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Red Wing ---------------------------- bailed jug with Jacob Esch advertisement
Description Red Wing --------------- stoneware bailed common jug with Jacob Esch advertising. Promoted as "The Celebrated Red Wing Jugs, " these popular products were sold in dozens of different shapes and sizes. With a nearly unlimited amount of uses, from the liquor trade to perfume storage, the jugs remained in production from the late 1870s to 1947.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 9 1/2 inches height
7 1/2 inches diameter
Nomenclature Jug (vessel)
Creation Made by (possibly): Red Wing Stoneware Company (1877-1906)
Made by (possibly): Minnesota Stoneware Company (1883-1906)
Made by (possibly): North Star Stoneware Company (1892-1906)
Made by (possibly): Union Stoneware Company (1894-1906)
Made by (possibly): Red Wing Union Stoneware Company (1906-1936)
Made in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Retailed by: Jacob Esch Saloon
Made in Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Household. Containers. Jugs
Trade & Industry. Packaging. Brewing & Alcoholic Beverages
Dates Creation: Approximately 1900 - Not later than 1947
In an 11/15/1895 price list for the Union Stoneware Company there is a mention of several products, including shoulder jugs available in the white glaze (Bristol or zinc glaze). But it appears that the white glaze finish did not become a staple of production in Red Wing until about 1900. The top of the jug has a brown ware or Albany slip glaze finish.
Holding Type 3D Objects
ID Number 2006.109.1