ONE GALLON PRESERVE JUG
AMERICAN - 19th CENTURY
American Stoneware is the predominant house ware of the era. Crocks,jugs and preserve jars were kitchen essentials throughout the 18th - 20th Centuries. By 1820,stoneware was being produced in every American center. Today these pieces are prized for their simple beauty.
Offering a one gallon, salt glaze preserve jug marked with Dr. Wm Radam's Microbe Killer Co. Dr Radam (1844-1902)
was born in Prussia and moved to Texas in 1871. He patented an elixir in September 1886. It promised a cure for malaria/rheumatism. He produced this product until the early 1900's. This elixir was sold all over the country.
This jug was decorated using cobalt oxide to highlight the excised lettering in the front of the jug. It has a handle on the back . It is 11"tall. It has minor bumps but is overall clean. The bottom has a small chip but otherwise strong with out cracks. It is in excellent condition
# MCB 17182