MID-19TH CENTURY AME RI CAN ANTIQUE. HANDLED STONEWARE 3 GALLON. JUG, W/ HAND DECORATED BLUE SLIP. GLAZED #3 & DECORA TIVE MOTIF. STAMPE D’M’ ON T HE LOWER. BOTTOM S IDEW ALL. 19th c New England antique decorated stoneware. Ceramic jugs and crocks. 10″ Width/Diameter x 16″ Height. With a capital letter’M’ stamped on the lower back sidewall of the jug aligned vertically with the handle. There’s a small chip around the base which is within the glaze. It’s just one of the imperfections that happened during the original making of this once primarily utilitarian ceramic piece, which would have at one point held vinegar, molasses, cider or whiskey. Offered is this splendid and early mid-19th century New England hand decorated with blue slip glaze, putty white stoneware ceramic 3-gallon handled jug, that would have once held vinegar, whiskey, molasses or even water. It’s largely free of any structural damage, such as hairline cracks, major fractures, ceramic loss or flea-bites to any of its edges. Its slab clay constructed side handle is without damage as well. The tubular spout is miraculously without any chips or cracks, after all these years. What’s notable is the hand decorated #3 and the swirling decorative motif found directly below the hand-lettered numeral 3 denoting it to be a large, 3-gallon jug. There’s also the high case letter’M’ stamped into the lower sidewall, directly below the handle on the bottom. It also has a gorgeous mustard glazed interior. Very handsome and an early mid-19th century New England antique 3-gallon hand decorated stoneware ceramic handled jug. Fair to Good overall antique condition. This mid-19th century Ame ri can antique 3-gallon salt-glazed stoneware handled jug was only carefully dusted, washed with very mild baby shampoo and then rinsed with tepid, clean water and patted dry with a soft cotton cloth and left to air dry. This was only done to remove built-up, dried organic matter, dust and silt on the exterior sidewalls of the jug. It remains as it always was. The item “MID-19TH C AMERICAN ANTIQUE SALT GLAZE STONEWARE 3 GAL JUG HAND DEC WithBLUE SLIP” is in sale since Friday, December 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.