As with all breakable & fragile items, please be careful when unpacking; best to unpack on a soft surface. Also, gently remove the tape from the bubblewrap - please do not rip open the bubblewrap since this could cause damage to the item. I had a viewer share the following.This is the mark of a later Cowden say 1870s. The thumbprint you are referencing to is more of a burn mark made in the kiln. Very nice condition - impressed Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA cobalt floral decorated stoneware jug measuring 14" H (not including the cork in the measurement but in the sale of the jug) x approximately 9" W at the widest point x 7 Diameter base. There is really NO damage to report other than its neat manufacturing flaws such as what appears to be a dark smudge mark which. A thumb may have created the mark? On the one petal as shown in photo #3 and some brown marks. There are NO hairline cracks or any cracks. NO chips around the rim or anywhere.
Fantastic antique jug to own and display with your other jugs and crocks. This weighs close to 9 lbs. PLEASE USE THE ZOOM FEATURE to view all photos as these are also a part of the description in order for you to make your final decision. I MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO.
Describe each item as accurately and as honestly as possible. Most items I offer are vintage and have been acquired over the years from estate sales, auctions, flea markets and/or my personal items. I do not do touch-ups on any items I offer. The vintage items are not always perfect simply due to age; I will point out chips, cracks, repairs, major scratches, etc.
But I cannot point out every minuet flawing or tiny manufacture flaw on any item. You can expect some very minor flaws on used/vintage items. Please check out my other items and Thanks for viewing. The item "Antique Cowden & Wilcox 2 Gal Cobalt Decorated Salt Glazed Stoneware Jug 14" is in sale since Friday, January 15, 2021.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs". The seller is "schuylkillhaven" and is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.