The Western Stoneware Company Crocks and Jugs

Collectable stoneware crocks and jugs from The Western Stoneware Company are available for sale below. These white crocks with the blue identifying stamp have become highly regarded with collectors. Not only do these crocks and jugs look attractive but they provide those who are interested in tracing the progress of the history of the stoneware industry. Take a look at the range of Western Stoneware jugs for sale as well as the many different types of crocks and other related products.

The Western Stoneware Company Crocks and Jugs For Sale



Vintage Amana Radarange 4 Qt Stoneware Crock Dutch Oven By Western Stoneware
Vintage Amana Radarange 4 Qt Stoneware Crock Dutch Oven By Western Stoneware
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2 Tone Stoneware Crock Pottery Beehive jug Western Fruit Moonshine Vintage k
2 Tone Stoneware Crock Pottery Beehive jug Western Fruit Moonshine Vintage k
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Vintage The Western Pottery 3 Gallon Stoneware Crock Pickle Jar Denver CO
Vintage The Western Pottery 3 Gallon Stoneware Crock Pickle Jar Denver CO
$34.99 (1 Bid)
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Western Stoneware Antique Mixing Crock BowlHeavy Pottery Stackable 10
Western Stoneware Antique Mixing Crock BowlHeavy Pottery Stackable 10
$19.95
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Western Stoneware Crock Lid White Monmouth IL
Western Stoneware Crock Lid White Monmouth IL
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3 Vintage Western Stoneware Co MONMOUTH Soup Chili Bean Bowls Crocks Brown
3 Vintage Western Stoneware Co MONMOUTH Soup Chili Bean Bowls Crocks Brown
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Rare Western Penn Salt Glazed Stoneware 1 2 Gal Canning Crock Circa 1800s
Rare Western Penn Salt Glazed Stoneware 1 2 Gal Canning Crock Circa 1800s
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Western Stoneware Company Monmouth illinios Clamp Lid Crock
Western Stoneware Company Monmouth illinios Clamp Lid Crock
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Western Stoneware Co Monmouth Crock with lid
Western Stoneware Co Monmouth Crock with lid
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Vintage Western Stoneware Co 5 Gallon Crock Jug Monmouth Illinois
Vintage Western Stoneware Co 5 Gallon Crock Jug Monmouth Illinois
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VTG Amana Radarange Western Cardinal Stoneware 4 QT Crock Cooker Made in USA
VTG Amana Radarange Western Cardinal Stoneware 4 QT Crock Cooker Made in USA
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COFFEE Canister Crock Western Stoneware Pottery Monmouth
COFFEE Canister Crock Western Stoneware Pottery Monmouth
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The merger of seven stoneware pottery companies in 1906 formed the Western Stoneware Company of Monmouth Illinois. The seven companies that formed the merger were The Monmouth Pottery Company, Weir Pottery Company, Macomb Stoneware Company, Macomb Pottery Company, D. Culbertson Stoneware Company, Clinton Stoneware Company, and Fort Dodge Stoneware.

Making this merger a very fruitful one for all concerned was the fact that each company brought a pottery specialty to the new company. This gave the Western Stoneware Company an impressive range of design styles.

The range of products produced by The Western Stoneware Company included basic utilitarian stoneware vessels such as bowls, butter churns and crocks as well as more decorative quality pieces such as lamps, planters and artistic pieces.

The distinctive feature of the Western Stoneware crocks is the blue stamped company logo featuring a maple leaf which remained fairly consistent over the years with only slight variations made.

The Western Stoneware Company jugs and crocks are part of a larger range of jugs that can be found for sale elsewhere on the site. For other fine and unusual jugs including whiskey and moonshine jugs and crocks of all sizes and condition take a look at the stoneware jugs page or head over to the page featuring McCormick Platte Valley whiskey jugs, Glenmore Whiskey Jugs and Henry McKenna Whiskey Jugs.

Henry McKenna Whiskey Jugs

The production of whiskey jugs by the various different distilleries around the country resulted in a great number of pottery jugs that have since become iconic features in the pottery industry. Their looks and their role in the development of the industry has made them collectible and prized items. The range of Henry McKenna whiskey jugs have become particularly popular due to their distinctive appearance and the quality of the pottery that was used. The white stoneware with the blue stamp on the front has made them very distinctive.

Browse through the range of Henry McKenna Whiskey Jugs for sale below.



