Antique Stoneware Primitive Moonshine Jug, Thick and Heavy Pottery, Beige, Brown Glazed

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This is a primitive Antique stoneware whisky jug, made sometime in the late 1800s and probably has quite a checkered history! It has a thick oatmeal-colored body with a brown salt glazed top. The top is cone- shaped with an applied loop handle… so handy for hooking your finger or thumb through as you rest the jug on your shoulder and take a swing of “Who-Hit-John”! Useful, too, for tying a rope through, to raise and lower such jugs into a well or spring, to keep the contents cool. The piece is characteristically heavy and weighs in at about 6 lbs 12 oz.

The jug is in very good condition for its age, with no cracks or repairs. The piece shows appropriate signs of age and use consisting of fine crazing/minor discoloration and scratching to the glaze as well as some ground-in dirt and grime on the bottom. There are two chips on the rim of the mouth, a chip on the upper edge of the beige section and one very old chip with smoother edges on the bottom edge. There is a rather odd-shaped flaw on the opposite side from the old chip, and it was either an intentional mark made during its creation, possibly to identify the maker, or was caused by leaning against another piece during the firing. The jug stands 12" tall and is 22" around the middle. The mouth is 1" in diameter. The piece is not marked with any other identifying marks or words, symbols, etc. so the maker is unknown.

With its rustic and primitive appearance, this charming old jug will make a great addition to someone’s Farmhouse, Country Western or even Early American décor. Jugs of this type have been around since someone figured out how to carry whiskey in a bottle!

My Seller's Policy: (2016)
I will ship your item by the most economical method I can find. Insurance and Tracking ID are included in Priority Mail. Please read all descriptions carefully. Questions about any item are welcome.

No Returns on shoes, hats or other clothing, for health reasons, so please check all measurements carefully. Other items may be returned under certain conditions—if the item is extremely different than in my description, or there is something very wrong with it that I failed to mention.

Please Note: I will refund ONLY the original cost of the item, no shipping charges, insurance, etc. Buyer pays ALL return costs of Shipping, Delivery Confirmation or Insurance.

I sell many Vintage items—please remember that VINTAGE means the item is around 25+ years old, it has almost always been used by someone, and may have a few flaws….if you want something perfect, then please do not buy Vintage! I do my best to point these flaws out, but I may miss something occasionally, so please be kind. Please check all pictures closely. Remember, VINTAGE also means they are not making these anymore, and you are buying something unique ! !

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    I will ship your item by the most economical method I can find. I usually use Priority Mail which includes insurance and tracking ID.

    PLEASE NOTE : If you live in Canada or the UK, or not on the mainland USA, the shipping costs will be higher than what is listed, so please contact me with your address and zip/postal code information....then I will notify you with the correct shipping costs for your purchase as soon as possible. DO NOT PAY until I do this, and can change the shipping information for the listing. THANK YOU !

    Please read all descriptions carefully. Questions about any item are welcome.


    Return/Exchange Policy

    No Returns on shoes, hats or other clothing, for health reasons, so please check all measurements carefully. Other items may be returned under certain conditions—if the item is extremely different than in my description, or there is something very wrong with it that I failed to mention.

    Please Note: I will refund ONLY the original cost of the item, no shipping charges, insurance, etc. Buyer pays ALL return costs of Shipping, Delivery Confirmation or Insurance.

    I sell many Vintage items—please remember that VINTAGE means the item is around 25+ years old, it has almost always been used by someone, and may have a few flaws….if you want something perfect, then please do not buy Vintage! I do my best to point these flaws out, but I may miss something occasionally, so please be kind. Please check all pictures closely. Remember, VINTAGE also means they are not making these anymore, and you are buying something unique ! !

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    Explanation of Handling Charges: I MAY occasionally need to add a handling charge of $1.00-$3.00 to your order, Thiscovers any NEW packing materials I must purchase, extra-large padded mailers, etc. (I do recycle as well as much as possible---boxes, mailers, and packing materials.) This also covers any outsize packaging for larger items. I am an individual seller, with a limited budget, so I seldom offer free shipping other than for shoes, or other smaller, more expensive items.

    Thank you for shopping at Eleanora's Attic !!

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