneware batter jug. Strong color with a crisp dark cobalt decoration. Attributed to Whites Pottery, Utica, NY, circa 1880.
The front features a classic cobalt freehand decorated leafy stem painted by the well-known artist of the day John Hilfinger. Ovoid 1-gallon pail with tubular pour spout, applied clay ears, attached thick metal-and-wood bail handle and applied lower lug handle at base on the reverse.
Nicely glazed medium tan mottled patina and dark brown/black slip interior. 4 7/8 top opening diameter rim to rim. 8¼ wide including the ears. 10 wide from tip of spout to bulbous reverse side. 6¾ diameter across the bottom.
Because batter jugs were extremely utilitarian in nature and were used on a nearly daily basis in the 19th century American kitchen, they often sustained damage and thus are difficult to find in good condition today. Considering its age and daily use, this. Is in very good condition. All original, no repairs or restoration have been done. Typical manufacturing flaws such as firing glitches are mentioned for accuracy.
Chips and wear to lug handle. See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Will make a pleasing addition to any collection of stoneware, country primitives, or early American antiques. The item "1880's Stoneware Cobalt Blue 1 Gal. BATTER JUG Pail WHITES Utica, NY Wood Handle" is in sale since Thursday, September 07, 2017.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs". The seller is "kalalilly" and is located in Herkimer, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.