Vintage Henry McKenna 4 5 Qt Whiskey Jug Kentucky Cork Stopper
Vintage Henry McKenna 4 5 Qt Whiskey Jug Kentucky Cork Stopper
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HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK KENTUCKY
HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK KENTUCKY
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VINTAGE HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE JUG FOR HANDMADE KENTUCKY WHISKEY 1 2 GALLON
VINTAGE HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE JUG FOR HANDMADE KENTUCKY WHISKEY 1 2 GALLON
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Henry McKenna Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey Jug
Henry McKenna Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey Jug
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VINTAGE 1972 HENRY McKENNA Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey Jug Ceramic Bar Decor
VINTAGE 1972 HENRY McKENNA Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey Jug Ceramic Bar Decor
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Henry McKenna Handmade Whiskey 4 5 Quart Pottery Jug
Henry McKenna Handmade Whiskey 4 5 Quart Pottery Jug
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Vintage Henry McKenna Half Gallon Stoneware Whiskey Jug
Vintage Henry McKenna Half Gallon Stoneware Whiskey Jug
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Old Vtg Henry McKenna Bourbon Whiskey Stoneware Jug Fairfield Kentucky 4 5 Qt
Old Vtg Henry McKenna Bourbon Whiskey Stoneware Jug Fairfield Kentucky 4 5 Qt
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VINTAGE HENRY McKENNA KENTUCKY BOURBON WHISKEY JUG EMPTY SAMPLER 1 10 Pint
VINTAGE HENRY McKENNA KENTUCKY BOURBON WHISKEY JUG EMPTY SAMPLER 1 10 Pint
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Henry McKenna Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Jug Michigan Commision Seal tulips 4 5qt
Henry McKenna Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Jug Michigan Commision Seal tulips 4 5qt
$9.99
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Henry McKenna Stoneware Crock Jug Handmade Kentucky Whiskey 1964 Half Gal Bar
Henry McKenna Stoneware Crock Jug Handmade Kentucky Whiskey 1964 Half Gal Bar
$20.00
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Henry McKenna Stoneware Crock Jug Handmade Kentucky Whiskey Blue 1968 4 5 Quart
Henry McKenna Stoneware Crock Jug Handmade Kentucky Whiskey Blue 1968 4 5 Quart
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If you would like to find out more information about any of these jugs or would like to buy one, simply click on the image provided.

The Henry McKenna jugs were made in a range of sizes but it appears that the 4/5 quart jugs along with the 1/2 gallon and full gallon jugs are among the most popular. The Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey crocks, particularly those with stoppers, will provide you with a very useful jug if you are planning on using the one that you buy.

Part of the interest in buying a Henry McKenna whiskey jug is to use it as a way of tracing the development and history if the company.

Henry McKenna Whiskey Jugs are part of a larger range of jugs that can be found for sale elsewhere on the site. For other fine and unusual whiskey jugs, moonshine jugs and crocks of all sizes and condition take a look at the stoneware jugs page or head over to the page featuring McCormick Platte Valley whiskey jugs, The Western Stoneware Company crocks, Ohio Whiskey Jugs and Glenmore Whiskey Jugs.

McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Jugs

Collectible whiskey jugs have originated from a number of well-known distilling companies and one of the very typical types are the stoneware jugs, or crocks as they are sometimes known, from McCormick Distilling. The jugs feature the ubiquitous cream and brown glazed finish and the blue stamped printing on the front loudly identifies the jug as coming from Platte Valley.

Browse through the range of McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Jugs for sale below.



McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug with Cork Vintage Pottery
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug with Cork Vintage Pottery
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vintage PLATTE VALLEY McCormick STRAIGHT CORN WHISKEY JUG SEALED empty BOTTLE
vintage PLATTE VALLEY McCormick STRAIGHT CORN WHISKEY JUG SEALED empty BOTTLE
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Vintage McCormick PLATTE VALLEY Straight Corn Whiskey Crock Jug Bottle whisky
Vintage McCormick PLATTE VALLEY Straight Corn Whiskey Crock Jug Bottle whisky
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug Crock Weston Mo 1979 Empty
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug Crock Weston Mo 1979 Empty
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug with stopper Weston Mo
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug with stopper Weston Mo
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1974 Original McCormick Distillery Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Jug Crock 5
1974 Original McCormick Distillery Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Jug Crock 5
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Vintage 1969 McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug Bottle
Vintage 1969 McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug Bottle
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Vintage Mccormick Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Jug 1 2 Pint 86 Proof
Vintage Mccormick Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Jug 1 2 Pint 86 Proof
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Vintage Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug Pint McCormick Decantur LOTLUD
Vintage Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug Pint McCormick Decantur LOTLUD
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Vintage McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug Empty
Vintage McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug Empty
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Old Platte Valley McCORMICK Straight Corn Whiskey 175 Liters Stoneware Jug
Old Platte Valley McCORMICK Straight Corn Whiskey 175 Liters Stoneware Jug
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug 1 2 Pint Empty
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug 1 2 Pint Empty
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If you would like to find out more information about any of these jugs or would like to buy one, simply click on the image provided.

This distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the US and has produced a long line of collectible stoneware whiskey jugs. The crocks that have been produced over the years provide us with a great timeline of the progress of the company. Look for crocks and jugs in fine condition with no chips or cracks and, preferably, with a cork still in place in the top.

These jugs are the perfect types of jugs for collectors to build a quality collection from. The age and the history behind these jugs are superior to just about any jugs from the US.

McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Jugs are part of a larger range of jugs that can be found for sale elsewhere on the site. For other fine and unusual whiskey jugs, moonshine jugs and crocks of all sizes and condition take a look at the stoneware jugs page as well as the Henry McKenna Whiskey jugs, The Western Stoneware Company crocks and the Glenmore Whiskey jugs pages.

Decorate With Stoneware Whiskey Jugs

A great way to add old-style ambiance to a room is to place objects that were popular in the past, particularly items that may not have been considered to be decorative items. One such example is the stoneware whiskey jugs. Those old-style pottery jugs that are synonymous with whiskey and moonshine and the illicit manufacture of alcohol.

These jugs are iconic in appearance, certainly very distinctive and remain very useful as liquid containers. Placing one or more in the kitchen provides rustic charm to the room, but not only that, it also provides you with more storage that is just a little unusual.

These pottery jugs can be found by searching under the names stoneware whiskey jugs, stoneware shoulder jugs, moonshine jugs, gallon jugs or simply pottery jugs. They were very common in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century and the more recognisable are the ones that were glazed a dark brown at the top and pale on the bottom.

These pottery jugs are made from white clay and fired at high temperatures to form a nonporous vessel suitable for storing liquids. The exterior of the jugs are glazed using a method known as salt-glazing in which common salt is used in the firing process.

They are study pieces and many of have survived through the years to become extremely collectible and useful objects in the home. While they are synonymous with the liquor industry, particularly the illegal liquor industry, they remain very useful vessels that are capable of holding all types of liquids.

Anyone who is attempting to decorate a room in a rustic style that uses pieces that were of little value or were commonly seen in everyday life in the US would have to have a stoneware jug as part of the landscape. They are instantly recognizable due to their shape, size and the colors with which they were glazed.

Stoneware crocks and jugs were made in a range of sizes and the shapes varied slightly from the stout to the more streamlined versions. It is possible to find antique stoneware jugs with capacities ranging anywhere from 1 quart right up to 30 gallons. The most commonly seen are the half-gallon and gallon jugs.

It was not common practice for manufacturers to stamp or incise markings to indicate makers name or year of manufacture until around the 1860s. In some cases it may be possible to find jugs that have some identifying markings inscribed on the base that will give a clue as to what company manufactured it. Later jugs were stamped with identifying information, helping out those who would come later and want to collect these iconic pieces of history. Two such companies that have produced whiskey jugs that have become popular collectors items are McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Company and the Henry McKenna Company both of whose jugs are available for sale by following the links.

Closely related to the whiskey jugs and just as keenly sought after by collectors are stoneware ginger beer bottles. These bottles were made during the 19th century and represent a huge slice of stoneware pottery that was manufactured at the time. Some of the ginger beer bottles that were made during the years of the 19th century to the early 20th century are very decorative and well worth tracking down.

Take this opportunity to browse through the selection of jugs for sale:

Moonshine Jugs
Stoneware Whiskey Jugs

Kentucky Whiskey Jugs

The long and successful Kentucky whiskey industry has resulted in the creation of a number of fine storage containers. Kentucky whisky jugs are part of the history of the industry and they also present a great opportunity to buy fine collectible examples.

Displayed below is a selection of fine Kentucky whiskey jugs, with the vast majority of them having been made out of stoneware pottery. They are available in a range of sizes and feature the plain white stoneware exterior with cobalt blue writing and illustrated design.

Kentucky Whiskey Jugs For Sale



Vintage Rare Kentucky Whiskey Jugs Salt  Pepper Shakers
Vintage Rare Kentucky Whiskey Jugs Salt Pepper Shakers
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Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart
Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart
$9.99
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VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1942
VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1942
$9.90
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Vintage Henry McKenna 4 5 Qt Whiskey Jug Kentucky Cork Stopper
Vintage Henry McKenna 4 5 Qt Whiskey Jug Kentucky Cork Stopper
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HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK KENTUCKY
HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK KENTUCKY
$3.99
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VINTAGE HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE JUG FOR HANDMADE KENTUCKY WHISKEY 1 2 GALLON
VINTAGE HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE JUG FOR HANDMADE KENTUCKY WHISKEY 1 2 GALLON
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ca1880 1890 IW HARPER NELSON CO KENTUCKY WHISKEY HANDLED STONEWARE JUG
ca1880 1890 IW HARPER NELSON CO KENTUCKY WHISKEY HANDLED STONEWARE JUG
$82.00 (16 Bids)
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Antique Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Water Jug Pub Jug Whisky Jug
Antique Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Water Jug Pub Jug Whisky Jug
$5.99
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Vintage 1940s Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware
Vintage 1940s Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware
$10.00
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One of the most common maker’s jugs that is available is the selection from Henry McKenna. It is possible to find all kinds of Henry McKenna jugs in sizes such as half gallon, three-quarter gallon and full gallon. These whiskey jugs all held the liquor when it was sold from the distillery.

These containers are now highly collectible items, particularly the jugs that have been inscribed with the whiskey maker’s name and the year in which it was released. Collectors should become familiar with the distinctive markings that have been applied to the early whiskey jugs if they are to collect them based on the years in which they were first used or on the manufacturer who used them.

If you are particularly interested in the history of Kentucky whiskey making and the containers in which they were distributed, the selection of jugs available should prove to be very interesting indeed. The use of Kentucky bourbon jugs provided the early customers with an attractive storage method, although they were eventually replaced by bottles as a matter of convenience.

We have provided further resources dealing with the various types of whiskey jugs or moonshine jugs as they were sometimes referred to. You can read about ways of decorating with stoneware whiskey jugs or you can buy a stoneware whisky jug. For something a bit different you whould look at the range of pottery face jugs for sale too.

Folk Art Pottery Face Jugs

For a splash of humor to be added to the table or to the kitchen where they might be displayed the southern American folk art face pottery jugs are great fun. The ugly face jugs feature scary faces in ugly guises on the sides of the jugs.

These jugs are great collectible items and are also terrific examples of stoneware pottery that will also be unique pottery jugs of a very different nature. There are many different types of face jugs available from the downright ugly to the purposely humorous and they allow you to add some fun to the room.

Take a look at the large range of southern folk art pottery face jugs for sale displayed below.

Buy Pottery Face Jugs

Folk Art Pottery Face Jug Pitcher 8 Glazed Applied Accents
Folk Art Pottery Face Jug Pitcher 8 Glazed Applied Accents
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MARVIN BAILEY Signed Big Brown Southern Primitive Folk Art Pottery Face Jug
MARVIN BAILEY Signed Big Brown Southern Primitive Folk Art Pottery Face Jug
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Clint Alderman 2007 Georgia Folk Art Pottery Face Jug
Clint Alderman 2007 Georgia Folk Art Pottery Face Jug
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Georgia Hat Mustache Folk Art Pottery Face Jug By Brian J Wilson
Georgia Hat Mustache Folk Art Pottery Face Jug By Brian J Wilson
$40.00
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Folk Art Pottery Ugly Jug Face Jug by Vonderhey
Folk Art Pottery Ugly Jug Face Jug by Vonderhey
$99.00 (1 Bid)
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HUGE STEVE TURPIN FOLK POTTERY FACE JUG HOMER GEORGIA CIGAR MAN
HUGE STEVE TURPIN FOLK POTTERY FACE JUG HOMER GEORGIA CIGAR MAN
$120.00
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FOLK ART SOUTHERN POTTERY FACE MUG JUG W REMOVEABLE HAT COVER
FOLK ART SOUTHERN POTTERY FACE MUG JUG W REMOVEABLE HAT COVER
$29.99
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Charles Lisk Early Small Face Jug Vale NC Carolina Folk Pottery Art
Charles Lisk Early Small Face Jug Vale NC Carolina Folk Pottery Art
$175.00
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Late Don Craig 91 NC Small Face Jug Folk Pottery Art
Late Don Craig 91 NC Small Face Jug Folk Pottery Art
$148.99
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Marie Rogers Pottery Mini Face Jug Primitive Folk Pottery Art
Marie Rogers Pottery Mini Face Jug Primitive Folk Pottery Art
$45.00
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North Carolina Folk Art Pottery Snake Face Jug GLASS Melts WA FLOWERS
North Carolina Folk Art Pottery Snake Face Jug GLASS Melts WA FLOWERS
$169.00
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RARE Josh Boock Cow Face Jug Folk Art Pottery Cowbell the Cowboy Lark Sedona
RARE Josh Boock Cow Face Jug Folk Art Pottery Cowbell the Cowboy Lark Sedona
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The origins of the face jug is said to be a way in which the jugs were made to be childproof. The theory is that the ugly face on the side of the jug would be scary enough to keep the children out of the jug and away from the contents.

The handmade nature of these jugs gives them even greater appeal than if they were obviously rolled off an assembly line. Each one has its own characteristics that some may find appealing or at least, interesting. No matter why you might find these pottery jugs to fit your home’s design they will create a point of interest in the room if they are positioned prominently.

Some of the early face jugs were created with amazing attention to detail with fine features inscribed onto the sides of the jugs to give them personality and wider appeal. They may not always have featured the recognizable ugly face but other designs such as lizards, snakes and spiders.

Find other interesting pottery jugs when you browse through the range of vintage pottery jugs or when you are looking to buy a stoneware whiskey jug.